Cisco HyperFlex, the genuine hyperconverged solution.
Updated March 31, 2020

Cisco HyperFlex, the genuine hyperconverged solution.

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

We used HyperFlex to replace our separate server and storage environments. We are moving from Cisco UCS and Fiber Channel storage to a truly hyper-converged solution that will host thousands of virtualized machines for our customers. This is a Virtualised Server Infrastructure based upon VMWare ESXi for apx 6000 end users.
  • Ease of installation
  • Quality of product
  • Ease of operation
  • It can be overwhelming. There's a lot going on with compute storage network and hypervisor combined.
  • Some minor repeating warning messages when performing maintenance tasks.
  • 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.
HyperFlex is truly hyper-converged and easier to scale than traditional compute and storage.
Support is good for critical issues, but not as fast as I'd like for lower severity issues. Reaction times are slow. Often, you're better off finding your own solution than waiting for TAC.

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

Great for both private and hybrid cloud environments. Can support both general virtualized workloads and specific workloads (including SAP HANA). Strong hyperconverged offering which solves a lot of issues you have with other solutions by providing a complete solution including network and bespoke hypervisor images.