Cisco Delivers the Next Validated Design

On Monday, Cisco released the next in their series of Cisco Validated Designs, or “CVD’s.”   This time, it hits very near and dear to home for me as an ex-admin, because it is a CVD for one of the bigger more complex apps, MS SharePoint.  If you’re unfamiliar with CVD’s, please see this site.  But here is an important exerpt:

Cisco Validated Designs consist of systems and solutions that are designed, tested, and documented to facilitate and improve customer deployments. These designs incorporate a wide range of technologies and products into a portfolio of solutions that have been developed to address the business needs of our customers.

The first FlexPod CVD from Cisco, FlexPod for VMware, continues to be a smash hit, involving world-class servers (UCS) and networking (Nexus 10GbE) from Cisco, as well as storage from NetApp, and virtualization solutions from VMware.

I’m happy to share that, as of Monday, the official CVD for MS Sharepoint on FlexPod was released, and you can find more info about it here:

MS Sharepoint on FlexPod – CVD

SharePoint 2010 on FlexPod for VMware

If you’re a Sharepoint shop, looking to maximize your Sharepoint environment while reducing TCO and increasing ROI, let me know here or on twitter, and I’ll get you in touch with someone who can help you down the path.  Contact your NetApp resellers/partners, and tell them you want your next refresh to be FlexPod!

As always, feel free to ask questions in the comments!  If you need help finding a partner to help you develop your FlexPod solution, shoot me an email, and ping me on twitter!


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