The Benefits of Standardization on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Built on FlexPod™

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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CiscoRed Hat Enterprise Linux built on FlexPod™ is the newest instantiation of the very successful FlexPod pretested data center solutions offered by Cisco and NetApp. Flexible and highly scalable, Red Hat Enterprise Linux combines with Cisco Unified Computing System servers and Cisco Nexus switches, and NetApp unified storage systems running Data ONTAP. This validated NetApplogodesign offers an integrated and standardized infrastructure, eliminating guesswork and allowing customers to achieve timely, repeatable
and standardized deployments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux can be used in standalone or cluster configurations on physical UCS servers or as a guest operating system in virtualized environments, and is the ideal infrastructure to run enterprise applications like Oracle and SAP. Learn how our customers have benefited for a combination of industry leaders Cisco, NetApp and Red Hat by minimizing risk and speeding deployment to a powerful, standards based infrastructure.


Paul Milo, Director, Global Alliances, Red Hat
As Director, Global Alliances for Red Hat, Paul orchestrates the Technology, Business and Marketing objectives for the Red Hat Alliance with NetApp and other leading partners. Paul leads the integration of objectives from cross Business Units, service organizations, vertical industry groups, and field sales/marketing into a business and technology strategy.

Jon Benedict, Sr Virtualization Solutions Architect, NetApp
Jon Benedict, is a Sr Virtualization Solutions Architect for NetApp in RTP North Carolina. Jon joined NetApp as a member of the Infrastructure & Cloud Engineering Team in support of the FlexPod data center solution, Secure Multi-Tenancy, and all efforts around KVM-based virtualization. Later, he became a member of NetApp’s highly respected Virtualization Team, where he designs solutions around server & storage virtualization.



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