FlexPod™ for VMware is a predesigned, base configuration comprised of VMware vSphere, vCenter, Cisco UCS and Nexus and NetApp FAS storage components. FlexPod for VMware is part of the broader FlexPod data center solution, which has several reference designs that have been optimized for a variety of mixed application workloads, or configured for virtual desktop infrastructures and Secure Multi-Tenancy environments.
The VMware on FlexPod solution is built around three key concepts:
- Lower Risk with a validated, simplified data center solution and a cooperative support model for a safe and proven journey to virtualization and toward the Cloud
- Enable business agility with Flexible IT that scales out and up to fit a variety of use cases and environments, such as SAP, Exchange 2010, SQL, end user computing (VDI), and Secure Multi-tenancy (SMT)
- Reduce TCO and improve data center efficiency, while decreasing the number of operational processes, reduce energy consumption, and maximize resources
Each of the components in the VMware on FlexPod solution has unique virtualization features. VMware vCenter provides a scalable and extensible management platform that supports workflow automation. Cisco UCS Manager provides embedded management of Cisco components and integration with VMware vCenter. NetApp OnCommand Management Suite lets you delegate storage management tasks to server or VMware administrators with tight vCenter integration. Together, these features create a flexible platform that can be scaled to accommodate a variety of enterprise application workloads.
Learn more about the VMware vSphere on FlexPod solution.