Powering medium and small FlexPod Express

FlexPod Express is a joint infrastructure solution from Cisco and NetApp that simplifies deployment of IT resources for small and midsize businesses. It combines best-of-breed components, including Cisco UCS C220 M3 servers, Nexus 3048 switches, and NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage. Eaton has designed a very simple but reliable power infrastructure to properly support the two ExpressPod designs shown.

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FlexPod Express Reference Design Storage Server Network Hypervisor
Medium FlexPod Express configuration with redundant power NetApp FAS 2240 Controller Cisco UCS C220 M2 Server Cisco Nexus 3048 Switch VMware ESXi 5.0
Small FlexPod Express configuration with redundant power NetApp FAS 2240 Controller Cisco UCS C220 M2 Server Cisco Nexus 3048 Switch VMware ESXi 5.0

FlexPod Express is a simple and cost-effective way to make a successful transition to a shared, virtualised IT environment. It is designed for organisations with fewer than 500 users and limited IT resources.

FlexPod Express is a joint infrastructure solution from Cisco and NetApp which combines best-of-breed components, including Cisco UCS C220 M3 servers, Nexus 3048 switches, and NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage. Eaton has designed a very simple but reliable power infrastructure to properly support the two FlexPod Express designs. Key Eaton solution benefits:

  • Integration/Control – Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager software uses a simple dashboard display that seamlessly integrates into the VMware vCenter hypervisor. This added functionality allows you to easily automate the ability to move, consolidate or suspend virtual machines (VM) in the event of a power disruption. If you can’t move your VMs to a safe place, we offer remote agentless shutdown to gracefully bring down your equipment and avoid data corruption. Eaton also integrates into NetApp FAS data storage based on Data ONTAP operating system.

  • Scalable/Flexible – Power requirements are unique to the locations they reside and constantly change with new business requirements. At Eaton, we anticipate these changes, designing platforms that scale for hyper growth but incorporate well into existing IT environments.

  • Partnerships/Support – Eaton collaborates with NetApp, Cisco, VMWare, Microsoft, Citrix and RedHat to offer a physical and virtual infrastructure that seamlessly integrates into the FlexPod environment. We are committed to these ongoing partnerships so that we can offer our customers many different integration points within the server, storage and networking layers. Our service and support organizations have global reach and the capability to deliver service 24/7, when and where you need it.
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