Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Other Solutions Considered

Ole Johan
Network Engineer at a tech services company
We were looking into a lot of open source and white box solutions before we chose HyperFlex. This was mainly due to cost because Cisco isn't the cheapest solution. However, we completely trust the system because we have all this knowledge about HyperFlex along with knowledge about all the other competitors. The way that HyperFlex does storage down to the bits and bytes is something that we feel that we can trust a lot more than its competitors. The Virtual Interface Cards (VICs) which the servers use are only available through Cisco. There are no competitors in this area. View full review »
MatsHagberg Olsson
Enterprise System Architect at SAAB Group
We compared two quotes. The other quote was from another big OEM, which is very closely tied to VMware. I was assigned to do that comparison since I have somewhat of a reputation as being good in sizing up the component base. I soon found out that the Cisco solution provided much higher density for the form factor than the other. Also, the server manager got a good feeling about the UCS by itself and the density. They were really good staff to work with and they have a high presence in the region. And they're really great in costumer care. I know Cisco is working pretty hard to become a top player in the AI space. But I don't think Cisco has many competitors. There is Dell EMC and maybe Supermicro, which is always first on the market with all things new. Cisco is definitely one of the top three vendors. Amulet Hotkey has some really nice products out there too. It's truly expensive if you want to go full frontal with everything that they offer. On the other hand, you can get there with almost the same, extremely high security level with Cisco products too. View full review »
Dan Abamonte
Manager, Open Systems Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We looked at everybody including Dell, HP, Cisco, and Nutanix. As we ferried through them we were much more comfortable with the Cisco product line, and that's why we ended up choosing it. Their technical support is very good, they had a great implementation for their HyperFlex, and we already had knowledge and experience working with the Cisco Server Blades. Cisco also had a competitive price point. View full review »
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Karuna Madhu Devandla
General Manager of IT at Magma Fincorp Ltd.
We looked at ScaleIO from Dell EMC and we also looked at Nutanix. We looked at those two options seriously. Finally, we settled on HyperFlex and we went with it. The one thing we clearly saw was that this was that this was what we need. ScaleIO was more a type of software-defined storage, but the hardware which is underlying it is not really tested or already satisfactory for optimized performance. HyperFlex is something that is designed to be hyperconverged and tested thoroughly, and was satisfactory for these operations. This was the decision-making point for us to go with the HyperFlex. View full review »
Juarez Thomazelli
Pre Sales Manager at Vortex TI
I have knowledge of VxRail from Dell EMC. I have also read about solutions from Hitachi and Super Micro. I haven't used them though. To me, the key difference for me between the Dell infrastructure and Cisco infrastructure is that Cisco is more integrated. The hardware and software work the way I want them to. View full review »
CIO at Latif Group
We did a comparison between Nutanix, Dell EMC, and Cisco. In the end, we decided on Cisco over Nutanix. HyperFlex was more affordable, although I think Nutanix is a little better. View full review »
Zeray Assefa
Director of Network Operations at a government
We did consider other products like Dell EMC VxRail, Nutanix, and another company. We had EMC VNX storage, BMR and such. Hyper-convergence made more sense. The big thing for us was being able to easily manage the product. View full review »
Manger Assistant in Storage at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at a couple of different types of solutions. Nutanix was the leading competitor with HyperFlex. We went with Cisco because of their years of experience with HyperFlex and the support we had previously. View full review »
Divisional Manager - Engineering at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had various options. We looked at Dell EMC, Nutanix, and others. We also evaluated Simplivity, from HPE, and we finally ended up with HyperFlex. With Cisco, the entire solution was from the same vendor, whereas with Dell EMC and Simplivity there were different vendors. Our main point was scalability. That's where Cisco scored well, but most important was a good price. View full review »
Brad Smith
Principle Architect at NTT Data India Enterprise Application Services Pri
HyperFlex and Nutanix were the main two products that I looked at. The reason I eventually chose Cisco was cost and data center footprint. Nutanix was twice the physical footprint in the data center than HyperFlex. View full review »
Sr Solution Architect at NetDesign
We also considered IBM and Dell EMC. They go with Cisco because they're using Cisco in most of their environments so it's the easy choice. As long as Cisco provides the technology and the features that the customer needs, they don't have the need to look elsewhere. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are looking at Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, and Dell EMC. In the end, we will make our decision on price and functionality. View full review »
Alexander Zhukov
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We also use Nutanix and Pure Storage. View full review »
Poorna Chandra
Senior Consultant at Daimler AG
When we did benchmarking on this particular product line, the results were great and quite amazing. This is why zeroed in on this particular product for many of our use cases. For example, we use these machines for SAP systems. We also use this for many of our cloud ready applications. The product is performing quite well. We do have a large Cisco footprint in our organization. View full review »
IT Systems Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Something else that we used before was the IBM BladeCenter. It was fine, but it was not as flexible. We couldn't deploy it and expand as easily as the Cisco HyperFlex HX. View full review »
Simon Van Raalte
System Administrator at Provinzial NordWest
We considered all the vendors. In the end, Cisco checked all the boxes. View full review »
Doug Rains
Sr Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before we made our final decision, we evaluated VMware as a potential solution but felt that the HyperFlex better fit our needs. View full review »
Chris Wall
Sr IT Manager at Aryzta
We purchased both this solution and one from Nutanix to compare them. View full review »
Alister Richmond
Technical Director at Ping Network Solutions
We were mostly looking between Cisco and HPE. We are a Cisco partner, so Cisco is a more natural choice for us. Feature-wise, Cisco was a superior product, so it was a simple choice. View full review »
Farrukh Qadir
Sr. System Engineer at IBL-Unisys
Dell VXRail, its good too but i like Cisco hyperflex because of its dedup and compression feature. View full review »
Data Center Supervisor at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We compared Cisco HyperFlex vs Dell EMC. View full review »
Pantelis Rizos
CIO at a energy/utilities company
We did not consider any other vendors beside Cisco because all our equipment is Cisco. The compatibility of staying with Cisco is relevant. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We did not look at other solutions. We only focus on Cisco. We love Cisco and hopefully, HyperFlex will become a better product. View full review »
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We trust Cisco and did not want to change vendors. View full review »
Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The other vendors on our shortlist were VMware and Datrium. View full review »
Florin Ramboiu
Product and Project Manager at ETA2U
We also evaluated VxRail from Dell EMC. However, we went with HyperFlex because it is a Cisco product. View full review »
Danny Reyes
Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The biggest competitor is Nutanix and we considered using that first but when Cisco upped their game, their process became a little bit more streamlined. The hardware clients are more familiar with that. View full review »
CIO at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
We always use Cisco for 95% to 98% of our capacity. View full review »
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We also looked at Nutanix. We ended up going with Cisco because our whole network is based on Cisco. View full review »
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The storage layer seems to be a little better on the VMware than on HyperFlex side. View full review »
Carlo Poggiarelli
Solution Architect at Teleconsys
Most customers select this product based on the pricing. View full review »
Mohamed Elolemy
Senior Presales Lead at Systems Engineering Of Egypt
We also considered Dell EMC. View full review »
System Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We considered Cisco HyperFlex and NetApp. We chose Cisco because we are a Cisco partner. This way we receive the same scalability all around. View full review »
Fabio Vilches
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
We looked at VMware. View full review »
Data Center Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
We chose Cisco because it has perfect support with cool people who helped us the configuration. View full review »
Manager at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our technical team made this decision. View full review »
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