FlexPod with MetroCluster

One of our larger projects at the moment has seen us design and deploy FlexPod with NetApp Fabric MetroCluster.

We have Cisco UCS in two datacenters, with Nexus 5000 series switches managing the front-end connectivity to the NetApp controller in each data center.

One of the main challenges was managing unified connect across a distance between datacenters that mandated single-mode fibre, using Nexus 5000 series switches. To achieve this, we have had to derive a connectivity design using FabricPath and VPC+ technologies.

The result is a truly resilient and high-performance architecture, with all the benefits of FlexPod, including collaborative vendor support and pre-validated design. 

illumit has brought great value to the project by completing implementation and configuration in just 16 weeks. This is from racking hardware to production; virtual servers have already been migrated to the platform. This rapid deployment encompassed configuration of infrastructure, hypervisor, management and backup software as well as other elements; more posts will follow!