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ExpressPod Bundle SMALLREDITT

March, 2013

ExpressPod Configuration and Components

ExpressPod Solution Summary

  • ExpressPod is a joint infrastructure solution from Cisco and NetApp that simplifies deployment of server, storage, and network resources and provides customers with an easy and affordable implementation. ExpressPod is designed for environments with less than 500 users and limited IT staff to help customers reduce complexity and gain efficiency.

    • Start well with a low-cost, easy-to-deploy virtualization solution

    • Keep it simple with built-in system efficiencies of Cisco UCS® servers, Cisco Nexus® switching, and NetApp FAS2200 Series storage

    • Offer investment protection as environments grow, providing easy infrastructure scaling to keep up with business demands

    • Cooperative support model from NetApp and Cisco can accelerate problem resolution and reduce risk

ExpressPod—Small Configuration

ExpressPodSolution Vendors and Components



Cisco®Smart Play




Cisco UCS®

C220 M3

Rack Server


3048 Switch

FAS2220 or













Background Information on Cisco Smart Plays

  • The Cisco UCS® C-Series and Nexus® 3048 bundle used for ExpressPod configurations is a Cisco® Smart Play

  • Cisco Smart Plays offer the following benefits:

    • They are configured and can be ordered directly from Cisco or distribution

    • Ordering individual SKUs typically results in greater expense; customers save in ordering the bundle SKU

    • Smart Plays offer the best upfront price with bundle discounts included in the Cisco Global Price List (GPL)

    • Smart Play bundles do not qualify for Opportunity or Value Incentive Program incentives. Expansion Packs do qualify.

    • Additional discounts are available for new Cisco UCS account wins*

    • For ExpressPod, the Smart Play bundle will be available for a year

* Some restrictions apply

VMware Considerations and Opportunities

  • Regarding VMware Licensing:

    • Implementation guide written against Enterprise Plus license, but ExpressPod Solution can be sourced with any of the various vSphere 5 offerings (e.g. Essentials, Essentials Plus, Standard, Enterprise, etc.)

Detailed ExpressPod Bill of Materials (BOM) and Bundle SKUs

Cisco BOM—Small ConfigurationSmart Play Bundle SKU: UCS-SP5-ES-C220

Alternative: 2 x UCS ServersUCSC-EPOD-C220E-S (Servers only)

Alternative: 4 x UCS ServersUCSC-EPOD-C220E-M (Servers only)

Optional Expansion Pack (Server Plus Hard Drives) UCS-SP5-C220E (Smart Play Bundle SKU) plus A03-D600GA2=

Optional Expansion Pack (Server Plus Hard Drives) UCS-SP5-C220E (Smart Play Bundle SKU) plus A03-D600GA2=

Cisco Support SKUs

NetApp BOM—Small ConfigurationBundle SKU: FAS2220-R6

NetApp Support SKUs

Additional Resources

  • ExpressPod on


    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    • Solution Brief

    • Partner Playbook and Customer Presentation

    • Pricing and Availability

  • ExpressPod Resources (Cisco and NetApp field teams):

    • www.cisconetapp.comor


    • Web Site

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