The FlexPod is a physical product built on Cisco server (UCS), Cisco networking, NetApp storage and Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track architecture with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft System Center. It can be optimized to fit a variety of mixed application workloads and use cases as the customer moves to virtualization and private or public cloud environments.
The FlexPod is built on:
- Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus data center switches
- NetApp FAS storage components
- A range of third-party software
Download the deployment guide on the Cisco FlexPod DesignZone.
On another note, Cisco has also published documentation indicating the extension of their Nexus switches to work with Windows Server 8 Hyper-V, making use of the open extensible switch coming in Windows Server 8 Hyper-V – which allows networking vendors to support network virtualization capabilities with Hyper-V.