FlexPod is a solution developed by Cisco and NetApp, two leaders in enterprise networking, compute, and storage, that have come together to develop a simplified, scalable, and flexible solution to support virtualized and private cloud environments. This collaboration has resulted in more efficient virtualization and cloud computing solutions and numerous jointly validated reference architectures.
The proposed technology is well-suited for a variety of workload environments, including enterprise-critical applications such as Microsoft® SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, and Hadoop. For example, a base FlexPod configuration can support 1,500 users for these four popular workloads simultaneously: virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server. FlexPod provides sufficient headroom for additional workloads in addition to:
The goal of FlexPod is to provide clients with a cost-effective infrastructure to experience next-generation data center technology.