Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pros and Cons

Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pros

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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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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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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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reviewer1461453
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very easy to use and quite a mature product.
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MichaelZhang
IT Director at GUANGDONG TECHNION-ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Its most valuable feature is its flexibility.
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Antony K
Solution Architect at COPYCAT LIMITED
The management feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.
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Brad Smith
Principle Architect at NTT Data India Enterprise Application Services Pri
Cisco HyperFlex HX has improved the way our organization functions in the way that the time to deliver a VM takes me five minutes. In comparison, my cloud team's response is a couple of days based on all their overhead policies, procedures, and ticket requests. This is substantial.
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AshwaniRana
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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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Cons

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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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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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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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reviewer1461453
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing is pretty expensive.
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MichaelZhang
IT Director at GUANGDONG TECHNION-ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
In the next release, I would like to see them able to connect to the public cloud.
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Antony K
Solution Architect at COPYCAT LIMITED
We need to be able to scale out and not just up. When you want to scale up or scale out, you are quite limited.
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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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AshwaniRana
Senior Technical Consultant at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
If we compare it with VMware, the VMware product is basically very open, and it can be easily integrated with any platform. VMware product is also available on the cloud and is not an appliance-based product, whereas Cisco HyperFlex is an appliance-based product. Companies that want to use HCI as a platform or as a service would prefer something without an appliance. A SaaS-based product is better for a customer who is using the cloud and has multiple resources, workflows, and devices on the cloud and wants to go for a hyper-converged solution. This is where improvement is needed. In addition to an appliance-based product, Cisco should provide a SaaS-based product. Its price should be lower. Cisco needs to work on the pricing model for this product. Its price is a big road blocker when competing against Nutanix and VMware, which are its main competitors.
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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: May 2021.
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