The Cisco HyperFlex platform is faster to deploy, simpler to manage, easier to scale, and ready to provide a unified pool of resources to power your business applications. You harness these resources with your choice of centralized management tools: Cisco Intersight™ cloud-based management as a service, Cisco HyperFlex Connect, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Hyper-V Manager, or a VMware vSphere plug-in. Cisco HyperFlex systems integrate into the data center you have today without creating an island of IT resources. You can deploy Cisco HyperFlex systems wherever you need them, from central data center environments to remote locations and edge-computing environments as shown below.
Cisco HyperFlex systems as a next-generation platform capable of adapting to meet new challenges as IT organizations face them. The first challenge is to help reduce cost and complexity in the data center core. Cisco has simplified support for cloud-native applications. Cisco HyperFlex Edge was designed to address the next frontier: placing computing anywhere customers and data reside (Figure 1).
Designed for anywhere computing
While enterprise applications have been migrating to centralized data centers and to the cloud, the Internet edge has been moving to branch and remote locations closer to users, IoT devices, and organizational touchpoints.
Cisco HyperFlex Edge helps you meet the unique challenges of deploying simplified, hyperconverged environments for multisite, distributed computing with global scale. It incorporates key features optimized to lower cost and reduce space consumption. You can choose clusters with two, three, or four nodes for ease of meeting a wide range of edge-location computing, GPU acceleration, and storage requirements (see Figure 2 ).
Cisco HyperFlex Edge locations can use existing Cisco® or third-party 1- and 10-Gbps networks for cluster communication. Two-node clusters can use built-in 10-Gpbs LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports for high-speed cluster connectivity even with Gigabit Ethernet switches upstream. These enhancements make Cisco HyperFlex Edge easy and affordable to deploy as a hyperconverged solution in a multitude of edge locations, or even as the sole cluster supporting a small or medium-sized business.
The Intersight platform monitors your edge cluster health and provides an intuitive dashboard so that you can easily see the status of all of your nodes worldwide. Just click on any cluster or node to see more status details.
The platform is directly connected to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (Cisco TAC). If Intersight software detects errors that indicate or a hard failure, the Cisco TAC can automatically diagnose the issue by reviewing logs through an artificial intelligence engine that looks for diagnostic signatures.
Cisco Intersight software is adept at maintaining each cluster in the state you desire. The software can maintain an unlimited number of clusters with different hardware and software configurations. Unique in the industry, single-click software updates can update an entire cluster’s firmware, hypervisor, and data platform software to the revision levels that you specify. Other vendors can’t do this because they don’t integrate the entire hardware and software stack. Cisco’s ownership of both these layers helps ensure the most seamless, efficient, and time-optimized upgrades possible on any hyperconverged infrastructure stack.
When a single-click update is initiated, by cross- launching into the HyperFlex Connect interface, you can upgrade multiple clusters in parallel, across multiple sites, without any workload disruption or human intervention needed.
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Cisco Intersight itself is a containerized, cloud- native application that is continually updated, helping assure that you always have access to the latest, most secure, and most stable version. In addition to Cisco Intersight management, you can also manage your hyperconverged clusters through locally hosted Cisco HyperFlex Connect software or a range of third-party tools and plugins including the VMware vSphere plug-in.
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To accelerate the adoption of your HyperFlex platform, we have designed a number of fixed scope and fixed price service packages. These provide measurable outcomes and value in the investment you’ve made in your hyperconverged solution.
HyperFlex Services Packages
|HYX-WS-CUS||HyperFlex Strategy Workshop||Planning workshop for a HyperFlex installation|
|HYX-FD-UCS||UCS Director Deployment on HyperFlex||Deployment of UCS Director on either vCenter or Hyper-V on the HyperFlex. Creation of policies, cost model and customer branding.
|HYX-FD-CCS||CloudCenter Suite Deployment on HyperFlex||Install, test and validate CloudCenter Suite installation. Deploy and configure Workload Manager with Repo with two worker images of CentOS and Windows 2016 and model two basic applications|
|HYX-FD-CCP||Container Platform Deployment on HyperFlex||Install, test and validate Container Platform on a Hyperflex with a local hypervisor show sample application being deployed using Kubectl|