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"The management from the switches to the hyper-convergence solutions are quite good and well-developed.""When we use it for VDI solutions, it is very easy to deploy and support.""The technical support has been helpful. We are always able to get through to the right person.""You can administer things easily. E.g., if you need more power, you can add a system.""The compression and deduplication are very high. Therefore, we can use the size of the product more efficiently than other storage solutions.""It consumes a smaller footprint when I compare it with other competitors.""The initial setup was straightforward. With our partners and the consultancy that we had, we knew what we wanted to do. Therefore, we didn't have any problems with the installation and parametrization.""It is a hyper-converged solution which integrates with the network instead of the product."

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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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Cons
"Cisco is a bit more challenging in terms of deployment. The admin must be knowledgeable in order to complete the task. Without that knowledge, it will be difficult to complete.""Cisco is quite expensive but not in the initial first buy.""The setup was complex, especially since we usually do all the planning, sizing, and workflows before integration.""Some of our customers do not want to adopt the Cisco ACI solution. They want to manage Cisco HyperFlex by integrating it with their own management solution.""There is a VMware plugin for HyperFlex, which sometimes it hangs up in our environment, and doesn't function well.""I would like to see them expand onto the cloud.""Sometimes when there are multiple technologies involved in a support case, this is when there is a bit of a lag.""The storage layer seems to be a little better on the VMware than on HyperFlex side."

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"I've had so many issues with the sales team when I was looking to make some improvements, and improve the performance. They would create so many excuses to force me to buy new nodes all the time and not let me add more memory to each node."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cisco is quite expensive, but not in the initial first buy.""Pricing is better if you buy more Cisco products.""The pricing is a bit expensive.""For customers in the private sector, this product can have a very high return on investment.""If you don't look at the costs of the systems, the scalability is quite good.""The price is a bit high. It could be better, but the product is worth the cost.""I would like the pricing to be cheaper.""Comparable solutions with switches, storage, and services are cheaper than HyperFlex. It should be cheaper."

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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

HC3 is an appliance-based hyperconverged infrastructure solution. HC3 combines servers, storage, virtualization, and backup/disaster recovery into a single appliance. This hyperconvergence of technologies radically simplifies IT infrastructure making it easier to implement and manage and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of infrastructure. The HC3 hyperconverged appliance approach allows seamless, non-disruptive infrastructure scale out and automated, non-disruptive software and firmware updates. Our customers choose HC3 to reduce complexity and cost from IT infrastructure so they can focus their IT administration on improving applications and process rather than managing and maintaining complex infrastructure.

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BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City HarvestEdgetec Systems, Triton School Corporation, Anamosa Community School District, Standard School District, Iron County School District, Sevier County Bank, St. Richard’s Catholic College, Stoke Park School and Community Technology College, City of St. Cloud Minnesota, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, KIB Electronics, Chaitons LLP, Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center, Penlon, American College of Education, Steel Summit Holdings, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum
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Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider12%
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Healthcare Company9%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider20%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Non Profit4%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise80%
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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 51 reviews while Scale Computing HC3 is ranked 15th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is rated 8.2, while Scale Computing HC3 is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series writes "With its storage system, we are now saving an enormous amount of space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Scale Computing HC3 writes "Good stability with a straightforward setup, but scaling is difficult". Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and HPE StoreVirtual, whereas Scale Computing HC3 is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, VxRail and HPE SimpliVity.

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