Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Reviews

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Ole Johan
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company
Feb 06 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more analytics. The storage data is just IP packets. It could use better infographs in the HyperFlex Connect on how traffic is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would like a clearer licensing model. It should explain a bit more what you receive if you buy the more expensive license rather than the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had an old Cisco System, which was an internal company system. We also had an old UCS server, which was spec'd out, along with a bunch of other… more»

What other advice do I have?

Look for what your business needs are, what your data center is using, and keep in mind that all of the big vendors are doing hyperconverged… more»
MatsHagberg Olsson
Real User
Enterprise System Architect at SAAB Group
Mar 07 2019

What is most valuable?

There are two most valuable features in HyperFlex: * The UCS, which is by far the best management tool there is on the market, regardless of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If you set up a cluster and then you decide a bit later on to split that resource into several smaller clusters, that's where UCS comes in and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

They are not the cheapest on the market. But there's an old saying I like to quote: "If you know that you are getting what you pay for, it's fine… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

They were using Dell EMC VxRail. They didn't switch, really. Cisco's presence just started to increase.

What other advice do I have?

Look at the manageability. Do a serious comparison of management tools. That's strong advice because it can be really expensive too if you have to… more»
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Karuna Madhu Devandla
Real User
General Manager of IT at Magma Fincorp Ltd.
Feb 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The fact that it's hyperconverged is what is most valuable about this solution. There is no specific feature which I can… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There is no specific storage person required for this solution. There are some slight cost advantages when you need fewer… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs improvements in terms of I/O. Sometimes I have felt it is slightly slow while we are trying to provision VMs or… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We negotiated with Cisco and we got some price benefit from that.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is the first hyperconverged solution we have used. We changed to HyperFlex because new requirements came in. Instead… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go ahead and do it. It's a good product. Somebody with a similar environment and a similar experience should go ahead. But… more»
SherifAbouelezz
Real User
CTO at Latif Group
Mar 04 2019

What is most valuable?

* The most valuable feature was the backup - it was easy to back up. * The system was never down. * It was very easy to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improved the workflow, as it's much faster than rack servers. It saved months of work. When we implemented the system… more»

What needs improvement?

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. If there is a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's much more expensive than rack servers. It was an issue, but when you compare it to the number of people who were… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a special ERP system for real estate development, using SQL servers. We used Oracle servers. We used MySQL for HR… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is go for it. I had never had experience with hyperconverged, and it was a very nice experience. I learned a lot… more»
Juarez Thomazelli
Real User
Pre Sales Manager at Vortex TI
Feb 28 2019

What is most valuable?

I love the Cisco design, the visual interface to manage and use the platform. I love this kind of visual. It is a great platform because it's easy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a large e-commerce client in Brazil. The company name is Sinova. This company has a lot of e-commerce portals. Every Black Friday in… more»

What needs improvement?

Cisco has to continue improve the management tools to provide a better command line interface with more functions. That would be better for… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Here in Brazil, our point of view about the cost to implement or buy this kind of solution is that it is very expensive. It's very hard for almost… more»

What other advice do I have?

Collect all the information about the environment to determine the prerequisites, understand the business, and understand the value of… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Divisional Manager - Engineering at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 04 2019

What is most valuable?

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. That is the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like it to be easier to manage the server, create VMs, and manage the VMs on the client.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Initially HyperFlex was a little costly, it was higher, but Cisco wanted to get into our company, so they gave us a fair discount. We have also… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using more on the VMware side. This is the first time we are using HyperFlex. We had an HPE-based system which we replaced with this. It… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are around 250 users working on it right now. It is used for our manufacturing solution which collects information and Exchange data. There… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Sr Solution Architect at NetDesign
Feb 21 2019

What is most valuable?

Most of our users are Cisco customers, so it fits in within the suites we use. Primarily for me, as a solution architect, it's the technology and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have some large customer managing some large hospitals in Denmark and it's very easy to make changes and expand with solutions around the… more»

What needs improvement?

We are moving further out with more cloud solutions, so we need HyperFlex to be more cloud-connected. They should develop more connection to Amazon… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our customers know its time to switch solutions because of the demands from their users to deliver faster and to be more prepared for meeting their… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rated this solution an eight out of ten because there's still a little room for improvement. I would advise someone considering this solution to… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The flexibility is its most valuable feature; the ability to quickly deploy a number of help machines. It is not constrained by what we want to do.

How has it helped my organization?

We are in the architecting phase. We are looking at it being more agile in our deployed headquarters. We are in the testing and deployment phase.

What needs improvement?

The product's disadvantage is that it is not necessarily open as I would like it to be. The main platform has some closed features that I would… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our other solution works perfectly fine. However, we do capability upgrades every so often. This is a trigger for me to determine if we are looking… more»

What other advice do I have?

Give it a go. Work with their engineers and support staff to see if your solution fits. Challenge them to go a bit further than than their standard… more»
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What is Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series?

The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a purpose-built, high-performance, scale-out file system with a wide array of enterprise-class data management services. The data platform’s innovations redefine distributed storage technology, giving you complete hyper-convergence with enterprise storage features:

  • Enterprise-class data management
  • Continuous data optimization
  • Securely encrypted storage
  • Dynamic data placement
  • Clusterwide parallel data distribution
  • Linear and incremental scaling
  • API-based data platform architecture
  • A simplified approach
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BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City Harvest


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