Microland, a company headquartered in Bangalore, India, counting more than 4,000 professionals across its offices in Australia, Europe, India, Middle East and North America, has signed a global agreement with Cisco and NetApp to provide Managed Private Cloud solutions on the FlexPod platform.
FlexPod is a pre-validated data center platform developed by Cisco and NetApp and built on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), Cisco’s Nexus family of switches, and NetApp’s data management solutions. As a converged infrastructure platform, FlexPod hosts infrastructure software and business applications in virtualized and bare metal environments, to enhance the agility and flexibility of enterprises.
“There are many technical and organizational obstacles that can hinder private cloud adoption,” said Ranjeet Sudan, Vice President of Converged Infrastructure at NetApp. “By working with Microland we are making it easier for organizations to drive superior performance for their business-critical applications with a managed private cloud solution built on a trusted, high-performance converged infrastructure solution.”
The new FlexPod Managed Private Cloud solution built on FlexPod would enable Microland customers to establish a cloud-like, As-a-Service model for their on-premises IT. The FlexPod infrastructure can be located on-premises but managed remotely, “securing critical customer data and advancing cloud-capabilities for both partners and their customers.”
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Bare Metal Provisioning
“We are excited that Microland will deliver Managed Private Cloud solutions on FlexPod,” said Siva Sivakumar, Senior Director, Data Center Solutions, Cisco Systems. “This new offering will help organizations accelerate deployment of their business-critical applications and provide a secure, robust, and flexible private cloud infrastructure that has the speed and simplicity of public cloud.”
Microland’s “innovative” solutions including Applications to Containers (a2cs), Container as a Service, etc. are available through catalogues on the FlexPod environment, thereby accelerating the time to deployment after FlexPod procurement. Utilizing current generation technologies like Terraform, Microland also provides options for bare metal provisioning which would be one of the key asks across multiple clients for high performance computing.
“The new Managed Private Cloud solutions enhanced and configured with Microland’s managed services enable us to further accelerate digital transformation, drive profitability, improve efficiency and advance process and system effectiveness for customers across Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and North America,” said Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Microland. “We are excited by our relationship with Cisco and NetApp to enable faster adoption and consumption of innovative solutions based on FlexPod platform.”