Middle East: broadliner Aptec has launched NetApp’s Expresspod SMB Virtualization solution in the region. ExpressPod is NetApp and Cisco’s new prepackaged solution, which combines computing, networking, storage, and management products into a solution architected for streamlined deployment. ExpressPod integrates Cisco UCS C-Series servers, NetApp FAS2220 or FAS2240 storage, and Cisco Nexus 3048 switches with infrastructure management to support an open ecosystem of management and hypervisor solutions. Expresspod is a miniature version of the Flexpod. It is targeted exclusively at mid-sized businesses that are budget-conscious and have limited IT resources.