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With FlashStack, Pure Storage leverages integration and testing with Cisco server and networking technologies to deliver transformational converged infrastructure.



Joint Value and Solutions

As a Cisco Preferred Solution Provider, Pure Storage is able to partner with Cisco to add additional value to FlashStack converged infrastructure.

  • Cisco Validated Design – Pure participates in Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs), Cisco-completed solution guides that lower risk and speed time to deployment.   Read more about Cisco’s first CVD related to FlashStack
  • Cisco Solution Support for Critical Infrastructure – Pure is an approved technology partner under the Cisco’s Solution Support for Critical Infrastructure (SSCI) program, providing for Cisco-centralized issue management and resolution among Cisco and technology partner products (one-call support).
  • Cisco Solution Incentive Program – Pure is approved under Cisco Solution Incentive Program (SIP) which encourages Cisco develop, market, and deliver industry solutions that create successful business outcomes
  • Cisco Capital – Cisco Capital provides tailored financing for FlashStack solutions, including coverage for Pure Evergreen Storage.

 

Certifications and Support

All Pure Storage Flash Array families are certified and tested with Cisco server and networking offerings.

  • UCS Servers -- Pure is validated for use with Cisco B (traditional and mini) and C-class UCS servers in multiple modes (FC, iSCSI, Direct Connect).  See UCSM Interoperability guides.
  • UCS Director -- Pure has been integrated with Cisco UCS Director to enable consolidated management and provisioning.
  • Cisco Nexus and MDS Switches --  Pure is tested with Cisco’s networking offerings.  See Cisco Interoperability Matrix for storage.

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