May 19 – Cisco and NetApp announced, over 150 customers disposed the solution of data centre of union based on that FlexPod designs the framework already. FlexPod that Cisco and NetApp put out one designs the guide through framework of preliminary checkout, products of assembling the network, calculating and storing etc. in sharing the infrastructure, can support many kinds of application and live load, can help the cooperative partner of the channel to accelerate and simplify its customer’s cloud and move the work. Last November, Cisco and NetApp have put out the first FlexPod solution directed against VMware, can already add up to 120 qualified channel cooperative partners to offer to users through the whole world up until now. Today, Cisco and NetApp put out a brand-new design guide for FlexPod, can support SAP application in the cloud.
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FlexPod is a kind of design framework, collect the network, calculate and store the infrastructure in one suit. Infrastructure of this flexible, extensible sharing has been already preliminary checkout, can help channel cooperative partner and customer to reduce and dispose the risk, raise the efficiency of data centre, and set up a flexible information technology environment in order to construct the privately owned cloud.
FlexPod construct NetApp of Data ONTAP unify above the storage system on unify the intersection of computing system and the intersection of server and platform, the intersection of Cisco Nexus and switchboard and run by Cisco.
Already over 150 customers have disposed FlexPod at present, they have obtained a great deal of advantages from it, including:
o One shares infrastructure, can expand in order to meet the constantly changeable requirement in the course of increasing in the data centre, do not need to stop running at the same time or in the alteration framework in the future;
o Integrated network that can concentrate on managing, calculating and storing the assembly;
o These assemblies are optimized for the fictitious environment of data centre specially, support the whole infrastructure storing, calculates, network and supervisory routine of centralized management ;
o An open design management chassis, the existing third party’s basic facility management solution that can be offered with the other manufacturers including SAP and VMware is integrated.
Cisco and NetApp put out and design the guide in a totally new way, through adopting FlexPod to design the framework to support SAP application.
o This design has proved to the environment based on SAP solution in FlexPod shared IT infrastructure, can help the customer to reduce and employ idle hour to the maximum extent, accelerate the arrangement of SAP solution in the virtual environment;
o This design can support the customer to employ existing or brand-new SAP to migrate to the dynamic flexible cloud environment;
o Can support invention and physics to dispose at the same time to SAP applied FlexPod solution, and can on-demand go on, expand or shrink;
o In order to increase the safety, the customer can follow Cisco, NetApp and VMware safe many tenants SMT Design the framework to design the guide, isolate different development or maintenance environment, or SAP production environment different in application management.
Cisco, NetApp and VMware have set up a brand-new unity to support the laboratory, the engineer can duplicate customer’s environment, diagnose the problem and solve customer’s case fast here. This action has further strengthened Cisco, NetApp to cooperate in supporting the mode in 24 hours in the world set up with VMware, can offer to customer, respond to fast, help found and solved and faced VMware and safe many tenant’s frameworks and designed FlexPod relevant potential problem.
The next step in 3Com products street map is introducing and integrating Tipping Point used for data 3Com of centre to invade the hardware blade type apparatus of the system of defence, will also introduce the blade type apparatus of the application program which will support killing virus, the anti-rubbish mail and hostile software of other blockade later.
This is a part of 3Com whole security strategy. The security strategy of 3Com is to integrate one’s own network and security products together better, in order to attract the users of Cisco better. These users will all vary the manufacturer. The upper limit of this plan is a integrated network and products street map of the safety management frame.
The results of these plans will be the things known as safe network structure of these companies. This safe network structure to a lot of nodes needed in the network imbedding safely, use one to manage the platform and supervise all security functions.
Yankee Group analyst Phil Hochmuth says, the most important respect of this news that 3Com announces is to manage. Enterprises are really combining one’s own management role. Increasingly many enterprises IT are sharing the same function with the safe group of enterprises. These groups integrate very much. The more they watch the same display screen manily, the better the situation is.
In order to meet the overall transition of this trade, the infrastructure manufacturer with extensive products is uniting one’s own network and safety management platform. This is not a simple job definitely. Hochmuth says, it is a question too that Cisco should finish this kind of job. The rich network of looking forward has a unified framework equally too. Such unified framework will integrate network and safety management in a product.
However, just the same as Cisco has been making great efforts to combine security and network management together all the time, 3Com faces the same challenge too. Hochmuth says, they have one to manage the street map. But, what ” Tipping Point ” once this question is The products are introduced to this to manage the street map. Can it combined together that this manage the platform? You will not need the integrated way that you like to put out ” Tipping Point ” from H3C environment Manage tools?
Hochmuth says, the management that is combined is necessary. 3Com is trying with pondering over competing more directly. In order to compete with Cisco, you need a lot of choices. 3Com is trying to attract those to need to change Cisco user of the apparatus in a manner to offer the same function at lower price. Some enterprises are seeking to expand tabulation of manufacturer that they seek. 3Com hopes to become the manufacturer in this tabulation.
Hochmuth points out, 3Com chose to keep Tipping Point department in company’s inside 6 months ago, but not strip it as the independent entity. Perhaps this has been influenced by advanced swapper that 3Com increase. It is through it been in 3Com and China for joint venture that H3C obtain for swappers advanceds such which technology more receive. This kind of apparatus invades the detection system more than the high performance that 3Com own enterprise layer exchanger is suitable for Tipping Point.
The throughput of the increased in 3Com product mix at first fire wall is per second from 200MB to 40GB, including SSL and IPSec virtual private network. SecBlade virtual private network fire wall card can be used in high usability mode, so, if an apparatus breaks down, another one awaits the opportune moment the apparatus will take over the task of that apparatus. 3Com claims, these apparatuses have already been used for more than one year in China.
Support the products of these blade type apparatuses to include the 3Com exchanger 8800, H3C exchanger 9500, 3Com exchanger 7900E and H3C SecPath fire wall apparatus F1000 series products and F5000-A5.
3Com claims, Tipping Point invades and measures the blade type repertoire of having Tipping Point apparatus of apparatus, employed designing for the central exchanger of the data.
The initial price of the SecPath F1000 series products is less than 10,000 dollars, initial price of F5000-A5 products is less than 100,000 dollars. The initial price of SecBlade virtual private network fire wall module is less than 2500 dollars. Hu Yang compiles