FlexPod Select Solutions

Pre-tested NetApp and Cisco configurations for dedicated high-performance workloads speed your time-to-value.

NetApp® FlexPod® Select solutions are built for your dedicated, high-performance workloads: big data, HPC, databases and data warehouses. These preconfigured, scalable solutions combine storage, networking and servers – all validated with analytical and database applications.

You gain flexibility. Speed deployment. Reduce risk. And accelerate time-to-value for all your data.

FlexPod Select components include:
•    NetApp E-Series and EF Series storage systems
•    Cisco® Unified Computing System servers and fabric interconnect
•    Cisco Nexus® fabric extender

NetApp works with Cisco for infrastructure support, Cloudera or Hortonworks for Hadoop support, and Oracle for Oracle Database support. You’ll find technical support on all interoperable technologies.

FlexPod Select Reference Architectures
Validated configurations FlexPod Select with Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and FlexPod Select with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) are designed for high-availability, enterprise-class Hadoop environments on the FlexPod Select architecture.

FlexPod Select for high-performance Oracle RAC (PDF) reduces user and application wait times by delivering up to 2 million IOPS at microsecond latencies for business-critical workloads running on Oracle Database.


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Key Points

  • Utilise big data analytics fast with validated, preconfigured components.
  • Deploy an enterprise-class infrastructure for Oracle RAC and Hadoop.
  • Realise high performance and availability for Oracle and Hadoop workloads.
  • Maintain compatibility with more of your existing apps and infrastructure.
  • Leverage the evolving open-platform ecosystem and avoid vendor lock-in.