back to article Flash-based and Dell-free: NetApp trots out SolidFire FlexPod

NetApp has introduced an all-flash SolidFire-based FlexPod. FlexPod is a converged infrastructure reference architecture jointly produced by Cisco and NetApp, and sold by partners. It has achieved $8bn in sales for Cisco and NetApp, with more than 8,400 customers and 140+ validated designs. Up until now FlexPods have used …

  1. SPGoetze

    Some typos:

    It's "Element OS" (twice)

    It's the "SF9608" (in the bulleted list)

    It's "scale-out", not scale-up

    Rushing to meet a deadline? ;-)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Does't really matter... by the time somebody is willing to trial this thing the product will be declared dead.

      Doesn't matter either that the picture of the flexpod lies on it's side. Just goes to show how quickly that stuff falls over ...

      Now fun aside... why does it matter to customers if the next/new flexpod is Dell free or runs SF Hardware?

      This only matters to NetApp because they don't want to send $$$ in DELL/EMC's pockets. And pre-validated designs with All Flash systems aren't new either ...

      So what customers get is a nice new rack...

      Now fire away with your value prop and tech geekery ...

  2. SniperPenguin

    Come on Cisco, get it over with...

    And just BUY NetApp already.... I have fifty quid on it with a colleague ;-)

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