Hosted Cisco UCS FlexPod® as a Service by Faction

Cisco UCS FlexPod® as a Service powered by Faction provides cost-effective, dedicated Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp Data ONTAP® based cloud infrastructure hosted in Faction® enterprise-class data centers. This robust, tested cloud environment is ready-to-go in several pre-configured cloud stacks to speed provisioning and deployment. Using vCloud® Director™ portal, you can begin provisioning virtual machines quickly. The offering combines the infrastructure, management, implementation kickoff and handoff support all in a unique monthly payment plan.

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Avnet provides ready-to-deploy Cisco UCS FlexPod® as a Service powered by Faction packaged offerings engineered to meet specific customer requirements.

The solution includes:

  • VMware vCloud® Director™: Provides a single pane of glass to easily provision virtual machines and enables customers to efficiently manage multiple virtual data centers including resource pools of network, storage and compute
  • Trusted Enterprise Class Infrastructure: Utilizes enterprise-class Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) platform and NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® architecture
  • Enterprise Class PhysicalEnvironment Security: Hosted in Tier III certified data centers and staffed with 24×7 operations personnel
  • Managed Infrastructure Support: Includes the management of the Cisco UCS and NetApp storage stack up to and including the VMware hypervisor along with 10Mbps Internet Bandwidth, Firewall / VPN termination and Avnet Tier One Service Desk support

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NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

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Faction is a Cisco-powered Partner. It has achieved Cisco® Cloud Managed Services Advanced Certification (CMSP) for IaaS providers, allowing Faction and its partners to sell cloud based solutions based on Cisco hardware, services and support

Technical Specifications

Features Description
Compute
  • Utilizes Enterprise-Class Cisco UCS platform
  • Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Servers
Storage
  • NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® architecture
  • High Performance Volumes (SAS) for random IO and application workloads [1300 IOPs per TB, 4000 byte blocks]
  • Standard Performance Volumes (SATA) for sequential reads and general file storage [60MB/s]
  • An internal drive for each environment is used to boot the hypervisor
Network
  • Block of five vLANS (after standard Management, Internet and Storage)
  • 14-carrier blend of Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers, dynamic routing and peering provides sub-40ms latency coast to coast
  • Internet Network Bandwidth is included at 10Mbps
Firewall
  • Vyatta – Virtual SDN Appliance & Firewall
  • Refer to the Vyatta Network OS Datasheet for Basic Hardware Requirements (compute, memory, disk)
VMware
  • VMware vCloud® Director™ – Publicly accessible via HTTPS, used by Partner end-customers to managed their virtual resources.
  • Licensed monthly based upon consumed RAM
Service Components
  • Public IPs – 10 usable after vCD and router redundancy
  • DNS – Faction will provide reverse zone delegation or PTR records for Faction-assigned space
Bandwidth and Ports
  • Network handoff – Customers will be delivered two network handoffs for redundancy purposes. Depending on the customer port hardware configuration
Data Center
  • Type II SSAE 16 SOC 1 and 2, HIPAA, and PCI compliance audit completions
  • Enterprise-class physical security: Gated entry to facility, CCTV, guard presence, card access, keypad and biometric access control
  • Environmental N+1 (or better) redundancy for power and cooling
  • 100% availability SLA
  • Denver region
  • 10 GB Layer 2 links between server nodes
Faction Certifications
Additional Options
  • Load Balancer, VMware Site Recovery Manager, VMware View VDI Premier, Public IP Addresses, and Microsoft SPLA



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SMALL

$5,300/month

2 year Commitment

    • 8 available cores
    • 128 GB RAM
    • .5 TB/.5 TB High/Standard Storage
    • Block of 5 vLANs
    • 10 Public IP Addresses
    • 10 Mbps Internet Bandwidth
    • Redundant Virtual Firewall
    • vCloud Director Portal Access
    • 100% SLA
    • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II Data Center
    • 8 CPU Core per Blade

MEDIUM

$12,960/month

2 year Commitment

    • 48 available cores
    • 384 GB RAM
    • 2.5 TB/2.5 TB High/Standard Storage
    • Block of 5 vLANs
    • 10 Public IP Addresses
    • 10 Mbps Internet Bandwidth
    • Redundant Virtual Firewall
    • vCloud Director Portal Access
    • 100% SLA
    • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II Data Center
    • 16 CPU Core per Blade

LARGE

$17,495/month

2 year Commitment

    • 64 available cores
    • 512 GB RAM
    • 5 TB/5 TB High/Standard Storage
    • Block of 5 vLANs
    • 10 Public IP Addresses
    • 10 Mbps Internet Bandwidth
    • Redundant Virtual Firewall
    • vCloud Director Portal Access
    • 100% SLA
    • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II Data Center
    • 16 CPU Core per Blade

EXTRA LARGE

$26,645/month

2 year Commitment

    • 80 available cores
    • 1280 GB RAM
    • 7.5 TB/7.5 TB High/Standard Storage
    • Block of 5 vLANs
    • 10 Public IP Addresses
    • 10 Mbps Internet Bandwidth
    • Redundant Virtual Firewall
    • vCloud Director Portal Access
    • 100% SLA
    • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II Data Center
    • 16 CPU Core per Blade