By StorageAsia Editors | Jul 5, 2011
Cisco and NetApp have announced that more than 150 customers have implemented joint data center solutions based on the FlexPod design architecture. The FlexPod is a pretested architectural design guide that combines networking, computing and storage in a shared infrastructure, and supports multiple applications and workloads to help channel partners accelerate and simplify their customers' transition to the cloud. Last November, Cisco and NetApp introduced the first FlexPod solution with VMware.
Today, Cisco and NetApp are announcing a new additional design guide for FlexPod that supports SAP applications in the cloud. The new design consists of SAP solution-based landscapes validated on the FlexPod shared IT infrastructure that minimize application downtime to accelerate the deployment of SAP solutions in a virtualized environment. The addition will allow customers to transition their existing or new SAP applications to a dynamic and flexible cloud-enabled environment. With support for both virtual and physical configurations, the new design also allows customers to isolate different development or maintenance environments, or manage different production environments for SAP applications through the Cisco, NetApp and VMware Secure Multi-tenancy (SMT) Design Architecture design guide.