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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pros and Cons

Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Pros

IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The scalability of the product is quite good overall - as long as you plan correctly from the outset.
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Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
The most valuable feature is that you can manage the whole cluster from the traffic interconnect.
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RR
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very easy to use and quite a mature product.
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IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology
Its most valuable feature is its flexibility.
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Solution Architect at COPYCAT LIMITED
The management feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.
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Senior Technical Consultant at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
It is very scalable. It is also very secure. Cisco's security portfolio is integrated with it, which makes it secure. It is a platform-based device. Its performance is also fairly good in comparison to any other solution.
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Infrastructure Integration Analyst at a government with 10,001+ employees
Stretch cluster allows us to warranty a service for the customer.
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MS
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution is easy to use and to learn. It is well integrated with VMware.
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PK
Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
It is a complete package. For any kind of on-premises hyper-converged solution, we usually have to separate networks, but Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series is a complete solution. It has its own network and storage. The storage part is the most valuable feature.
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Senior System Engineer at Intelcom
Overall, the solution is extremely easy, flexible and secure.
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Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Cons

IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Unlike other options, you need to pay a subscription to Cisco yearly instead of paying for the hardware outright, which makes it more expensive in the long run.
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Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
With the cache disk fails in Cisco, the whole node fails, and the workload goes down.
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RR
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing is pretty expensive.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2021.
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IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology
In the next release, I would like to see them able to connect to the public cloud.
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Solution Architect at COPYCAT LIMITED
We need to be able to scale out and not just up. When you want to scale up or scale out, you are quite limited.
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Senior Technical Consultant at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
If we compare it with VMware, the VMware product is basically very open, and it can be easily integrated with any platform. VMware product is also available on the cloud and is not an appliance-based product, whereas Cisco HyperFlex is an appliance-based product. Companies that want to use HCI as a platform or as a service would prefer something without an appliance. A SaaS-based product is better for a customer who is using the cloud and has multiple resources, workflows, and devices on the cloud and wants to go for a hyper-converged solution. This is where improvement is needed. In addition to an appliance-based product, Cisco should provide a SaaS-based product. Its price should be lower. Cisco needs to work on the pricing model for this product. Its price is a big road blocker when competing against Nutanix and VMware, which are its main competitors.
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Infrastructure Integration Analyst at a government with 10,001+ employees
There are sometimes issues with memory failure.
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MS
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution is lacking in replication and backup abilities that I would like to see in a future release similar to HPE SimpliVity.
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PK
Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Its price could be better.
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Senior System Engineer at Intelcom
When it comes to customer needs, the licensing price could be better.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.