NetApp And Cisco Partner For New Data Centre Architecture

Enterprise storage technology maker NetApp has partnered with Cisco to offer FlexPod for VMware data centre architecture.

FlexPod is set to allow customers to transform their IT infrastructure into a virtualised and shared IT environment.

The data centre architecture is a part of NetApp's new product portfolio that includes six new storage systems and SSDs.

NetApp aims to offer a presized, validated, standardised data centre architecture designed to make it easier and more cost effective for companies to shift their IT infrastructure to private clouds.

Tom Georgens, president and chief executive officer of NetApp, said in a statement: “We are paving the way for customers to transition to a shared IT infrastructure that will help them be ready for the future and use IT as a tool to capitalize on new growth opportunities.”

The data centre will come with Cisco’s Unified Computing System and NetApp's storage solutions. FlexPod will also be powered with VMware’s vSphere and vCenter virtualisation products.