Long View Achieves FlexPod Premium Partner Standing to Deliver Solutions Based on Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design Architecture
CALGARY, Alberta (June 11, 2012) —Long View, one of North America’s foremost providers of IT consulting, cloud services, and outsourcing solutions, today announced that it has been designated a FlexPod Premium Partner by Cisco and NetApp to provide solutions and services supporting the FlexPod® data center solution. As a FlexPod Premium Partner Long View 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, Long View will be able to assist customers with implementing and configuring virtualized data center solutions based on the validated FlexPod shared infrastructure, 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.
“Only a select few IT solutions companies across North America have achieved FlexPod Premium Partner designation — and from that short list, Long View is the only such partner with coverage and capability in both Canada and the United States,” notes Kent MacDonald, Long View’s Vice-President of Business Development.
Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod is a validated shared infrastructure that features the Cisco UCS® server, Cisco network switches, NetApp® unified storage systems running on Data ONTAP® software. The design architecture has been jointly tested and validated as a Cisco Validated Design, so Long View can quickly assess customer needs and deploy integrated solutions from Cisco and NetApp that meet the stringent requirements of their dynamic data centers.
Already a successful partner of NetApp and Cisco in North America, Long View will continue to assist clients in implementing and configuring virtualized data center solutions based on FlexPod’s shared infrastructure,; while helping customers develop and adhere to best practices for crafting and managing best-in-class solutions from both NetApp and Cisco. ..
ABOUT LONG VIEW: With more than 1000 employees, including over 700 technical consultants, in offices across the continent, Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America. With a clear focus on combining business and technology in key areas such as Cloud, data center infrastructure, user support, and IT outsourcing, Long View is able to customize and define what the future of IT looks like. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused… that’s Long View.
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