Is FlexPod dead?

Is FlexPod dead?

FlexPod is alive and kicking ! Flexpod is not a product that is 5 years old. It’s a solution to increase the IT responsiveness to business and reducing cost and risk which was create by NetApp and Cisco working together.

What is Cisco Vblock?

Vblock is VCE’s hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) product family. Vblock systems are offered in a range of preconfigured rack-based data center machines. VCE stands for Virtual Computing Environment. The company arose as the result of a joint effort between VMware, Cisco and EMC.

What is Cisco FlexPod?

NetApp FlexPod is a reference architecture for server, storage and networking components that are pretested and validated to work together as an integrated infrastructure stack. Cisco UCS allows IT administrators to establish server configurations that abstract from the underlying hardware.

What is the difference between Vblock and VxBlock?

The main difference between Vblock and the newer VxBlock, which was introduced in 2015, is the switches: Vblock uses Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch software, and VxBlock uses the VMware vSphere Distributed Switch. Vblock also lacks support of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and VMware NSX.

Is HCI dead?

HCI is Dead. Disaggregate and Hybrid Cloud Today. According to IDC, dHCI allows customers to scale in a nonlinear fashion, unlike traditional systems that require nodes running a hypervisor. Our dHCI solution, NetApp® HCI, is the ideal solution for hybrid cloud.

What is the difference between CI and HCI?

Converged Infrastructure (CI) is a hardware-based approach to converging storage and processes that reduces compatibility issues, complex deployments, and overall costs. It works by using building blocks. Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a software-based approach to converging storage and processes.

What is the difference between VxRail and Vblock?

Vblock and VxBlock systems are not a singular THING – they are a Converged Infrastructure system design. Conversely, VxRail IS a singular THING – it’s a hyper-converged appliance.

Is VCE still around?

VCE ended in 2016 after an internal division realignment and subsequent sale of EMC to Dell.

What are the three components of FlexPod?

Before we can begin talking about FlexPod, we need to explore how to build applications today. You probably know the answer, of course: Applications today are built pretty much the same way they’ve been built for years, on a foundation of three layers—compute, network, and storage.

What are the three primary benefits of the FlexPod solution?

-maximize efficiency – high performance, low latency with fewer servers, plug and play with no need to rewrite applications.

How much does a Vblock cost?

The Vblock System 100 entry price is $180,000. Vblock System 200 machines are aimed at distributed environments and datacentres run by medium-size companies, which VCE classes as companies spending between $3.5m and $14m each year on IT.

Is Hyperconvergence the future?

Hyperconvergence: The future of the digital infrastructure. The trend to unify and simplify processes has been common in IT. However, the new pandemic economy requires accelerating this digital transformation and making the most of the resources available to enterprises, both personal and IT-related.

What is the difference between Cisco Vblock and NetApp FlexPod?

Like the Vblock, NetApp’s FlexPod uses the Cisco 1000Vx-series computing switches, 6120 fabric interconnects and Cisco 5000-series switches. The difference between the two platforms is in the storage. NetApp offers any of its FAS-series storage lines within the FlexPod framework.

What is Vblock and FlexPod?

VCE is a joint effort between Cisco and EMC, with investments from EMC-owned VMware and Intel. “Where [Vblock and FlexPod] fit is those environments that are looking for easy–to-acquire, easy-to-install and easy-to-deploy solutions,” said Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst at the Server and StorageIO Group.

What is Vblock VCE?

EMC, Cisco and VMware formed the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Company, which sells Vblock products based on various EMC storage systems and the same Cisco and VMware pieces included in FlexPods. VCE is a joint effort between Cisco and EMC, with investments from EMC-owned VMware and Intel.

What Cisco switches are used in a Vblock?

Vblocks utilize Cisco Nexus 1000V-series switches and Cisco 6120 or 6140 fabric interconnects for computing, Cisco Nexus 5000- or 7000-series networking switches, and Cisco MDS 9000 SAN switches.