FlexPod XCS powered by UCS X-Collection and Intersight


The subsequent two blogs of this sequence focus on Cisco UCS X-Collection in Converged Infrastructure options with 100G Unified Material. First up FlexPod XCS.

What’s a FlexPod XCS?

Earlier this 12 months Cisco and NetApp launched FlexPod XCS bringing visibility, automation, versatile consumption, and hybrid cloud operations to FlexPod. In a nutshell, FlexPod XCS is a collection of capabilities designed to simplify operations and speed up the supply of recent apps. FlexPod XCS is absolutely managed by Cisco Intersight and gives 5 key capabilities:

  • Enhanced visibility of storage, servers, networking, and the digital surroundings by means of the Cisco Intersight platform that gives a single, detailed view of all elements, enabling extra clever useful resource selections.
  • Automation to hurry deployment of {hardware} and VMs with Cisco Intersight Cloud Orchestrator for sooner time to worth
  • Hybrid cloud operations with Cisco Intersight and NetApp ONTAP storage information companies for AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Permits a consumption mannequin for extra monetary flexibility with FlexPod as a Service
  • Interoperability compliance verify overlaying each the Cisco HCL and NetApp IMT for underlaying {hardware} and software program elements at one place

Within the video, Technical Advertising and marketing Engineer John George walks you thru the elements of a FlexPod XCS answer in Intersight. One key factor to notice is how each UCS X-Collection servers and C-Collection servers can be utilized in the identical answer permitting you to decide on the very best server to your utility. FlexPod XCS additionally helps UCS B-Collection servers.



Why FlexPod?

Why has FlexPod remained so fashionable? It’s all about integration and validation. FlexPod combines Cisco compute and networking with NetApp storage right into a single answer so prospects can rapidly deploy infrastructure workloads with much less threat and overhead. FlexPod helps reduce pricey and time-consuming {hardware} integrations and we’ve got a protracted historical past of validated designs with FlexPod.  The newest of our greater than 200 references architectures is X-Collection, 100G end-to-end networking, and Cisco Intersight. The shopper positive aspects decrease threat, greater ROI, elevated productiveness, and backward compatibility with out rip and exchange.

Moreover, FlexPod as-a-service (FPaaS) gives a versatile consumption mannequin for all FlexPod options that’s provisioned for as we speak, and versatile for the long run. FPaaS accelerates the transformation of infrastructure right into a virtualized, shared surroundings with standardized and scalable constructing blocks–enabling IT groups to create a seamless hybrid cloud surroundings. The FPaaS is designed to give you the scalability, agility and efficiency to satisfy your enterprise necessities, while you want it. The tip buyer will get a cloud consumption mannequin with their FlexPod, leading to restricted up-front expense, fee consistency, and the flexibility to develop.


What’s subsequent 

Come again subsequent week to examine UCS X-Collection primarily based FlashStack options.






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