Four Strategies for Streamlining FlexPod Design & Deployment
Deploying converged infrastructure systems such as FlexPod is a time-consuming manual process. The four strategies outlined in this white paper will help value-added resellers and systems integrators add efficiencies to their design and deployment processes.
Through the process of building an automation tool for day zero infrastructure configuration, the StrataCloud team has spent a lot of time thinking about how common practices for converged infrastructure (CI) design and deployment could be improved -- specifically for our first supported CI system, FlexPod. We have learned that several common challenges -- such as inadequate communication between technical solutions architects and deployment engineers, bottlenecks that arise when custom designs are required, time-consuming manual processes, adequately configuring infrastructure according to manufacturer’s best practices and more -- could be remedied with a few simple but deliberate process changes. In this white paper, we have outlined four strategies for improving the FlexPod design and deployment process.