NetApp FlexPod

A Converged Infrastructure Solution from Two Leading Manufacturers


Two of the industry’s biggest names, Cisco and NetApp, worked together to develop the FlexPod, a converged infrastructure solution. It’s built from some of the best hardware on the market today, combining a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus switching with NetApp HDD or flash storage.

As a converged infrastructure design, the FlexPod provides an organization with stability, ease, and power. Cisco and NetApp engineers have tested and calibrated these technologies to integrate together quickly and without hiccups. To speed up deployment and troubleshooting, Cisco has also released a thorough design guide. This guide details every piece of technology in the FlexPod, and will make maintaining your data center as easy as possible.

Mindsight can help your company deploy a FlexPod converged infrastructure solution catered specifically to your needs. Our consultants will discuss your business goals and design your deployment to achieve them.

A FlexPod for Every Business

FlexPod is the standard Cisco and NetApp converged infrastructure deployment. Its best of breed equipment is perfectly suited for a wide range of business needs and sizes.

The ExpressPod is a smaller, more compact version of the FlexPod. It’s equipped with all of the same hardware as the Flexpod, but its smaller scale is designed to better meet the needs of small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs).

The FlexPod Advantage and Converged Infrastructure

Scaling your data center down the road is as easy as installing another FlexPod or ExpressPod.

Best of Breed Equipment
Only the best hardware from Cisco and NetApp go into making the FlexPod.

Ease of Deployment
A converged infrastructure solution is like a blueprint for an effective data center. There’s no time wasted trying to figure out integrations or troubleshooting compatibility issues. It just works. Easy as that.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership
With less hardware, less power, and less cooling, the FlexPod has a lower total cost of ownership compared to legacy data center designs.

Mindsight Data Center Certifications

  • Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

    Mindsight earned the Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization as part of the multiple certifications needed to become a Cisco Gold Partner. Through this specialization, Mindsight has proven our expertise and proficiency with Cisco data center technology, including the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

Mindsight Supporting Services

  • Managed Services

    Let Mindsight help support your deployment. Our managed services agreements allow you to customize the level of assistance we provide. From alerting and monitoring, to maintenance and more, Managed services frees up your team to focus on more important projects.

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  • Infrastructure Optimization Roadmap

    Schedule a Infrastructure Optimization Roadmap with Mindsight to gain real insight into a particular technology in your data center. Our consultants provide a detailed report along with professional recommendations on how to increase performance.

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Deployment Options

Deploy your FlexPod as a private cloud and access your applications as a service.

Mindsight can install your FlexPod on-premise as either a new data center or as an expansion to an existing one.

Deploy your FlexPod in a data center located outside your main office.

Ready for a FlexPod or ExpressPod of Your Own?

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Mindsight Blog

Read the latest and most relevant technology news through the Mindsight blog. Our most recent articles are below.

Converged Infrastructure and Virtualization, Data Backup / Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure, Technology

  December 19, 2019 by Siobhan Climer and Eric White The next evolutionary step in data center architecture arrived quietly back in  2012. A small group of former Data Domain and VMware engineers joined together to found Datrium. Their mission? “Liberation from complexity” through technology…

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Converged Infrastructure and Virtualization

  Updated October 23, 2019 by Siobhan Climer Originally Published October 24, 2016 All across the technology industry, developers and tech enthusiasts are trumpeting hyperconvergence for its simplicity, ease of management, and cost savings over traditional data center architectures. With a closer look, it’s easy…

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Converged Infrastructure and Virtualization, Data Backup / Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure, Mindsight News and Giving Back

  October 15, 2019 by Siobhan Climer IDC and Gartner recently recognized a new category of data center architecture, disaggregated hyperconverged infrastructure (dHCI). dHCI combines the simplicity of HCI with the reliability and familiarity of converged infrastructure. Datrium’s dHCI solution, DVX, was the first to…

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