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1 FlexPod from Cisco and NetApp: Simplify Your Journey to a Microsoft Private Cloud Solution April 2012

2 Today s IT Is the Backbone of Your Business Data Center Challenges Are Business Challenges Keep up with exponential growth in the demand for IT services Support dynamic IT infrastructure while controlling cost Optimize performance, agility and capacity without added complexity IT pain affects your entire organization Page 2

3 A Private Cloud Offers Innovation for the Future Elevate Your Business Private Cloud On Your Terms Expedite application rollout Increase responsiveness Increase operational efficiency Lower IT costs Promote standardization Page 3

4 FlexPod Will Get You There A Collaboration of Industry Leading Technologies Offer a Turnkey Solution for a Microsoft Private Cloud Rapidly launch to the cloud with a preconfigured solution Approach the private cloud with lower risk Scale up and out with ease Have confidence with Microsoft-validated technology A pre-validated solution that delivers IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) through a costeffective, flexible, highly manageable and automated infrastructure that will grow with your business Page 4

5 A Turnkey Solution That Flexes to Your Needs A Simple, Secure Private Cloud Solution Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions: Built on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center solutions Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers & UCS Manager The first converged data center platform that combines industry-standard, x86- architecture servers with networking and storage access into a single system Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch Delivers innovative architectural flexibility, infrastructure simplicity, and business agility, with support for networking standards across traditional, virtualized, unified, and high-performance computing environments NetApp Family of FAS Controllers Provide an agile and scalable storage platform that unifies storage, data management software and processes to reduce the complexity of data ownership, boost agility, and reduce the overall total-cost-of-ownership Page 5

6 That Keeps IT Simple End the Struggle With Data Center Complexity Validated technologies from industry leaders in computing, storage, networking, and server virtualization One platform built from unified compute, fabric, and storage technologies, with popular and trusted software virtualization Integrated components that help enable you to centrally manage all your infrastructure pools An open management framework that integrates with your existing third-party infrastructure management solutions Simplify Your Data Center, Simplify Your Business Page 6

7 With Unsurpassed Power, Control and Efficiency Ideal for System Center Tools Provides end-to-end management in the Cisco UCS platform Eliminates the need for an external management server Comprehensive XML API gives customers programmatic capability to choose their management tools Employment of Cisco power to enhance your existing management tools and skill sets Utilization of a single Microsoft interface to manage, monitor, measure, and automate at every layer Embedded in FlexPod UCS Manager seamlessly integrates with Microsoft System Center tools such as Operations Manager, Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Manager UCS Manager + Page 7

8 Through Faster Deployment Rich Features Make Microsoft Private Clouds Easy to Deploy End-to-End architectural and deployment guidance Streamlined infrastructure planning due to predefined capacity Enhanced functionality and automation tailored to your needs for supporting Microsoft applications on the private cloud Ease of repeatability, enabling your organization to simply deploy another FlexPod solution as your needs grow and change Page 8

9 Reduced Risk Implement Pre-validated Configurations With Confidence Integrated management for physical and virtual machines Self-service portal for rapid and simplified provisioning of resources Tested, end-to-end interoperability of compute, storage, and network Predefined, out-of-the-box solutions based on a common cloud architecture High degree of service availability through automated load balancing Page 9

10 High Scalability Flex to Your Needs Scale up for greater performance and capacity Scale out for environments that need consistent, multiple deployment Size and optimize FlexPod to accommodate different use cases, such as application workloads that include: Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server Virtual desktop infrastructure Secure multi-tenancy environments Page 10

11 And Intelligent Networking Exceed expectations with high security, reliability and predictability Business In The Cloud, Feet On The Ground Build a solid foundation for private cloud computing Attain agility, simplicity, efficiency, and beyond Page 11

12 Unlock The Possibilities Go Do s Realize the true benefits: The Cisco Validated Design for the FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud solution Discover the solutions: - Find more Cisco-tested and Cisco-validated designs for key Microsoft applications, such as Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and SQL Server, are available here Investigate the possibilities: - Learn more about the Microsoft private cloud platform With FlexPod It s That Simple Page 12

13 Thank You

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