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Advisory Note
Cisco HyperFlex 2.5: Scale-out for Enterprise and Born in the Cloud Applications
Date: 03/08/2017 Length: 4 pages Cost: $25.00

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Abstract:
On Tuesday, March 7, Cisco Systems launched version 2.5 of its HyperFlex hyper converged infrastructure o ering. Version 2.5 includes three critical new elements:

• Simplified management: New HyperFlex Connect UI for cluster-wide health, capacity and performance management.
• Data protection and security: VM-level replication and Data-at-Rest encryption.
• NVMe Caching: Non-volatile Memory express (NVMe) enables SSD storage to leverage the server’s PCIe bus to achieve 3–5 times faster read/write speeds.

Background
"Simplify More" is Cisco's mantra around its HyperFlex Systems line of hyper converged products. In its  first year on the market, HyperFlex obtained over 1,100 customers, ranging from mid-market to large enterprise. Over 30% were net new customers.
Cisco HyperFlex targets both traditional enterprise workloads – Microsoft Exchange, Citrix XenDesktop, VMWare Horizon, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server – and modern born in the cloud applications that inherently support infrastructure scale-out.  It's versatility is a key reason for the rapid success of Cisco HyperFlex.

Author:

Torsten Volk


 




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