Language is a productive, useful part of everyday human life. It enables humans to move forward by building ideas upon other ideas. It’s difficult to imagine a path for a modern world without language and its written form. Many languages have building blocks (letters) that form words (combinations of letters) that combine into sentences (complete thoughts) and higher forms of written language like stories, plays, and poetry. Language can also be personalized, and everyone combines sentences differently in their personal form of communication.
These workflows are combined in words and sentences that can dramatically increase your IT productivity. FlexPod XCS and its Cisco Intersight Cloud Orchestrator enable an IT enterprise to use out-of-the-box storage and compute workflows or design their own specific workflows. You can even amalgamate these workloads into more powerful aggregates (words and sentences) to increase IT productivity, lower costs, and serve the needs of your business. Another major advantage of this automation is that these workflows will increase over time. So, the benefit from FlexPod XCS will accrue and increase as you combine these workflows and customize them to your specific IT tasks.
The next diagram (Cross-domain workflow designer) shows these workflows, like words and sentences, combined into larger tasks. For example, NetApp® storage in FlexPod XCS has built-in, granular operations on the discovered NetApp ONTAP® controllers, and a set of NetApp tasks has been added to Intersight. These tasks are used to build end-to-end workflows.
Some examples of FlexPod XCS automation use cases are:
This screenshot of a FlexPod XCS system shows an example of the sentences (workflows) being put together.
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Bruno Messina joined NetApp in 2018 and works in product marketing for FlexPod. His previous experience includes a career in product marketing of UCS servers for Cisco Systems and Solaris server marketing and competitive analysis at both Oracle and Sun Microsystems, where he joined in 2000. Bruno spent ten years in various roles of competitive analysis and product management at Sun Microsystems, leading analysis in both the workgroup and enterprise servers. Prior to Sun Microsystems, Bruno spent time finishing his MBA education and worked for two years at Cadence working on product marketing for both board-level and board timing tools. Bruno holds both a BSEE and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
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