FlexPod® for Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure (VDI) Solutions

Innovative, Scalable, Trusted Platform for VDI

Work from Anywhere with FlexPod VDI

Work from Anywhere with FlexPod VDI

Virtualized environments enable IT to quickly provision new users, maintain compliance across desktops and servers, and scale on demand. FlexPod, from Cisco® and NetApp®, is purpose-built for virtualized and VDI environments that enable enterprise workloads to function seamlessly at scale, with a superior end user experience. With easy configuration and management, FlexPod allows businesses to scale globally while reducing both operational and capital costs.

ESG Economic Validation Report – How FlexPod Delivers Robust Remote VDI Solutions

New report from ESG reveals the value of FlexPod converged infrastructure for VDI workloads. Learn how customers are enabling access to virtual desktops and applications from anywhere, at any time, and from any device, while improving application performance and lowering operational costs.

70% lower cost
of power/cooling/floorspace

87% lower cost
of maintenance and support

24% lower cost
of administration

23% lower TCO
by refreshing FlexPod to the latest generation Cisco UCS M5 compute and NetApp AFF storage arrays

$50K per year
Predicted annual savings for a modeled organization (VDI refresh scenario)

Customer Stories

“Our users are happy. If they click something and it takes three seconds to open, they get a little impatient, but compare that to before, when it used to take two to three minutes to open. They’re getting spoiled, but we want to keep it that way.”

Jason Sinsabaugh, Storage Engineer, CannonDesign

“Our users are happy. If they click something and it takes three seconds to open, they get a little impatient, but compare that to before, when it used to take two to three minutes to open. They’re getting spoiled, but we want to keep it that way.”

Jason Sinsabaugh,

Storage Engineer, CannonDesign

FlexPod Enables VDI for CannonDesign

CannonDesign needed to effectively bring together a global team and provide a seamless experience across its fifteen global sites. FlexPod Datacenter solution with NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) storage and Cisco UCS servers met these goals. The pre-validated FlexPod infrastructure gave the team the confidence it needed to quickly deploy and standardize on proven, easy-to-manage infrastructure that supported a variety of workloads – from VDI to backup – through a single user interface.

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Solving Society’s Greatest Challenges Through Design

Taylor Brown, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

"The workload for individuals is faster and our employees can accomplish their responsibilities in less time.”

Business Technical Consultant

"The agility reduces the number of hours that it takes to construct a physical or virtual data center.”

Senior Storage Engineer

"Enables our staff to be more efficient and it simplifies our infrastructure from edge to core."

Resources

Digitally Transform Your Desktops with FlexPod VDI

Digitally Transform Your Desktops with FlexPod VDI

FlexPod delivers validated converged infrastructure for VDI, capable of handling your mission-critical VDI applications, from hundreds to tens of thousands of users.

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Top Five Reasons to Implement FlexPod VDI

Refreshing Your FlexPod Today May Lower TCO

Refreshing Your FlexPod Today May Lower TCO

ESG analysis reveals that the latest generation of FlexPod, powered by Cisco UCS M5 Servers and NetApp AFF storage arrays for VDI, provides customers with significant savings in infrastructure and administration, as well as improved business agility.

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ESG Economic Validation Report Summary

Virtualization for Data and Processing-Intensive Workloads

Virtualization for Data and Processing-Intensive Workloads

FlexPod allows businesses to leverage virtualized private, hybrid and public cloud computing models while lowering the initial design cost, simplifying management and enabling horizontal scalability and high levels of utilization.

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FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.15 and VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 for 6000 Seats

Improve High-Availability and Network Quality of Service

Improve High-Availability and Network Quality of Service

FlexPod and VMware Horizon provide a foundation for accelerated VDI transformation, with multiple built-in features to improve high availability (HA), network quality of service (QoS), storage adaptive quality of service (AQoS), and software-based scaling to over tens of thousands of users.

Read the Solution Design:

FlexPod Datacenter with NetApp All Flash FAS and VMware Horizon – CVD (Cisco Validated Design)

3D FlexPod Virtual Tour

Modern data centers are built upon FlexPod. Explore how you will benefit from this ideal converged infrastructure solution.

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All-flash converged infrastructure gets down to business with the speed and responsiveness to take on any challenge, business and workload.