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Features

Simplify data management

Simplified data management

Dramatically simplify your daily operations. We integrated storage functionality into existing management tools for instant provisioning, cloning, and snapshotting of applications.

Optimize your data

Continuous data optimization

Always-on inline data deduplication and inline compression provide highly efficient resource utilization, reducing the IT footprint.

Independent scaling

Independent scaling

The HX Data Platform is designed for independent scaling of compute, caching, and capacity, giving you full flexibility to scale your environment based on evolving business needs.

Dynamic data distribution

Dynamic data distribution

Incoming data is more securely distributed and optimized across servers and storage tiers in the cluster to eliminate performance bottlenecks and achieve high IO performance.

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Get the most value from your data

Learn the details of our HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software that powers Cisco HyperFlex.

Models and specifications

Focus

Node size

Node capacity

Compute capacity

Scaling

Simplified storage
in a small footprint

Maximum storage for
maximum impact

Make your storage
hyper-flexible

1 rack unit

2 rack units

2 rack units + 6 rack units

1 x 480 GB SSD
6 x 1.2 TB HDDs

1 x 1.6 TB SSD
23 x 1.2 TB HDDs

1 x 1.6 TB SSD
23 x 1.2 TB HDDs

Up to 2 processors per node Up to 2 processors per node Up to 4 processors per node
Compute and storage together Compute and storage together Compute and storage independently

 

Architecture

HyperFlex is built on the Cisco UCS platform. It is part of a data center architecture that supports traditional, converged, and hyperconverged systems with common policies and infrastructure management.

Bridge to next-generation IT: HyperFlex is built on an API-driven architecture for the interoperability required by DevOps-style IT. It integrates into orchestration toolsets and cloud services.

Ready for emerging applications: The HX Data Platform is designed to support multiple hypervisors, containers, and bare metal to power existing and new cloud-native workloads.

Continuous innovation: HyperFlex will continue to expand the boundaries of hyperconverged infrastructure, drawing from innovation in Cisco UCS and ACI.

Software

Cisco HyperFlex Systems run on HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software, version 1.7. The software supports VMware vSphere, versions 5.5 and 6.0 update 1.

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