NetApp FlexPod

Key Points

  • Validated best-in-class designs with thousands of hours of lab testing.
  • Step-by-step best practices guide.
  • Secure multi-tenancy capabilities with third party validations.

FlexPod validated designs and workloads can be customized for dev/test, VDI, data protection, and secure multi-tenancy.

These validated workloads and designs, built on the FlexPod™ data center platform, have undergone thousands of hours of lab testing, and are documented in a step-by-step best practices guide:

  • VMware® vSphere ™ built on FlexPod™ – includes VMware vSphere, vCenter™, Cisco UCS and Nexus, and NetApp FAS storage with Data ONTAP™ 8 in cluster mode for highly virtualized environments.
  • Entry-level FlexPod solution – for specific workloads and a more manageable smaller-scale IT infrastructure.
  • FlexPod with Microsoft® Private Cloud – a prevalidated design built on Cisco® Unified Computing System®, Cisco Nexus® family of Switches, FAS storage components, and Microsoft ® Windows Server and Systems Center 2012.
  • FlexPod with Microsoft® Private Cloud with Citrix® XenDesktop – is a prevalidated solution running Hyper-V on top of a FlexPod architecture with System Center 2012 validated on Citrix XenDesktop.
  • Microsoft® Applications built on FlexPod – based on Microsoft SharePoint ® 2010, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Cisco compute and networking, NetApp storage, and VMware virtualization.
  • SAP® Applications built on FlexPod – accelerates SAP lifecycle management with secure, integrated data protection across the entire stack.
  • Citrix ® XenDesktop built on FlexPod – easy-to-deploy VDI solution that accommodates virtually any hypervisor.
  • RedHat ®Enterprise Linux ®(RHEL) built on FlexPod – a prevalidated solution with the RHEL operating system and add-on options such as scale file system, high availability and resilient storage.
  • Secure Multi-Tenancy (SMT) capabilities to create a service-oriented infrastructure.
  • Oracle® RAC on FlexPod validated with VMware – combines NetApp NAS storage, Cisco UCS and Nexus, VMware vSphere, and Oracle Real Application Clusters with enhanced management software. For virtualizing business-critical applications.