Cisco, NetApp Offer Entry-Level ExpressPod for SMBs

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) have rolled out ExpressPod, a starter version of their FlexPod converged architecture data center platform that pools server, storage and networking solutions under one umbrella, a move to capture more sales from SMBs. This is the second time in the past six months that Cisco and NetApp have taken a run at the fewer-user market for FlexPod, offering in April a pared down version of the data center system suitable for branch office settings. This time, however, ExpressPod is an entity unto itself, calibrated for SMBs just beginning to virtu (IT news)