Using Cisco HyperFlex
May 05, 2021

Using Cisco HyperFlex

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

Cisco HyperFlex is used in our organization to support business-critical applications and virtual servers. It was implemented to replace physical data storage environments and servers, which were more difficult to manage separately. Now, through Cisco Hyperflex we are able to centralize and streamline the management of resources available in the data center in real time.
  • Easy administration
  • High fault tolerance
  • Reliable
  • Lowering the price
  • Support for free Hypervisors
  • More RAM per box
  • Saving of cabinet space in the data center
  • Energy saving, lower operating cost
  • SLAs improvement
We can compare Cisco HyperFlex against other solutions in terms of scalability, performance, availability, administration, solution management, and technical support (TAC) where it takes advantage of being an all-in-one solution (easy to manage) that provides more options of administration than the hyper viewer has natively. In addition, it can grow according to what is required (processing, memory, or storage), thus making operating costs more efficient. And last but not least, it is backed by a highly efficient support area from Cisco.
Support with Cisco depends a lot on the type of contract you have, which is something to consider when purchasing the Cisco HyperFlex solution. In most cases, the resolution time for problems is good, although there are times that it may take longer than expected depending on the problem that arises and the expertise of the engineer who is attending to the problem. Regarding hardware replacement, response times are punctual, according to the policy contract.

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

One of the most important configuration characteristics of Cisco HyperFlex for us is data replication for fault tolerance since with the 3-node cluster configuration, we can ensure that any hardware failure does not directly impact the productive environments of the organization. In addition, the ability to configure monitoring through Cisco Intersight is a great option to stay on top of what is happening with your HCI solution at all times.
We have benefited from Cisco HyperFlex for its ease of administration and operation, since having all the components of the data center in one place, it is easier to have the resources and create scheduled tasks to carry out tasks such as the deployment of new networks or creation of virtualized environments.
VMware vCenter Server, Veeam Backup & Replication, Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access)
If an all-in-one solution is required, Cisco HyperFlex is ideal. Perfect for medium and large companies that require scalability for the solution, since Cisco HyperFlex allows increasing nodes only for storage or processing and memory, as required. I do not recommend it for small companies that are starting because the price can be high.