Cisco adds new features to its HyperFlex Systems portfolio


Cisco announced new capabilities for its HyperFlex Systems portfolio. HyperFlex is a solution with integrated network, compute and storage designed to provide operational simplicity, better user experience, and efficient scaling options.

As part of extending capabilities, Cisco integrated HX Data Platform, a distributed file system built specifically for HCI clusters, with low-latency UCS fabric and deep network policy engineering to deliver IO consistency and breakthrough performance.

The latest release of HyperFlex contains new enterprise data protection and security features, including:

#High-capacity all-flash nodes and support for 40 Gbps UCS fabric networking to expand customer options for extreme application performance

# Iintuitive platform management with HyperFlex Connect, featuring dynamic system analytics and a standalone HTML5 interface for the management and orchestration of HyperFlex clusters from any device

#Enterprise-grade data management, protection and security for the most sensitive workloads, with the introduction of a native replication feature to protect applications and new data-at-rest security options using self-encrypting drives.

“In less than a year, more than 1,100 customers have embraced HyperFlex to simplify and transform their data center operations,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Computing Systems Product Group.

“We purpose-built HX Data Platform, our distributed file system for HCI, to deliver the high performance and consistently low latency needed to allow customers to expand from initial use-cases like VDI to a much broader range of business critical apps.”