The hyper coverage market is exploding; ESG’s latest research confirmed the popularity of HCI: 85% of respondents reported that they currently use or plan to use HCI solutions in the coming months.
A broad range of capabilities has driven the organization in that direction:
Improved service and support, scalability, agile VM provisioning, predictable costs, simplified management, fast deployment, better TCO, fewer interoperability problems, and ease of acquisition.
Is it too good to be true? In many cases, it is, especially when software vendors are using generic X86 servers.
I like to call it: software that runs Vs. Systems that fly.
so what are the three things to look for when considering HCI:
The next generation of HCI is not relying only on simplicity and automation. IT teams must start to think about running mission-critical workloads on HCI. Here are three important points to consider:
- Density – you want to do a lot more with your HCI platform, run more application and VM.
- High performance with low latency: As customers migrate more workloads to HCI, the importance of a strong, consistent performance increases.
- Predictable IOPS delivery – Transitioning to All-Flash configuration can help reduce latency in any solution, but you may still have performance variability. You must see stable and predictable performance across all virtual machines, not to hurt your ability to deploy applications.
With 1100 customers in less than a year, we are accelerating adoption of business-critical applications on hyper-convergence infrastructure. Hyper-Flex 2.0 introduces new Cisco innovations in compute, storage and networking to further expand hyper-convergence within your environment.
What customers are using Hyperflex for:
Customers are looking to enjoy high-performing, cutting-edge graphical features, and a better customer experience. More and more graphic elements are embedded inside mainstream applications. Working together with Nvidia allow customers to meet these requirements.
Other growth demands are delivering on the promise of a virtualized digital workspace. Hyper-Flex, combined with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp or VMware Horizon, securely delivers anytime, anywhere access to any application on any device, including desktops, smartphones, and tablets.
In 1980, The late Freddie Mercury was ahead of his time, when he sang: “Flash a-ah Savior of the Universe.”
37 years later with Hyper – Flex 2.0 release, customers can now choose to go All Flash nodes and 3rd Generation 40 Gbps UCS fabric networking.
We are dropping hyper-convergence into top-gear and putting in the smarts for a consistent and maximized performance in each gear – getting blazing fast performance for both business-as-usual and business-critical applications.
It is time for you to get into a Cisco Hyper-Flex state of mind. See how Hyperflex can help you reach your organization’s business goals. Heroes have one thing in common: They run their infrastructure on UCS.
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