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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Valuable Features

Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The product makes management much easier since there's a single pane of glass to use to monitor, manage and upgrade the system. 

You can achieve similar performance for your system by buying separate components, however, HyperFlex allows you to achieve the same performance using one system. It's basically one integrated system. That's the most powerful aspect of it. 

The solution is quite stable.

The scalability of the product is quite good overall - as long as you plan correctly from the outset.

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Datacenter Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We are providing this solution for the customer or converting the customer from a traditional environment to a hyper-converged environment which consolidates all management and support on a single port. This is the main benefit of using the hyper-converged versus the traditional.

The stretching cluster features have the highest delivery of availability from a  storage perspective. You gain all the features related to or coming from virtualization because it is based on a virtualized environment. We already implemented VMware over hyper-convergence. We took all the features coming from the virtualized or VMware environment, such as high availability, DRS and sanity rules and we can segregate the workload between two data centers using rules to maintain the workload even if one of data centers fails.

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MinaMagdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr

The most valuable feature is that you can manage the whole cluster from the fabric interconnect.

The physical switches are more reliable than the virtual machines.

using a virtual machine to manage the cluster, needs lots of pre-configuration & validation steps, as well may lead to cluster fail in case of the fail / corruption of the VM (unless you manage to have a valid backup to restore, with a valid cluster restoration plan), 

despite the managing of the Cisco Hyperflex, it comes almost preloaded & stand ready for deploying, as well in redundant architecture, which reflect a solid base for managing & reliability deployment. 

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Senior Account Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

On the architectural side of it, there's the single pane of glass. In the hyper-converged, there is that validated design approach of having all of the components which should work together.

The solution is stable.

Technical support is better than most.

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Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution is easy to deploy as they're based on ECS. We buy an ECS Manager so that we can scale out easily. We can also integrate with external storage. We can also scale for computing or storage only.

The product is quite stable.

It's very easy to use and quite a mature product.

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MichaelZhang - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology

I think its most valuable feature is its flexibility.

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Antony K - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at COPYCAT LIMITED

The management feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.

Overall, the solution is pretty good.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. 

We've found the stability to be very good.

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Sales Manager at Dataworld Computer Center

The hyperconverged infrastructure is one of the most valuable aspects of the solution. Within the additional platform and then having the HyperFlex, the new solution of Cisco, it's actually quite advanced already. They are fast with the idea of not using storage and using HCI or hyperconverged infrastructure. Technically, I've been checking everybody's products and they are all very similar. The advantage of Cisco is it can install different platforms of virtualization software. It can install Hyper-V or it can also install VMware, for example - things we are using already and then it can work the IOPS that we provide. That's another thing.

The stability has been great. It's a quality product.

The solution scales extremely well. 

Technical support is fast.

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AshwaniRana - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Consultant at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

It is very scalable. It is also very secure. Cisco's security portfolio is integrated with it, which makes it secure.

It is a platform-based device. Its performance is also fairly good in comparison to any other solution.

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Hoang Quan Nguyen - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Integration Analyst at a government with 10,001+ employees

I like the stretch cluster, it's a feature that allows us to warranty a service for the customer that has to be 100% uptime. That aside, the solution also has flexibility, scalability, performance and availability. The main objective for us is DRA, Disaster Recovery Avoidance. We don't want to go into disaster recovery so our aim is for 100% avoidance. The hardware might not be perfect but Cisco is very proactive with their support. 

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Md Shahnewaj Hossain - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Deputy Director of IT at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

This solution offers very good data protection and also provides system uptime availability more effectively than the majority of other servers. It can calculate the multiple failures that give better uptime on the nodes. It provides good performance. 

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System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution is easy to use and to learn. It is well integrated with VMware. 

Additionally, the solution is flexible, we have projects in a few sectors such as the environmental and oil industries. It has been working well overall.

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PankajKumar12 - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees

It is a complete package. For any kind of on-premises hyper-converged solution, we usually have to separate networks, but Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is a complete solution. It has its own network and storage. The storage part is the most valuable feature.

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BhaveshParmar - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Head at Intercraft

The most valuable feature of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is its performance.

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Abdelhadi El Ghanioui - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at Intelcom

I find the Hyperflex most valuable. It compares well with Nutanix. 

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Data Center Engineer at Emerging Communications Limited

The most valuable feature is full integration with Cisco API and UCS, which means you can have complete networking and storage from Cisco.

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IT Infrastructure Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

I find the usability very valuable.

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Team Lead - ITIS at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

HyperFlex's formatting features are easy to use.  It's a one-click operation. From an administrative perspective, the whole interface is seamless.

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IT systems specialist with 1-10 employees

Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is simple to use, user-friendly and has been best for our purposes.

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System Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I like the integration with backup software.

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Buyer's Guide
Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
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