Why Converged Infrastructure?

Three reasons to consider converged infrastructure for your organization

Converged infrastructure (CI) isn’t the wave of the future. It’s already here. Companies across the globe are harnessing the power of CI to simplify IT, cut costs, and better serve the needs of the business. Here are three reasons why now is the time for converged infrastructure to make its way into your data center.
Reason 1
Build a foundation for your hybrid cloud

More companies than ever are reaching for the cloud. Most are building out a hybrid cloud.

95%
of respondents are using cloud1
Reason 2
Position IT to better meet the needs of the business

An overwhelming 90% of respondents to a recent IDG Research Services study said that they either already have a converged infrastructure or plan to implement one. Nearly half use CI as part of their general cloud strategy.

Whether converged infrastructure deployment is part of a larger cloud strategy2
Reason 3
Gain agility to keep up with evolving business demands.

A staggering 92% of IT and business leaders say that their organization’s strategy calls for digital business initiatives. Why? Because they want to stay nimble in an increasingly competitive environment.

Why companies are investing in digital technology3
87%
Improving the customer experience
86%
Acquiring new customers
82%
Increasing
innovation
81%
Enabling real-time business decisions
Converge with FlexPod Today.

FlexPod®, with best-in-class converged infrastructure from Cisco and NetApp, allows you to:

Gain control of IT as part of a hybrid cloud strategy.
Position IT to better meet the needs of the business.
Gain agility to keep up with new digital business models.

FlexPod Advantage: Performance, Agility, Economics

FlexPod is a Cisco and NetApp® prevalidated converged infrastructure solution featuring the latest Cisco UCS servers, Cisco Nexus fabric switches, and NetApp All Flash FAS storage.
Performance
208%
faster SQL Server
response time4
20x
reduction in latency
over traditional disk4
4x
improvement in
storage IOPS4
100+
world record
benchmarks4
Agility
83%
faster provisioning
with Cisco ACI4
20% to 30%
reduction in application
testing time4
70%
of engineering
time reclaimed4
Economics
76%
ROI in just 17 months4
Controller Upgrade
Free storage
controller upgrade4
Performance of Flash
Performance of flash
at the price of disk4