Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pros and Cons

Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pros

Ole Johan
Network Engineer at a tech services company
The storage system is its most valuable feature. It has eliminated our entire need for having to worry about storage. We were storing a lot of syslog data and using a lot of templates in our data center. With the storage system, we are now saving an enormous amount of space.
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MatsHagberg Olsson
Enterprise System Architect at SAAB Group
The UCS, which is by far the best management tool there is on the market, regardless of vendor. It's the only tool I see that gives you the opportunity to size and scale all the assets and capacity you have in your data center, from a unified view.
Cisco provides the ability to configure BIOS, something that no one else can do, on a remote basis. That's really helpful sometimes. The bus-snooping alteration tool for BIOS is fantastic. That's one of the game-changing features that Cisco alone has at this point.
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Dan Abamonte
Manager, Open Systems Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It allows us to authorize our residents to come in using their own personal devices to access any of our clinical applications and ensure that the PHI is secure and protected.
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Karuna Madhu Devandla
General Manager of IT at Magma Fincorp Ltd.
There are some slight cost advantages when you need fewer resources to manage it.
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SeniorNeab15
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The integration between the storage and the server applications is the most valuable feature of this solution. It cuts down on the necessity to buy a secondary storage system.. It saves money in the long-run.
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Juarez Thomazelli
Pre Sales Manager at Vortex TI
I love the Cisco design, the visual interface to manage and use the platform.
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SherifAbouelezz
CIO at Latif Group
The most valuable feature was the backup - it was easy to back up. It was also very easy to administrate and manage the system; much easier and faster. Finally, it was easy to extend the disk capacities.
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Zeray Assefa
Director of Network Operations at a government
The product is easy to manage and flexible for upgrading without major changes.
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MangerAs3376
Manger Assistant in Storage at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
On the VDI side, because the storage is local to the HyperFlex, it was very easy and convenient. The performance is exceptional.
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DivMgr4312
Divisional Manager - Engineering at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The feature that we are most interested in is the scalability. When needed, we are able to add more nodes and scale it up further.
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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Cons

Ole Johan
Network Engineer at a tech services company
I would like to see more analytics. It could use better infographs in the HyperFlex Connect on how traffic is running in the network. If you were reaching any capacity issues on the Fabric Interconnects, it should be able to cool all of the servers and Fabric Interconnects, then possibly integrate it with, e.g., Nexus Series switches. This should all be available in a single pane of glass.
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Dan Abamonte
Manager, Open Systems Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If we could have just a single pane of glass, where everything can be managed through that one app, rather than have multiple apps, it would be great.
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Karuna Madhu Devandla
General Manager of IT at Magma Fincorp Ltd.
It needs improvements in terms of I/O. Sometimes I have felt it is slightly slow while we are trying to provision VMs or access VMs.
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SeniorNeab15
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We would like to have the ability to not have to reboot while doing updates. Being able to work through updates with as minimal amount of impact to users.
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Juarez Thomazelli
Pre Sales Manager at Vortex TI
Cisco has to continue improve the management tools to provide a better command line interface with more functions. That would be better for administration.
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SherifAbouelezz
CIO at Latif Group
I would have liked it to be able to back up the system to a cloud, to be able to work from any other place
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Zeray Assefa
Director of Network Operations at a government
The product needs work in the area of deduplication which currently is inefficient.
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MangerAs3376
Manger Assistant in Storage at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Maybe a better version is required to gather all of the information to allow HyperFlex to bring everything online more rapidly.
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DivMgr4312
Divisional Manager - Engineering at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like it to be easier to manage the server, create VMs, and manage the VMs on the client.
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Brad Smith
Principle Architect at NTT Data India Enterprise Application Services Pri
Cisco's technical support originally was outstanding, but it has declined over the last 12 months. I've heard they're trying to do better, but I haven't been overly impressed with their support recently for HyperFlex.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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