What’s the Hype over HyperFlex?

Hyperconvergence is a hot commodity in the IT world right now, as infrastructures are being pushed to the limits. IT teams are expected to do more with fewer resources and are looking to invest in solutions that help them do just that. For customers, that solution is HyperFlex.

Let’s take a step back and talk about what hyperconvergence really means. A traditional IT infrastructure requires both storage and server hardware. With the explosion of data, you can imagine this takes up a lot of space. Hyperconvergence collapses the storage into the server, allowing that storage to be administered from the vCenter console. But here’s the kicker—since hyperconvergence allows you to consolidate the storage system into the server hardware you eliminate the need for a separate storage system and a separate storage network. By eliminating the storage system and storage networks, data centers’ resources are easier to deploy and manage since there are fewer specialized products to implement and support.

So, how does hyperconvergence work in a Cisco environment? That’s where HyperFlex comes into play. For customers who are already using Cisco UCS servers (if you need a recap of UCS, click here) or want to adopt it, HyperFlex is an obvious fit. Leveraging powerful hyperconvergence software by Springpath, HyperFlex is able to unify computing, storage and networking—all under one virtual roof.

HyperFlex is most beneficial for virtual workloads as it makes servers easier to administer and applications deploy faster. Additionally, HyperFlex can be implemented in under an hour—that’s fast! Bottom line, if you’re looking for simplicity and speed through software, HyperFlex is the way to go.

Interested in adopting HyperFlex within your Cisco environment? Contact me.

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