FlexPod™ Data Centre Solution
Bridge Point – your ‘one stop shop’
Bridge Point’s recent merger with Server Central now enables us to offer a broad range of services across data centre infrastructure and strategic relationships with key vendors including NetApp, Cisco and VMware to offer the FlexPod solution.
Accelerate your transition to the Cloud with the FlexPod™ data centre solution. Integrate disparate compute, storage and network components into a single architecture that scales to fit a variety of virtualised and non-virtualised customer environments. Reduce business risk and increase data centre efficiencies. Protect current investments, while scaling for future growth.
FlexPod™ is a pretested data centre solution built on a flexible, scalable, shared infrastructure from Cisco Unified Computing System servers and Cisco Nexus switches, and NetApp unified storage systems running Data ONTAP. FlexPod components are integrated and standardised to help you eliminate the guesswork and achieve timely, repeatable, consistent deployments. FlexPod has been optimised with a variety of mixed application workloads and design configurations in various environments such as virtual desktop infrastructure and secure multi-tenancy environments.
FlexPod Panel Discussion
Bridge Point hosted an executive luncheon and panel-style discussion regarding FlexPod at Brisbane Royal on the Park in conjunction with Cisco, NetApp, FlexPod and VMware on 29 February 2012.
Senior industry experts discussed how FlexPod reduces risk as you look to move to cloud environments and results in quick deployment on a far more efficient and flexible cloud infrastructure.
Customer Case Study – GHD
GHD, one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies with more than 6,500 people, is an example of one of Bridge Point’s customers that has realised the benefits of a FlexPod environment.
Elizabeth Harper, GHD’s Chief Information Officer, said, “We are in an exciting growth phase and our recent acquisition of a US-based consulting engineering firm follows four other company integrations for GHD in the past six months.”
“We have relied on Bridge Point’s expertise and advice for many years now. As a preferred supplier, they have a good understanding of our requirements and their close relationship with Cisco means that Bridge Point found a solution that was a good fit for our organisation and leveraged our existing setup. We are now leveraging Server Central’s close relationship with NetApp and VMware to provide us with storage and server virtualisation solutions.”
“The FlexPod solution is a highly adaptable and scalable infrastructure stack that allows us to rapidly integrate different technology from acquisitions using a lower-cost operating model. It has enabled us to create a standard and open architecture for the entire company that aligns with our evolving business requirements.”
IDC investigates the transformation of IT delivery in the data centre and the emerging role of pretested solutions that focus on unified, cloud infrastructure.