Ensuring efficiency across the people, processes and technology in the data center is a key concern for our customers. FlexPod helps increase data center efficiencies, with lower TCO from fewer operational processes, reduced energy consumption, and better utilisation of resources.
Deployment times are a huge issue in traditional data centers. The time from a service request to an actual deployment of new technology requires multiple steps that can take many weeks or months. By deploying a FlexPod and leveraging the accompanying sizing/deployment guides, many of these phases and operational processes are simplified or removed altogether. This leads to rapid provisioning of resources with up to 50% reduction in deployment time.
Unified Compute, networking and storage components all come with built-in efficiencies. When buying a FlexPod, our customers enjoy maximum efficiency from each layer of the stack. As a result, the Cisco unified fabric that combines with backend and frontend networking across the data center reduces cabling costs by about 50-60%: NetApp's multiprotocol unified storage architecture reduces the amount of storage needed by 50%; Cisco's high memory density reduces the amount of memory required by ~40-50%: and a smaller footprint needed. These features work together to significantly lower your costs.