Cisco presents new HyperFlex with more features

Liz Centoni Cisco Cisco Systems has presented HyperFlex 3.0 release with more features.

The networking company said enhancements include support for Microsoft Hyper-V, stretch clusters, containers, and new multi-cloud services that enable applications to be deployed, monitored and managed in any cloud.

“Customers tell us they need operational simplicity, effortless scalability, and the ability to serve the unique needs of each of their applications,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Computing Systems Product Group.

The HyperFlex 3.0 software release delivers significant advancements for mission critical and cloud-native workloads.

In addition to VMware ESXi, HyperFlex adds hypervisor support for Microsoft Hyper-V.

Data platform enhancements include a FlexVolume driver to enable persistent storage for Kubernetes managed containers, enabling development and deployment of cloud-native applications on HyperFlex.

HyperFlex is ready for a range of workloads with workload profiling and sizing tools available to support application migration projects. In addition to design and deployment guides for Virtual Server Infrastructure (VSI) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) , Cisco design guides are now available for mission critical databases, analytics and ERP applications – including Oracle, SQL, SAP, Microsoft Exchange, and Splunk.

HyperFlex clusters now scale to 64 nodes with added resiliency through fully-automated availability zones.

HyperFlex can now be configured into stretch clusters for campus and metro mission critical availability.

Cisco Intersight now supports HyperFlex Cloud Deployment, extending simplified deployment and management to any remote location.

According to IDC’s July 2017 CloudView Survey, 85 percent of respondents are evaluating or using public cloud, while among current cloud users 87 percent have taken steps towards a hybrid cloud strategy and 94 percent plan to use multiple clouds.

Organizations are rapidly adopting hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to help simplify their environments. HCI is one of the fastest growing segments in the data center space with a 5-year CAGR (2016-2021) of 30.2 percent.

Cisco HyperFlex is being adopted as the platform for enterprise IT, accelerating this market transition with more than 2000 customers globally.

“HyperFlex’s approach enables high performance of Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases and critical applications with faster delivery of the environment, lower costs, and more effective management,” said Edivaldo Rocha, CEO of CorpFlex.

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