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"The ease of use and the graphical user interface (GUI) are two of the most valuable features of this solution.""Cisco technical support is very skilled. From what I've had to access, there were quick responses and the necessary escalation.""Easily facilitates remote work opportunities with storage and compute resources.""Cisco HyperFlex HX has improved the way our organization functions on the storage side by having one big storage space for hosting VMs. We do not have to provision other ones. That's a positive aspect of it.""Cisco HyperFlex is helping us to put everything in centrally so that we can manage in one place.""On the VDI side, because the storage is local to the HyperFlex, it was very easy and convenient. The performance is exceptional.""It increases efficiency, decreases the cost, and manages the network in one single way. That's the most important thing.""The product is easy to manage and flexible for upgrading without major changes."

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"The product is very reliable. We haven't had any major issues with the product since we bought it.""The solution is stable and everything is taken care of through the Huawei support center. They ensure everything is running smoothly. It's been very good.""The pricing of the solution is excellent. It's one of the main reasons a customer chooses Huawei. It's much, much better than VMware."

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"One aspect that really needs to be looked at, is to fix the bugs issue.""The initial setup of profiles and templates could be improved. Maybe some end profiles that you can use based on your type of deployment would be good.""The documentation could be substantially better, but the product itself does everything it needs to do.""I haven't been too impressed with the Cisco HyperFlex HX, honestly. It's a hard concept.""You cannot just apply the VSXi updates. You are dependent on Cisco HyperFlex for metric services, analytics, and everything else. I don't like that dependency.""Maybe a better version is required to gather all of the information to allow HyperFlex to bring everything online more rapidly.""The infrastructure team thinks that there are a lot of issues.""The product needs work in the area of deduplication which currently is inefficient."

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"The solution currently does not have cloud integration.""t would be helpful if the solution was able to collaborate or integrate with other well-known monitoring tools. Right now, you have to work hard to get it configured. It would be a good selling point for them if they could open up their solution to more integrations.""Technical support needs improvement. There's a lot of language barriers."

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"Our licensing is Hybrid. We have all of our applications for billing and outage management through this.""It's roughly $30,000 per Hyperflex license, so that would be about $60,000 a year.""It is relatively expensive, but it can easily return value by freeing up other resources.""One of the challenges we have with HyperFlex is that they have a subscription fee for the operating system that runs on it, and if I remember correctly, it costs approximately $15,000 USD per month.""Our licensing costs are large, but it is combined between all of the Cisco products that we have.""We currently have a perpetual license, which is kind of unlimited, so we don't have the normal licensing cost, yet.""It's much more expensive than rack servers. It was an issue, but when you compare it to the number of people who were administrative assistants before, it's on the positive ROI side. It's much cheaper.""Its price is rather fair when compared with other solutions like VxRail, vSAN, and HPE SimpliVity. We got a fair amount of discount from Cisco for Cisco HyperFlex. It is cost-effective. We have renewed storage till next year, and we have already paid the vendor. When we talk about HyperFlex or any HCI solution, storage is the part where we can reduce a lot of costs. At the current moment, we are already using NetApp storage, which did not allow us to go for a full Cisco HyperFlex setup. We are planning to go to a larger scale next year. Then we will be able to see how cost-effective it really is for us."

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FusionCube 6000, FusionCube 6000C, FusionCube 2000, FusionCube Virtual SAN-Ready Nodes
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Overview

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

Huawei FusionCube is a hyper-converged infrastructure, which consists of computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management systems.

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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 7th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 28 reviews while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is ranked 22nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 3 reviews. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 8.0, while Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series writes "An all-in-one option that is stable and offers good management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure writes "Good functionality and pricing but needs better security". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and Rubrik, whereas Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is most compared with VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, Sangfor HCI and NetApp HCI. See our Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series vs. Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure report.

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