PlanNet21 brings FlexPod to Ireland

Irish reseller becomes strategic NetApp partner

Dublin, Ireland - 26th October 2011. PlanNet21, Ireland's most specialised converged network solution provider is today announcing the launch of the Flexpod - a pre-sized, validated, standardised data centre architecture design, built on NetApp, Cisco and VMware.

As a Cisco Gold Partner and newly appointed NetApp strategic partner, PlanNet21 will be the first reseller in Ireland to offer this joint solution, built on best of breed technology. FlexPod® helps customers accelerate their transformation to a virtualised, shared IT infrastructure with consistent and proven designs to simplify deployment and help reduce risk.

Denise Tormey, Director, PlanNet21 Communications comments: "We pride ourselves on combining "best of breed" products from our technology partners to create cost effective and innovative solutons for our customer base. As such, we are thrilled to be partnering with NetApp and bringing world-class storage solutions to the Irish market."

Pete Rawden, Partner Sales Director, UK & Ireland, NetApp comments: "Business demands are changing fast and IT infrastructures need to adapt more quickly to new applications and products. To be able to adopt technologies such as virtualisation and cloud computing, companies need to move towards a more flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure. At NetApp, we enable partners to bring such solutions to market and this is the first time Irish customers will be able to experience the benefits of FlexPod through PlanNet21."

About PlanNet 21
PlanNet21 Communications Ltd. is a Cisco Gold Partner. With offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast PlanNet21 offer nationwide service to our clients. PlanNet21 is Ireland's most specialised converged network solution provider. The converged solutions, PlanNet21 provide offer a unified architectural framework for voice, data and video which supports and enhances our clients competitive advantage through the enablement of their workforce, empowering them to respond faster and more efficiently to the demands that their clients place on them. For more information, please visit: http://www.plannet21.ie/index.asp.

About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster, at www.netapp.co.uk.

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