HyperFlex is HyperCool
April 13, 2021

HyperFlex is HyperCool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex is being used to support mission-critical applications within my organization. The platform services many tools and applications that helps maintain 24x7 monitoring and control of our campus data centers.
  • High performance platform.
  • Easy to deploy and maintain.
  • Reliable.
  • Continued streamlining of deployment tools.
  • Continued improvement on stretch cluster configurations.
  • The platform reduced our capital costs compared to our legacy converged infrastructure.
  • IT staff spends less time managing the platform, allowing more time for other tasks.
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.
Cisco support has always resolved any issues promptly, and the auto-support option for HyperFlex allows even faster resolution if there are hardware failures and components need to be replaced.

Do you think Cisco HyperFlex delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco HyperFlex's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco HyperFlex live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco HyperFlex go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco HyperFlex again?

Yes

We have only a couple of HX configurations in use today - however, if we implement some larger stretch cluster configuration(s) in the future, we will not need to learn a different hardware platform or retrain staff despite the different HX setup.
The benefit of having the ability to quickly plan and build out a new HyperFlex environment has helped spend less time working on deployment preparation and correcting any mistakes. The ability to save HX deployment configurations for use later helps speed up future installations of similar hardware.
HyperFlex is great option if you are looking for a high performance and reliable hyper-converged platform. We do not have to spend a great deal of time with administration of the platform, and can easily monitor the system health via Cisco Intersight.
We are still investigating the evolving stretch cluster capabilities, and have not fully vetted those capabilities to replace our existing converged virtual infrastructure yet.