Cisco and NetApp Recognize FusionStorm for Its Ability to
Deliver Solutions Based on the FlexPod Design Architecture
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 -- "IT Delivered" -- is a national provider of IT
consulting, technology solutions and 24x7 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, disaster recovery,
cloud computing, managed hosting and managed services, both onsite and
in FusionStorm data centers.
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