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FlexPod Datacenter with Cisco ACI Multi-Pod, NetApp MetroCluster IP, and VMware vSphere 6.7 - Design

Contributors netapp-aoife

Haseeb Niazi, Cisco
Arvind Ramakrishnan, NetApp

This document describes the integration of the Cisco ACI Multi-Pod and NetApp MetroCluster IP solution into the FlexPod Datacenter to provide a highly available multi-data center solution. The multi-data center architecture offers the ability to balance workloads between two data centers utilizing non-disruptive workload mobility, thereby enabling the migration of services between sites without the need for sustaining an outage.

The FlexPod with ACI Multi-Pod and NetApp MetroCluster IP solution provides the following benefits:

  • Seamless workload mobility across data centers

  • Consistent policies across the sites

  • Layer-2 extension across geographically dispersed data centers

  • Enhanced downtime avoidance during maintenance

  • Disaster avoidance and recovery