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ExpressPod and Cisco expand data centre infrastructure offerings

Cisco Systems and NetApp this week introduced ExpressPod, a prepackaged offering for small and medium-sized organizations; the addition of new storage clustering capabilities to the FlexPod data centre platform, and the release of a VMware...


October 11, 2012  


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Cisco Systems and NetApp this week introduced ExpressPod, a prepackaged offering for small and medium-sized organizations; the addition of new storage clustering capabilities to the FlexPod data centre platform, and the release of a VMware upgrade for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) on FlexPod.

ExpressPod integrates Cisco UCS C-Series servers, NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage and Cisco Nexus 3048 switches with infrastructure management, while FlexPod now features support and validation for VMware vSphere on NetApp Data ONTAP 8 operating in Cluster-Mode.

According to a release, NetApp storage clustering also enables “non-disruptive data migration of hundreds of virtual machines at a time to facilitate load balancing, system maintenance and device upgrades without interrupting the running applications.”