Flexible data center solutions for a connected world
The ever-increasing volume of data in The Age of Intelligence™ is introducing a paradigm shift in industries worldwide. As the demand for more services and bandwidth accelerates and instant access becomes increasingly critical, companies are making the move to converged infrastructure and customized data center solutions. Servers, storage and networking come together in “cloud-in-box” solutions to address service requirements across the traditional enterprise, private and public clouds.
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"For the long-term forecast, spending on IT infrastructure for cloud environments will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% to $60.8 billion in 2020, or 49.7% of the total spending on IT infrastructure."
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, 2016
Increase agility and time to market
As this powerful disruption gains momentum, you need a partner with scale, speed, and scope across a broad range of diverse hardware technologies and software applications. Leveraging best-in-breed components, custom product solutions and reference architectures, Flex Ciii (Infrastructure, Innovation and Integration) enables our customers to make this transition to the cloud.
Leading companies partner with Flex to design, deliver and deploy smart, connected hardware solutions at both node and rack level to enable cloud adoption and adapt to the ever-shifting forces in communications infrastructure and enterprise computing.
Embrace the future with Flex’s innovation services
Speed your cloud and infrastructure development efforts by co-innovating with Flex at our Innovation Sites.
Through our global network, Flex enables you to reduce time to market with customized configure-to-order platforms and solutions to be delivered to customers in regions such as North America, Europe, Asia, India and Brazil.
Flex is a member of the following cloud industry communities:
- Open Compute Project (OCP)
- Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO)
- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
- Open Network Operating System
With the emergence of scale-out computing workloads for e-commerce, big data analytics and private cloud, customers are demanding integrated solutions encompassing rack scale hardware with an integrated software stack. In many cases, the complete stack is based on open source hardware and software such as Open Compute Project (OCP) and OpenStack.
CloudLabs provides engineering and design services to optimize rack level solutions with emphasis on third-party solutions, multivendor equipment integration and software optimization. With CloudLabs, you can accelerate on-site testing and validation of “cloud-in-box” solutions for various enterprise applications and open standards including OPC Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) initiatives.
Test out the latest technologies in a controlled environment. New technology options include in-server flash, NVMe, multi-core high-end Intel® Xeon® processors and PCIe-based fabric technology. You can also access several software solutions with options for software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined storage (SDS), storage virtualization, network virtualization, thin provisioning and software-defined data centers (SDDCs).
Contact us to find out how you can partner with Flex to optimize your infrastructure, design the cloud solution that’s right for you and prepare your company for the future.