Data management is changing. The adoption of public, private, and hybrid clouds requires IT administrators to manage data that is increasingly distributed, dynamic, and diverse. IT resources must be deployed quickly into on-premises, off-premises, and remote environments. The free movement of data among these locations eliminates silos and frees administrators to harness the potential of their data. That’s why NetApp is committed to providing its customers with high-performance, simple solutions to manage their data and IT resources, complete with a Data Fabric for modern data management.

 

With this goal in mind, NetApp and Fujitsu are taking the next steps in their 20-year partnership. Together, we have more than 100 person years of engineering investment in data center solutions. As partners, we are introducing the NFLEX Converged Infrastructure platform, a powerful, simplified data center platform that combines the #1 performing Fujitsu server PRIMERGY CX compute platform with the #1 branded OS running on All Flash FAS storage systems from NetApp, ONTAP. NFLEX is an ideal platform for our customers who require simple, highly capable data center solutions that they can deploy with confidence for their business-critical applications.

 

To help our customers realize the benefits of Fujitsu and NetApp® solutions, NFLEX brings together a prevalidated, preconfigured converged infrastructure offering with multiple models to choose from. NFLEX solutions are delivered with a single point of support, available through either NetApp or Fujitsu. Network connectivity is included with Extreme Network switching, and VMware is ready to run with support from Fujitsu. The configurations are sized and built based on NetApp and Fujitsu expertise in leading data center requirements. The result is an easy to order, pretested solution that delivers a reliable platform directly to our customers.

 

NFLEX Converged Infrastructure from Fujitsu and NetApp delivers a simplified experience, exceptional capabilities, and complete confidence from partners with a 20-year track record of solving key customer challenges and positive business outcomes.

 

The NFLEX solution will be available directly from both NetApp and Fujitsu and through our joint channel partners for customers in Europe in the first quarter of calendar year 2018.

 

To find out more about NFLEX, go to www.netapp.com/nflex, read the NFLEX solution brief, and check out Melissa Palmer’s NFLEX blog, which delves into the technical details of the NFLEX Converged Infrastructure solution.

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Andy Sayare

Andy Sayare runs CI Solutions Marketing for NetApp, a global data management company.  At NetApp, Andy leads a team to deliver go-to-market strategy, messaging, positioning, and customer-facing assets and sales tools, for FlexPod, a $2.5B/yr joint converged infrastructure solution from Cisco and NetApp.  Previous to NetApp, Andy was Founder and Managing Director at Escalera Group, a Silicon Valley-based marketing consultancy where he provided similar services to over 60 companies.  Andy co-founded and was Marketing VP at several startups, ranging from application service providers to business intelligence and analytics companies. Earlier in his career, Andy managed IT organizations and developed software.  Andy has a B.S. from University of San Francisco in Information Systems Management.