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Expanding FlexPod hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation

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Carol Chan
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Customer interest in hybrid cloud is increasing at a lightning pace. With a myriad of cloud technologies and products from every vendor, plus all the choices in hyperscalers and service providers, the hybrid cloud solution matrix is almost unlimited. IT leaders must navigate through the vast hybrid cloud landscape. Added to this daunting task are the integration challenges of these new cloud products and technologies. Sadly, many IT teams can recount horror stories about failed integrations and support nightmares.

But don’t worry, the FlexPod® validated converged platform helps you eliminate integration issues and provides superior support. And you can extend your datacenters to hybrid cloud with ease and confidence.

FlexPod provides a versatile integrated platform with unified support

FlexPod has a proven track record of delivering integrated infrastructure from NetApp, Cisco, and VMware. With this validated platform, you can run a wide range of workloads — consolidation, databases, virtual desktop, healthcare, AI, and more. The single unified support also eliminates finger-pointing when technical issues arise. Your IT team can instead focus their energy on advancing business initiatives achieving positive outcomes.

FlexPod extends datacenter integration and validation to hybrid cloud

NetApp is the leading innovator in hybrid cloud. The NetApp® Cloud Volumes platform offers integrated NetApp ONTAP® storage infrastructure and advanced data services for private and public cloud alike. It’s the most widely adopted cloud platform on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. There’s also the NetApp Astra™ product family, the industry’s first stateful storage management solution for cloud applications.

FlexPod has continually integrated these intelligent hybrid cloud products with its proven infrastructure. You can use FlexPod hybrid cloud solutions to simplify your journey to the cloud, with minimal disruption to your business operations.

A new FlexPod hybrid cloud solution with VMware Cloud Foundation

NetApp and VMware have been partners for the past 20 years. A large majority of FlexPod customers use vSphere virtualization. So it’s a natural evolution to expand the FlexPod hybrid cloud portfolio — with AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud — to offer a new FlexPod hybrid cloud solution with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF).

FlexPod hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation

The new FlexPod hybrid cloud solution with VMware Cloud Foundation provides several key benefits:

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Many customers have already completed a proof of concept for the FlexPod hybrid cloud solution with VMware Cloud Foundation. You can get started today. To learn more, visit:

Carol Chan

Carol Chan is a Senior Product Manager for FlexPod. She joined NetApp in 2018 with 20+ years of enterprise experience. Prior to NetApp, Carol has led product management and marketing at multiple high tech companies including Dell EMC, VCE, Equinix, Sun Microsystems and HPE. Carol has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and MBA from Santa Clara University.

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