NetApp and Cisco Partnering on Converged Infrastructure for Hybrid Cloud

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — The storage company NetApp and Cisco are introducing a joint converged infrastructure offering for hybrid cloud environments.

NetApp and Cisco are rolling out FlexPod XCS, the next “evolution” of FlexPod, as a single automated infrastructure to “accelerate” the delivery of data and applications in a hybrid cloud setup, according to NetApp this week.

The offering is composed of pre-validated server, storage, and networking technologies from Cisco and NetApp.

The companies are previewing FlexPod XCS for partners and customers, with general availability expected in mid-2022.

FlexPod XCS is designed to extend the infrastructure from an on-premises and edge “standard” to the hybrid cloud.

FlexPod XCS provides hybrid cloud connectivity, full-stack visibility, and customized automation as well as native integration across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

The converged infrastructure product also lays the groundwork for “continued joint innovation” between the NetApp and Cisco that will bring new offerings for hybrid cloud, containers, and workloads.

FlexPod XCS will be offered under an as-a-service usage model.

NetApp is “proud” of its “continued innovation” with Cisco to enable enterprises to run new services “more efficiently at the edge, core or in the cloud,” said Mike Arterbury, VP of hybrid cloud infrastructure and OEM solutions, NetApp.

Siva Sivakumar, VP of cloud and compute product management at Cisco, said the company’s strategic relationship with NetApp “continues to create value for businesses through deep technology integration aimed at solving our customers’ biggest challenges.”

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

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