NextiraOne has further enhanced its Cloud Solution portfolio by announcing today a fast-track entry solution into Cloud for the mid-size market. Called ExpressPod, the solution is a pre-packaged, configured and tested solution based on NetApp entry-level storage and Cisco server and switches which NextiraOne will offer for small and medium-sized customers that are beginning to virtualise their IT environments.
NextiraOne will make use of the ExpressPod capabilities in order to create rapid entry integrated solutions that will work with the customer’s existing infrastructure. NextiraOne is offering the ExpressPod solution throughout all its European subsidiaries. The solution is of particular interest to customers who require a speedy deployment of an infrastructure solution, because of its simple deployment and management and its suitability for various environments – to assist rapid migration from legacy applications or to deploy desktop virtualisation centrally or in remote subsidiary offices.
“Many of our customers are taking the next step into cloud-based solutions and we wanted something that was affordable and easy to deploy on their behalf in order to keep costs down,” says Aman Khan, Managing Director Europe, Data Centre and Cloud Solutions. “ExpressPod is a smaller but smarter version of FlexPod and is a ‘take-away’ package which we feel is ideal for the mid-size market because it gives all the functions and tools needed to implement a private cloud rapidly and easily. Our customers benefit from the fact that – with our expertise – we can deploy it quickly and also implement its next-generation software to manage the complete infrastructure from all devices, including iPads.”