The New Technologies of Flex Pod
The agencies which are responsible for deploying new technologies to deal with heavy workloads have to look for latest inventions everyday to carry on their work smoothly. Their main headache is handling with big data, high performance computing and video analytics. FlexPod Select is specially designed to support huge workload. Flex Pod Select with Hadoop is the first set of reference designs which are preconfigured, validated solutions which is a rare combination of storage, networking and servers. The integration with Hadoop provides an open framework which is capable of processing huge amounts of data. The main target is to meet the requirements of dealing with huge data. This finds application in both government and private sector. Financial services, retail manufacturing and other markets are easily able to deploy this technology and can be kept on upgrading, as the size of the company grows.
The components of FlexPod Select components include NetApp E-Series and FAS storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers and fabric interconnect and Cisco Nexus fabric extender. It is better to combine the NetApp with Cisco for infrastructural support and Clodera or Hortonworks for Hadoop support. This gives access to the users to technical support on all interoperable technologies. With the use of Cisco and NetApp the Flex pod services are expanding further to make the infrastructure in the data center more responsive to the ever changing uses of applications within organizations. New designs and capabilities are offered across the entire portfolio. The companies have also highlighted the invention of the Datacenter with SnapProtect to provide a wide-ranging disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery solution. The Datacenter is a pre-validated solution, which has in store the combination of storage, networking and server components and can integrate them into a single flexible architecture, specially designed for huge workloads. The speed is fast and sometimes is even applicable for critical business applications. The costs are reduced and risk is minimized. Increased flexibility can also be achieved with the help of this technology. The greatest application of this technology is to deal with a variety of workloads in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments. The new Express technology is specially designed for medium organizations.
The management of FlexPod is very simple with the help of best element managers, combination of some of the most reliable partners and virtualization management console. Cisco Unified Computing System Manager tools helps in the optimization of multivendor environment. On Command software controls and helps in the automation of the data storage infrastructure. They also provide embedded management of the servers and the network components. Numerous resources for many virtual machines can be managed.