HyperFlex gains 1,100 new customers in first three quarters, accelerates adoption of business critical applications on hyperconverged infrastructure
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The simplicity of hyperconverged infrastructure has made it one of the fastest growing technology areas. Yet first-generation HCI solutions use software running on conventional servers and lack cluster networking integration, which limits application performance and makes solutions extremely complex to deploy, troubleshoot and maintain. These disjointed overlay approaches are further compounded by the use of latency-inducing software wrappers around legacy, open-source files systems. As a result, while these legacy HCI offerings have been suited for light isolated workloads, they have limited customers' ability to efficiently expand hyperconvergence to latency-sensitive and business critical applications.
Purpose-Built, Ground-up Innovation for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
The latest release of HyperFlex delivers high performance component options, intuitive management enhancements, and new enterprise data protection and security features, including:
"In less than a year, more than 1,100 customers have embraced HyperFlex to simplify and transform their data center operations," said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing Systems Product Group. "We purpose-built HX Data Platform, our distributed file system for HCI, to deliver the high performance and consistently low latency needed to allow customers to expand from initial use-cases like VDI to a much broader range of business critical apps."
Industry-best HCI Performance
HyperFlex has raised the industry bar by delivering the performance required to extend HCI far beyond VDI and server virtualization to more demanding, data intensive workloads. Lab testing conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) compared Cisco HyperFlex with three other solutions using an industry standard benchmark for application performance on HCI. Highlights include:
"ESG Lab validated that Cisco HyperFlex hybrid and all-flash systems delivered higher, more consistent performance than other similarly configured HCI solutions using simulated OLTP and SQL workloads," said Tony Palmer, Sr. ESG Lab Analyst and co-author of the ESG Lab HCI Report. "For hybrid clusters, HyperFlex not only consistently outpaced competitors in terms of IOPS and latency, it supported more than twice the number of VMs than both software-based and engineered proprietary systems while maintaining high performance."
Cisco ASAP Data Center
Cisco HyperFlex is a key part of Cisco's ASAP data center strategy to help enable digital transformation. ASAP -- which stands for Analyze, Simplify, Automate, and Protect. This architectural approach enables organizations to modernize their data center and IT infrastructure with a hybrid IT solution that maximizes application performance, mitigates risk, and increases operational agility in support of digital transformation. Cisco's comprehensive data center portfolio underscores its commitment to innovation with award-winning products such as: Cisco Nexus ® 9000 switches, Cisco ACI™, Cisco CloudCenter, Tetration Analytics, Cisco UCS®, and HyperFlex
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About Cisco HyperFlex Systems™
Cisco HyperFlex Systems deliver complete hyperconvergence, combining compute, storage, and networking resources into a simplified, easy-to-use platform. The HX Data Platform engineered with Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) delivers a Dynamic Data Fabric™ with the industry-leading performance customers need to simplify more applications in their data centers. Cisco HyperFlex Systems deliver the agility, scalability, and pay-as-you-grow economics of the cloud, but with the benefits of on-premises infrastructure. Cisco HyperFlex. Simplify More.
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