FusionStorm Achieves FlexPod Premium Partner Status

As a New Premium Partner, FusionStorm Achieves the Highest Competency Level Designing, Delivering and Implementing FlexPod Solutions

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FusionStorm, a national provider of IT consulting, technology solutions, cloud/managed services and global distribution capabilities, announced today that it has achieved Cisco/NetApp FlexPod Premium Partner status and will now provide solutions and services supporting the FlexPod converged infrastructure solution. As a FlexPod Premium Partner, FusionStorm is recognized for its advanced competencies in supporting customers as a trusted adviser in deploying FlexPod solutions.

FlexPod is a pretested and validated solution that combines networking, computing and storage in a shared infrastructure and supports multiple applications and workloads to help customers accelerate and simplify their transition to the cloud. As a channel partner of Cisco and NetApp, FusionStorm will assist customers with implementing and configuring virtualized datacenter solutions based on the validated FlexPod architecture, as well as help customers develop and adhere to best practices for building and managing best-in-class solutions from Cisco and NetApp. The flexible, scalable-shared infrastructure is pretested to lower deployment risk, increase data center efficiencies, and create a flexible information technology (IT) environment to build a private cloud.

"FusionStorm is proud to add the FlexPod Premium Partner designation to its extensive list of certifications from Cisco and NetApp," said Mike Souza, Vice President of Sales, FusionStorm. "Our engineers have in-depth experience deploying Cisco and NetApp technologies for customers in a wide range of industries. The FlexPod solution enables us to implement a certified technology stack that delivers proven performance and simplified management."

The Cisco and NetApp FlexPod solution is a validated shared infrastructure that features the Cisco UCS® integrated compute platform running UCS Manager software, Cisco network switches, NetApp® unified storage systems running Data ONTAP® software, and the ability to centrally manage all elements with Cisco UCS Director converged infrastructure management software. The design architecture has been jointly tested and validated as a Cisco Validated Design, so FusionStorm can quickly assess customer needs and deploy integrated solutions from Cisco and NetApp that meet the stringent requirements of their dynamic data centers.

Availability

FusionStorm's consulting and engineering services that support the FlexPod shared infrastructure are available immediately. FlexPod solutions are in use in production data centers around the world.

About FusionStorm

FusionStorm is a provider of IT consulting, technology solutions and 24x7 cloud/managed services for enterprises of all sizes around the globe. The company assists organizations by providing complete solutions for system infrastructure, storage, networking, IP communications, security, database and disaster recovery, both onsite and in FusionStorm data centers.

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