Lasting partnerships. Continuous innovation.
A partnership built for the future: Cisco and NetApp
FlexPod began when a couple of Cisco and NetApp leaders met for coffee and an idea sparked: What if Cisco and NetApp worked together to reimagine converged infrastructure, creating a solution that keeps pace with the evolution of IT?
This idea was a game-changer.
In 2010, we launched the first-generation FlexPod architecture, combining NetApp ONTAP storage arrays with Cisco UCS servers and Cisco Nexus switches. But we didn’t stop there. Today, the strong partnership between Cisco and NetApp continues, resulting in more than 250 person-years of joint engineering, over 195 reference architectures covering nearly every data center and hybrid cloud scenario, and a modern platform built on groundbreaking technologies trusted by thousands of customers worldwide.
And we’re only getting started…
An incredible partner ecosystem
Businesses depend on industry-leading apps and solutions from technology innovators such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, VMware, and more. That’s why we built a powerful partner ecosystem, and it just keeps growing.
How do FlexPod customers benefit?
Our extensive and growing portfolio of reference architectures addresses nearly all data center, remote office or branch office, and hybrid cloud scenarios.
9,500+ FlexPod customers
around the world
serving 100 countries
FlexPod: Foundational for Cisco and NetApp success
A history of innovation built on partnerships
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A partner-delivered private cloud experience