The networking gold-standard provider leads the Hybrid Era – Cisco HyperFlex
Organizations across the world choose Cisco to create the platform on which they build their businesses because they know that as business changes, the technology they rely on can change too, adapting and re-configuring to empower, support and drive business where it needs to go.
So as business moves stepwise to the cloud, it’s only natural that the technology powering the change comes from Cisco. As the way applications and services are used changes, it becomes apparent that managing the massive amounts of data that modern organizations process and assimilate means information management has to extend much further than the traditional data center. Data at the edge, in private clouds, in clusters of services, and on production platforms hosted on public servers: all need the type of oversight and centralized control that only Cisco HyperFlex Anywhere and Cisco Intersight bring.
To manage and make use of these substantial hybrid resources, Cisco HyperFlex 4.0 solutions create a new type of framework, one that removes the boundaries between silos of data and one that gives the enterprise a scaling platform that encompasses the many. As the name might suggest, HyperFlex adapts to changes in the needs placed on networks automatically, letting companies deploy and use the right solutions to get business done, from Tier One apps to cold storage archives.
Where previously, hyperconverged infrastructures only existed in the data center, needs have changed, and companies need Cisco HyperFlex Anywhere and Intersight as networks scale and expand, extending computing from the core data center to the cloud and edge. A single interface manages all clusters, covering installation, management, data platform configuration, and health status. A recommendation engine offers best configuration options and the update feature lets you upgrade each node’s firmware, hypervisor, and HX Data Platform software with rolling, nondisruptive updates.
The HX Data Platform comes in configurations according to requirements, including hybrid, all-NVMe, all-flash and edge configurations, and you automatically get more capacity and no hit on performance with built-in de-duping and compression. With Cisco Workload Optimization Manager working with HyperFlex, you get an infrastructure that optimizes performance, as workloads get their required resources according to guidelines set out according to your the business’s strategy.
Organizations have always relied first and foremost on Cisco as the go-to supplier of what’s always been the gold standard in infrastructure, compute, and storage. HyperFlex and Intersight continue that gold standard provision, allowing you to extend the simplicity and efficiency of HCI from core data centers to the edges of your operations, and all with consistent policy enforcement and cloud-powered systems management.
Your DevOps teams get the on-demand facilities they need to build, deploy and rapidly scale new applications that can run in an ever-changing hybrid topology. And because of the baked-in data optimization technology, creating test-bed environments, discrete development areas, containers, and secure sandboxes is seamless, as there’s no waiting for manual infrastructure management. Additionally, the AppDynamics offering from Cisco can be combined with HyperFlex to deploy deep diagnostics to identify bottlenecks, problems, data flows and map customer journeys, with the ability to immediately assign resources, re-align clusters and deploy network infrastructure and compute where it’s required.
For production environments and Tier One application deployments, it’s reassuring to know that the Cisco HCI platform comprising HyperFlex 4.0 has been thoroughly tested and validated by ESG Labs, whose report, available here, is based on its lab tests and intensive research of enterprises’ experiences running the platform.
The new internet is one that’s still powered by Cisco. Placed by Gartner as the clear leader in the hyperconverged network space, the HyperFlex platform continues to give businesses across the globe the surety they’ve come to rely on by the company that was there when it all began. To learn more about Cisco HyperFlex, contact here. Are you looking to grow your business through digital transformation? Say hello to the future by joining ASEAN Virtual Cisco Connect 2019.
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