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NextiraOne to offer Cloud Solutions based on ExpressPod

Complete Private Cloud pre-packaged Solution enables fast-track entry into Cloud

Teltow/Paris/Lichfield, 28 January 2013 - NextiraOne, Europe's leading expert in communications services, has further enhanced its Cloud Solution portfolio by announcing today a fast-track entry solution into Cloud for the mid-size market. Called ExpressPod, the solution is a pre-packaged, configured and tested solution based on NetApp entry-level storage and Cisco server and switches which NextiraOne will offer for small and medium-sized customers that are beginning to virtualise their IT environments.

NextiraOne will make use of the ExpressPod capabilities in order to create rapid entry integrated solutions that will work with the customer's existing infrastructure. NextiraOne is offering the ExpressPod solution throughout all its European subsidiaries. The solution is of particular interest to customers who require a speedy deployment of an infrastructure solution, because of its simple deployment and management and its suitability for various environments - to assist rapid migration from legacy applications or to deploy desktop virtualisation centrally or in remote subsidiary offices.

ExpressPod is an integrated bundle of computing, networking, storage and virtualisation software, as well as innovative cloud orchestration and management software. It combines Cisco UCS® C-Series servers, NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage systems, and Cisco Nexus® 3048 switches with infrastructure management. Similar to all other FlexPod data center platforms, ExpressPod supports an open ecosystem of management and hypervisor solutions and is therefore flexible and versatile for many applications.

NextiraOne has developed in-depth expertise in the deployment of reference designs across all its European operations. The company provides a complete set of services to manage the implementation, from initial assessment, design, delivery and implementation of solution, right up to life-cycle management. This gives customers the unique combination of a powerful technology and the necessary integration expertise to implement this effectively in any customer environment.

"Many of our customers are taking the next step into cloud-based solutions and we wanted something that was affordable and easy to deploy on their behalf in order to keep costs down," says Aman Khan, Managing Director Europe, Data Centre and Cloud Solutions. "ExpressPod is a smaller but smarter version of FlexPod and is a 'take-away' package which we feel is ideal for the mid-size market because it gives all the functions and tools needed to implement a private cloud rapidly and easily. Our customers benefit from the fact that - with our expertise - we can deploy it quickly and also implement its next-generation software to manage the complete infrastructure from all devices, including iPads."

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About NextiraOne
NextiraOne is a European multinational company that designs, installs, maintains and supports business solutions and communications services for over 60,000 private and Public Sector customers. Using its expertise in leading-edge communications, including data centres, contact centres, unified communications, secure network infrastructures and managed services, NextiraOne helps its customers to transform their organisations, making the complex simple.

Headquartered in Paris, NextiraOne has a direct sales and service presence in 16 countries with more than 4,300 employees across Europe and the USA, including 2,500 qualified service experts, and an annual revenue totalling around one billion euros in 2010.

Discover more at: http://www.nextiraone.eu/

*NextiraOne and the NextiraOne logo are registered trademarks of NextiraOne LLC

For more information:
Sheila Lashford
Splash PR
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