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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco HyperFlex is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Scality ARTESCA is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco HyperFlex and Scality ARTESCA are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco HyperFlex

88%
17 Ratings
8.0

Scality ARTESCA

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco HyperFlex

100%
1 Rating

Scality ARTESCA

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Cisco HyperFlex

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Scality ARTESCA

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.7

Cisco HyperFlex

87%
19 Ratings
8.8

Scality ARTESCA

88%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco HyperFlex

100%
1 Rating

Scality ARTESCA

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco HyperFlex

Hyperflex is best for customers who already have Cisco UCS because of its integration with UCS fabric interconnects. You can add UCS blades to your Hyperflex cluster to increase compute capacity without increasing storage--which is great depending on your needs--but it's still limited to UCS. Installations without fabric interconnects have been limited in scope and most importantly expandability. I like that it doesn't require data locality. While I've used Nutanix extensively and SimpliVity to a less extent, I'm not as sold on their use of it. On the one hand your reads are faster if they're all from the node currently running a VM, but it also means your data has to move around if you vmotion your VMs. I do feel that Cisco has been playing catchup for a few years now with Nutanix, but Hyperflex has become a decent product that I would recommend to my customers where it's a good fit. However, I recommend being careful to make sure that it has all the features you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

The team in charge of implementing Scality has to be full stack in order to guarantee the correct functioning of the entire system. However, you have to think very carefully about the balance between servers and disks, perhaps adopting smaller fully populated servers instead of large semi-populated servers, which would mean that over time our disk updates will not have a fully useful life.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco HyperFlex

  • UCS manager in HX is truly helping us in doing one touch firmware upgrades. Scaling of HX cluster (in few minutes) is too seamlessly due to service profiles.
  • HX does not hold you back by creating a single data store unlike other HCI products. With HX, you can create multiple data stores and allocate those to desired services. This help logically separate the install base on HX and removes confusion for the admins too.
  • We run high IOPs workload on HX, and we never felt latency issues due to the Cisco backbone (as you get FI as a TOR switch and options to choose 10G or 40G speeds).
  • With HX you truly enjoy a single window support from Cisco including for the top of the rack switch (FI in HX case). In other HCI infra, you certainly have to bank on to network switch vendor for support and bring HCI and switch vendor at one pane for troubleshooting latency related issues.
  • While we increased our footprint on HX, we didn't added additional administrators to support the landscape. This was possible because of the simplicity in managing HX clusters.
  • With HX we had setup stretched cluster between two near site data centres. This is a unique proposition in HX (we have 2 nodes in each data centre) and data centre failover works absolutely seamless.
Suresh Patare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

  • I love the redundancy of the software.
Domanic Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco HyperFlex

  • replication - as we need to use the same amount to storage to backup
  • Cisco should come up with a strong hypervisor equal to vmware ESXi
  • should come up with the repository of OS images and download automatically when a new OS version is released
  • hybrid connectivity - missing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

  • The overall packaging is not very good. I think it could be more efficient for installation.
  • There are many components in storage servers. This can generally be complex to understand, you have to be patient.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco HyperFlex

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Scality ARTESCA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are doing it in the current moment. The platform expansion will be twofold.
Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Everything is fine if you work as a user of the system. Difficulties in fine tuning the system.
Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

Scality ARTESCA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As an organization, it took us a while to understand the shift from a traditional black box SAN to software-defined storage, but now we are much more certain of what this means. The time invested and the resources were not very high, thanks on the one hand to the technical support and on the other to the coherence and good development of the platform.
Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 8.7
Based on 19 answers
Nowadays being agile and efficient is most really important. Hyperflex has the ability to be agile and efficient. Cisco HyperFlex functions based on UCS technology, it includes built-in networking and integrated management with pre-configured software. Cisco HyperFlex has everything in one place as a data center, so there is no need to focus on extra things.
Nishanth Anbalagan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

Scality ARTESCA 8.8
Based on 3 answers
I have seen Scality in the office meeting with our VP and get the feeling that they are here to support us.
Domanic Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fast, powerful, flexible.
Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco HyperFlex

HyperFlex is built on top of Cisco UCS infrastructure, which allows us to manage other non-HX servers attached to the same UCS environment. This allows us to tie everything together via Intersight and see all of the servers in our data centers. Other platforms don't really have a comparable offering.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

Due to the nature of our business we require extensive encryption and availability for sensitive customer data. The erasure encoding that Scality provides gives us the assurance that documents are rest are never in a state of being downloaded or available to a casual data thief. This is something that can be found with other vendors but at a fraction of the same cost. Having this kind of performance, availability and redundancy at the cost that Scality provides has made a large difference to our organization.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco HyperFlex

  • The simplified management makes it easier to operate and prevents mistakes.
  • Guided installation using the installer VM means you don't have to configure every component by hand. Improves deployment speed and lowers the risk of configuration issues.
  • Performance increase of 40-90% compared to our previous compute/storage cluster.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scality ARTESCA

  • Keeping sensitive customer data secure is a must for our organization and Scality has great features to make this happen.
  • We replaced a single SAN with a Scality ring and found performance to improve as we store more and more customer data.
  • Being able to lose various portions of our Scality ring and allow it to continue to service customers while maintaining high performance has been key to our business.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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