SPD is a natural fit for virtualisation and other data platform needs in many organisations have settled on Cisco UCS as a vendor of record. While utilising Cisco UCS as a stand alone server platform is perfectly acceptable for SPD, the ability to take advantage of UCSs formidable server specs, its Fabric Interconnect, expandability, central manageability, and wide availability and support make the combination very attractive.
Server virtualization is driving widespread and fundamental change in business. IT organizations struggle to meet the exponentially increasing demand for network and storage resources in support of virtualized deployments. Todays traditional IT environment is complex, costly, and inflexible, inhibiting IT staff from effectively supporting the business.
The Springpath Data Platform is a scale-out software platform that runs on the same servers that host the hypervisor, VMs, and applications, converging storage and compute functionality onto a single unified commodity server-based infrastructure cluster. It can operate as a hyperconverged solution supporting virtualized or container or even bare metal deployments.