Cisco and NetApp recognize FusionStorm for its ability to deliver solutions based on the FlexPod design architecture.
SAN FRANCISCO — June 19, 2012 — FusionStorm — a national provider of IT consulting, technology solutions, cloud offerings and managed services through its “IT Delivered” model — announced today that it has been designated a FlexPod Premium Partner by Cisco and NetApp to provide solutions and services supporting the FlexPod data center solution. As a FlexPod Premium Partner, FusionStorm has met the certification requirements for supporting customers as a trusted advisor in deploying FlexPod solutions.
FlexPod is a pretested and validated solution that combines networking, computing and storage in a shared infrastructure that supports multiple applications and workloads. This flexible, scalable solution is designed to lower deployment risk, increase data center efficiencies and create a flexible IT environment for building a private cloud.
As a channel partner of Cisco and NetApp, FusionStorm is able to assist customers with implementing and configuring virtualized data center solutions based upon the FlexPod shared infrastructure. FusionStorm can also help customers develop and adhere to best practices for building and managing best-in-class solutions from Cisco and NetApp.
“We are pleased to expand our longstanding relationships with Cisco and NetApp and add advanced FlexPod solutions to our portfolio,” said Tony Balistrieri, Vice President of Partner Strategy, FusionStorm. “FlexPod is an integrated platform from industry leaders that delivers increased efficiency and reduced risk today, and flexibility and scalability for tomorrow. FusionStorm’s Cisco certified engineers and consultants can help customers utilize the FlexPod architecture to accelerate and simplify their transition to the cloud.”
Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod solution features the Cisco UCS server, Cisco network switches and NetApp unified storage systems running Data ONTAP software. The design architecture has been jointly tested and validated as a Cisco Validated Design. FusionStorm can quickly assess customer needs and deploy integrated solutions from Cisco and NetApp that meet the stringent requirements of today’s dynamic data centers.
FusionStorm’s solutions and services surrounding the FlexPod shared infrastructure are available immediately. For more information, call 800.228.TECH or visit www.fusionstorm.com.
FusionStorm is a national provider of IT consulting, technology solutions and 24×7 cloud/managed services for enterprises of all sizes. The company assists organizations by providing complete solutions for system infrastructure, storage, networking, IP communications, security, database and disaster recovery, both onsite and in FusionStorm data centers.
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