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This is not your grandfather’s FlexPod

It’s been an incredible summer of innovation and achievements. First was the Virgin Galactic spaceflight, followed by the Blue Origin rocket launch, then the Summer Olympic Games.

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Carol Chan
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Today, we are debuting a new release of FlexPod® converged infrastructure system, packed with the latest products and technologies for the modern datacenter. Key highlights include Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System and M6 servers, NetApp® ONTAP® 9.9 data fabric and hybrid cloud software, end-to-end NVMe performance, Cisco Intersight cloud management services, and workflow automation with Ansible.

What do you get when you integrate all these innovative technologies together?

You get a fully validated, versatile, high-performing, cloud-enabled and future-ready FlexPod system.

Your DIY nightmare will be a thing of the past. With FlexPod, you can simplify IT operations and accelerate applications and workloads, on-premises and in the cloud, with no disruption to running the business.

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Let’s take a look at the new FlexPod technologies from NetApp, Cisco, and VMware:

ONTAP 9.9 is making big strides to help simplify and automate customer experience.
Whether your data resides on-premises or in the cloud, you get to enjoy the same seamless, unified user experience across edge, core, and multi-cloud locations.

UCS M6 servers bring performance, flexibility, and density to the modern datacenter. They’re designed to support a broad set of workloads, from web infrastructure to VDI to enterprise database to AI/ML. They also offer a smooth upgrade path for the hugely popular UCS M5 servers.

UCS X-Series Modular System is the next generation UCS platform. It delivers unparalleled scalability, connectivity, and performance for the unpredictable needs of modern workloads while also meeting critical requirements of enterprise applications.

Cisco Intersight enables customers to manage diverse datacenter components from a single pane of glass. You can easily monitor FlexPod infrastructure on a centralized dashboard and initiate automated workflows across distributed locations with a just few clicks.

vSphere 7.0 U2 is the latest all-inclusive hypervisor release from VMware. Key features include performance enhancement, advanced security capabilities, simplified lifecycle operations and automated deployments.

End-to-end NVMe brings huge performance gain to the FlexPod converged platform.
Enterprise applications can reap benefits in a transparent manner. Even if you don’t require increased performance today, your datacenter will be ready for future workloads that demand
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Download the FlexPod Design Guide and ONTAP Overview with the latest NetApp and Cisco innovations.

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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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