HyperFlex is Cisco’s hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform. UCS, or Unified Computing System) is a converges infrastructure system that integrates computing, networking, and storage resources.
Cisco uses Intel Xeon processors for their HyperFlex systems and runs it on VMware 5.5 or later hypervisors and Cisco Data Platform software.
HyperFlex nodes are divided into three types:
● HX220c – used for compute-intensive workloads
● HX240c – used for capacity-intensive workloads
● HX240c coupled with UCS B200 Blade servers – used to provide extra compute resources to a cluster.
While the minimum HyperFlex configuration is three nodes, it can be scaled all the way to eight. Clusters can combine different types of nodes.
1. End-to-End Automation – Comprehensive end-to-end automation is an integral part of Cisco HyperFlex systems. The automation spans across computing, storage, and networking resources and makes use Cisco UCS Manager service profile templates for rapid deployment and expansion.
2. Unified Workload Management – Cisco HyperFlex systems facilitate the viewing, managing, and optimizing of all virtual servers, physical servers, and storage devices from a single vCenter interface, thus avoiding the use of management silos.
3. Independent Resource Scaling – HyperFlex allows users to expand its resources to incorporate new nodes without interrupting cluster operations, consequently preventing downtimes. The computing and storage capacity can be independently scaled to meet application needs.
4. Single Data Center Architecture – Since Hyperflex is based on Cisco UCS, it allows the extension of Cisco UCS Manager policy automation capabilities to all HyperFlex clusters. Additionally, the use of service profiles simplifies daily operations and increases the consistency and reliability of the overall infrastructure across the data center.
HyperFlex Use Cases
● Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – HyperFlex solves the previous issues with VDI like high upfront costs and supporting structure building complexity by letting organizations start VDI initiatives with low upfront costs, predictable scaling, and consistent performance.
● Server Utilization – Because of a unified environment, retailers can allocate virtual server resources to meet changing demands and add computing and storage capacity as required.
● Testing and Development – Using HyperFlex’s instant cloning and snapshot capabilities, social media companies can let developers access test and development environments for frequent code revision iterations.
● Central Management – The single data center architecture of HyperFlex enables universities to manage the computing needs of international campuses but supported by a technology team present on the main campus.
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