Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Valuable Features

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. View full review »
MatsHagberg Olsson
Enterprise System Architect at SAAB Group
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 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. * That 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. In addition, the density, how much performance you can pack into the form factor, that is most impressive for me. Finally, there's no high learning curve. It's very easy. Sure, you should have some experience, of course. But it's not that hard to get familiar with the user interface and how to manage and operate it. View full review »
Dan Abamonte
Project Director for IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature for us was the time to delivery. We had a short window of about three months to implement because we had in incoming residence group of about a thousand users that they wanted us to have VDI up and running for. We were told about it in March by our CIO, and by June 1st it was up and running. View full review »
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Karuna Madhu Devandla
General Manager of IT at Magma Fincorp Ltd.
The fact that it's hyperconverged is what is most valuable about this solution. There is no specific feature which I can name because we have only been using it for a very short time. We just started using it. View full review »
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. View full review »
SherifAbouelezz
CIO at Latif Group
* The most valuable feature was the backup - it was easy to back up. * The system was never down. * It was very easy to administrate and manage the system; much easier and faster. * It was easy to install, it was up and running in minutes. * It was easy to extend the disk capacities. Regarding the backup, it's much easier because it's using VMware. You can do large backups without using any additional software because it backs up VMware, the whole process, at the same time. View full review »
Zeray Assefa
Director of Network Operations at a government
The most valuable feature is that it is easy to manage. Another valuable feature is the fact that you can individually upgrade the specific parts of the product. Compared to other products like SimpliVity, or Nutanix you have to upgrade the whole node if you want to expand memory or storage. In HyperFlex, you can actually upgrade at will. If you want to upgrade your memory cloud, you upgrade it. So that is a big advantage I've seen from any hyper-convergence product. VxRail or Nutanix and products like that are not as flexible and that is the biggest reason we chose this solution. View full review »
Juarez Thomazelli
Pre Sales Manager at Vortex TI
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 to use. It's easy to put a business inside this box. It's so practical. View full review »
MangerAs3376
Manger Assistant in Storage at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it's self-contained. At the data center, everything is in the virtualized section. It was easier to put that in there than build it, i.e. buy a stand, buy the computers, and get it all integrated with networking. With hyper-scale, we're able to go in very quickly and be able to get it up online. View full review »
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. That is the feature which we sought. All three nodes are similar and maintaining paths is easy. Our company has various business divisions. One of the business divisions has shifted to a new location. Other divisions will join in the future. We have started a data center for the first division that shifted, and as and when more divisions join, we'll be adding more nodes. That is the reason we see scalability as an important feature. View full review »
Brad Smith
Principle Architect at NTT Data India Enterprise Application Services Pri
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it is easy to use all across the board. I can do hyper-converged without being a storage guy. That's a big deal. View full review »
SrSolutic070
Sr Solution Architect at NetDesign
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 architecture that is the most valuable. I know from my technical colleagues that it's easy to use and for the customer, the uptime is the most valuable asset. It's running and has low failure which is why we use it. View full review »
Enterpridf49
Enterprise Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Alexander Zhukov
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the integration between our product and HyperFlex. We show our customers the integration between the backup and the deduplication solution that we offer and this CISCO hyperconverged solution. View full review »
ITInfrase578
IT Infrastructure Manager at Azersun Holding
Its most valuable features are: * Its flexibility * It is a non-stop solution. * It is an all-in-one solution. * It is a cost saving solution. * When we use it for VDI solutions, it is very easy to deploy and support. View full review »
Poorna Chandra
Senior Consultant at Daimler AG
It consumes a smaller footprint when I compare it with other competitors. View full review »
SeniorSy7f3e
Senior Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
We are still exploring Cisco HyperFlex. We have just deployed it. It's all automation. We want to automate everything. That's the reason why we bought it. View full review »
Simon Van Raalte
System Administrator at Provinzial NordWest
* Past deployments * The possibility to share the workload. We have many applications which have need of workloads only a few times in a month, so we share HyperFlex with them. * The product works quickly. View full review »
Doug Rains
Sr Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The best part about this solution is feature simplicity from the user end, besides providing storage and compute resources. View full review »
Chris Wall
Sr IT Manager at Aryzta
The most valuable feature is that it is something small that can be more easily deployed than a full data center set of servers. View full review »
John Mcgehee
Manager at Chevron
The most valuable features of this solution are scalability, performance, and reliability. It scales well inside of a large data center. Cisco HyperFlex HX allows us to connect and scale a lot of different technologies. They're very reliable. It very rarely breaks or has a maintenance issue. Cisco HyperFlex HX is easy to patch and very cost-effective. View full review »
Alister Richmond
Technical Director at Ping Network Solutions
* High availability * Replication View full review »
Farrukh Qadir
Sr. System Engineer with 51-200 employees
They have multiple storages connected with their environment, but the HX storage deduplication and compression feature is the best for the environment. View full review »
Florian Haake
Network Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can administer things easily. E.g., if you need more power, you can add a system. View full review »
Brett Moore
Network Architect at City of Mesa
I haven't been too impressed with the Cisco HyperFlex HX, honestly. It's a hard concept. View full review »
user4583
Data Center Supervisor at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The compression and deduplication are very high. Therefore, we can use the size of the product more efficiently than other storage solutions. View full review »
SeniorSy3f3b
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
There's high commodity stuff but nothing is very useful inside. The automation is a valuable feature, it's interesting. View full review »
NetworkE4e20
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The speed, storage, and management are the most valuable features. View full review »
ITSystemcd8e
IT System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are scalability and the easy operation - if it works. You can configure everything from just one window. View full review »
reviewer819990
Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of Cisco HyperFlex HX is that it is self-contained. View full review »
Archie Tamayo
Common Tech at PCGLA
The most valuable features of this solution are the connectivity, consistency, and that we now have fewer vulnerabilities on the network. View full review »
NetworkAeb59
Network Analyst at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature for our company is that it works internally. We have a lot of internal projects for optimization. HyperFlex is flexible for various projects. We have a lot of vendors doing projects where HyperFlex has been good at solving issues. View full review »
Danny Reyes
Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The ease of use and the graphical user interface (GUI) are two of the most valuable features of this solution. View full review »
Florin Ramboiu
Product and Project Manager at ETA2U
The compute storage and virtualization come all in one box. View full review »
CIOece4
CIO at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
When you get a new product, the updates are very important. View full review »
Solution0dea
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Integration to third-parties is the most valuable feature. View full review »
Engineer66eb
Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is that it is scalable. It has many resources and is easy to expand. View full review »
Solutionffa3
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is a hyper-converged solution which integrates with the network instead of the product. We love its ease of use, ease of deployment, and combination with UCS. View full review »
SeniorCod2b0
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are that you can easily scale up and compute. View full review »
David Orozco
Consultant at Italtel
The flexibility and scalability are the most valuable features. View full review »
Mohamed Elolemy
Senior Presales Lead at Systems Engineering Of Egypt
The most valuable features are that it's an all in one solution, requires low power, it's easy for management, and easy to implement and train. View full review »
Carlo Poggiarelli
Solution Architect at Teleconsys
* There is the possibility to speed up data access. * It can be auto-managed from Cisco ACI. View full review »
SystemAd552c
System Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is scalable and easy to use. View full review »
Fabio Vilches
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is to simplify management. We can lower the need for people to work on the storage itself. View full review »
RuudVan Donk
Solution Consultant IBM Storage/Lenovo/Softlayer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is more high end versus other solutions, like Lenovo HX, but, Cisco partners are very loyal to the brand. View full review »
Yasein Elalami
Network and Security Engineer at Italtel
Everything is in one device: computing, storage, and networking. View full review »
Fernando Calvo
Pre-sales Consultant Manager at Econocom
It is a high availability solution. View full review »
BenAllen
Director, Network Engineering and Technology with 5,001-10,000 employees
Teste Botme
Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The software defines networking, storage, and processing. Flash acceleration feature for most files. View full review »
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