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With FlashStack, Pure Storage leverages integration and testing with Cisco server and Cisco networking technologies along with application use cases to deliver transformational converged infrastructure.



Joint Value and Solutions

For our customers and partners, Pure Storage works with Cisco to deliver industry-leading ROI for your FlashStack converged infrastructure.  As a Cisco Preferred Solution Provider, Pure Storage is involved with the following Cisco initiatives:

  • Cisco Validated Designs – FlashStack is now a Cisco Validated Design, a Cisco published solution that lowers risk and speeds time to deployment.   The most recent FlashStack Cisco Validated Designs include Enterprise VDI with VMware Horizon, and Database deployment.
  • Cisco Solution Support for Critical Infrastructure – Now you can get single-number support for Cisco and Pure Storage joint solutions directly from Cisco’s Solution Support for Critical Infrastructure (SSCI) program.  Cisco and Pure Storage work together to quickly resolve issues as they arise, saving you time and money.
  • Cisco Capital – Need a better, flexible way to modernize your data center? Cisco Capital provides tailored financing for FlashStack solutions, including coverage for Pure Storage that leverages Evergreen Storage.
  • Cisco Solution Incentive Program – available to our FlashStack solution partners (including FlashStack ASPs), Pure is approved under the Cisco Solution Incentive Program* (SIP), which encourages Cisco partners to develop, market, and deliver industry solutions that create successful business outcomes. * restricted page access; requires Cisco login

 

Webinar Case Study On Demand: LifeScript Understands the Role of Flash in Converged Infrastructure Environments

Certifications and Support

All Pure Storage Flash Array families are certified and tested with Cisco server and networking offerings under different workloads.

  • UCS Servers -- Pure is validated for use with Cisco B (traditional and mini) and C-class UCS servers in multiple modes (FC, iSCSI, Direct Connect).  See UCSM Interoperability guides.
  • UCS Director -- Pure has been integrated with Cisco UCS Director to enable consolidated management and provisioning. Sample workflows are available to be leveraged and customized in your environment.
  • Cisco Nexus and MDS Switches -- Pure is tested with Cisco’s networking offerings.  See Cisco Interoperability Matrix for storage.

Case Studies

FlightStats: US-based Aviation data firm

KordaMentha:  Australian Financial Services Firm

Lifescript: Largest Web Publisher for Women’s Health

Riverview Health: Indiana Hospital with 23-Clinic Network

Room & Board: Artisan Furniture and Accessories Retailer

Woolpert: North American architectural, engineering and geospatial firm

Collateral

FlashStack Basics: FlashStack Datasheet and FlashStack Mini Solution Brief

FlashStack for VDI Solutions:  Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon Datasheets

FlashStack for Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP Datasheets

For additional collateral, including design guides for Microsoft Exchange and other applications, see our FlashStack Solutions page

Events

Webinar Case Study On Demand: Lifescript Understands the Role of Flash in Converged Infrastructure Environments. FlashStack Customer Story about Lifescript, one of the largest web publishers on women’s health.

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