Cisco HyperFlex. A converged solution from Cisco. Scary words, right? Wrong!
Today I had the privilege of working with Cisco on a deployment of HyperFlex. I was expecting to run into issues and bugs galore with this being a new to market product, and I can say that I was surprised. Everything, and I mean everything, went as smoothly as can be expected. Not a single error. Not one bug. Not a single problem with the HyperFlex solution. Out of the box, it just worked. To keep this straight and to the point, some quick thoughts are:
I can’t say this will fit every need and every environment and SANs are not dead (oh, by the way — I am pretty sure we can add a SAN to this solution if desired — though I am not sure it is needed, but don’t quote me on that). It is currently limited in node capacity — but unlike some naysayers out there believe, I am pretty certain this is a limitation for the initial releases. Better to err on the side of caution than to promise more than you can deliver. I really like that.
Good job Cisco & Springpath!
For more on HyperFlex: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/hyperconverged-infrastructure/index.html
Springpath HALO Architecture: https://vimeo.com/122110510
Interested in getting one? Let me know, I am sure I can find someone to help you out. 😉Tags: Cisco, HALO, Hyperconverged, HyperFlex, Review, Springpath, UCS, VMWare