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Converging on Cisco LIVE with our own IT Superhero – FlashStack

Team Pure will shortly be heading to Barcelona for the ‘IT superhero’ themed Cisco Live, from 29 January – 02 February 2018. Whether you want to explore how to reduce complexity, automate SAP management, or investigate NVMe, we’ll be there (at stand G12*) to showcase what is next for FlashStack and how the right converged infrastructure can help your business.

As data needs and user expectations continue to grow, IT teams need to focus on delivering business value from data, rather than expending resources on day to day integration and management of many separate appliances and applications. Of course, for many organisations converged infrastructure is already a key aspect of their IT estate.

FlashStack, a converged infrastructure solution from Cisco and Pure Storage, brings the power and efficiency of all-flash storage to your entire Cisco UCS powered data center. FlashStack is a next generation consolidation platform that not only will dramatically shorten your time to value, but enhances performance, resilience, and integration beyond day 1 deployment.

By combining industry-leading compute, network, and storage hardware, with advanced management and orchestration tools, into a single, integrated architecture, and using validated application-specific designs, FlashStack is ideal for mission-critical enterprise applications and a robust platform for cloud services. This enables organisations to speed up the time to deployment, lower overall IT costs, and reduce deployment risk. As a result, FlashStack is enjoying some of the fastest adoption amongst converged infrastructure offerings today.

From FlightStats (that has played to the strengths of hybrid architectures by using FlashStack to simplify and accelerate the ingestion and processing of millions of points of flight data in near real time), through to Valley Proteins (that has enhanced SAP performance and freed up IT resources), to Lifescript (that got a new data centre up and running in a week, cut co-location costs by $100k a year, and slashed latency by 95%), FlashStack has proven time and again that consolidating workloads on converged systems makes sense from a manageability, scalability, performance and networking standpoint.

As a Cisco Preferred Solution Provider, we’ve worked closely with Cisco for many years to ensure that our customers and partners benefit from the industry leading ROI that our FlashStack converged infrastructure delivers. Cisco LIVE is a key place for us to meet our customers and partners to gather the latest insights and experience but also to update them on our latest joint initiatives and news.

Whether it be the latest Cisco FlashStack validated design news, joint solution support for critical infrastructure, hearing about tailored finance options from Cisco Capital or the latest FlashStack solution partner success stories from our involvement in the Cisco Solution Incentive Program* (SIP), we’ll be there to show you how the right converged infrastructure can help your business, and make you an IT superhero.

Be sure to stop by our booth (Booth #G12) to see some fantastic demos and learn more about how we’re helping our customers put their data to work.

* In addition to hosting customers, partners and prospect at stand G12, the team is also involved in a number of speaker and Cisco Session, details of which are below:

Speaker Session: I/O Innovation for Structured and Unstructured Data
Alfredo Nulli, Principal Systems Engineer, Pure Storage
Partner Theatre, World of Solutions, Thursday 1st February, 1:40pm

Cisco Sessions Inc FlashStack: Oracle RAC R12C with Cisco UCS M5 and FlashStack all Flash Array
John McAbel
Education Theatre, World of Solutions, Tuesday 30th January, 12:20-12:30pm

Cisco Sessions Inc FlashStack: Cisco UCS Converged Infrastructure Solutions
Tim Stack

Cisco Sessions Inc FlashStack: Learn About the Power and Efficiency of All-Flash Storage for Cisco UCS from Pure Storage
Vish Jakka