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Cisco Reports Success with HyperFlex Solution

August 10, 2016

The Cisco HyperFlex Systems that the company announced back in March is seeing a lot of success, according to company spokeswoman Lee Davis in a conversation this morning.

“It’s been selling very well,” she said. “It’s popular with channel partners and with customers.”

HyperFlex, which is based on Cisco’s UCS compute platform, helps simplify policy-based automation across compute, network, and storage resources. According to the company, the first generation of hyperconverged solution were “severely limited” in their flexibility, performance, and simplicity.

The company in March also unveiled new Nexus 9000 switches and the Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager. At the same time Cisco unveiled

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HyperFlex in March it announced plans to by CliQr Technologies Inc., which has an application-centric orchestration solution called the CloudCenter platform. In addition to CliQr, Cisco has recently acquired several companies to increase its possibilities related to the cloud. That included the purchase of Acano, which offers collaboration and video solutions that can work in the cloud or on premises; Jasper Technologies, which offers a cloud-based Internet of Things service platform; Leaba, a fabless semiconductor company; and Synata, which provides search capabilities for cloud-based collaboration applications.

Cisco recently slipped to the No. 2 position as a key infrastructure supplier to enterprises, according to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. CIO survey. No. 1, the survey suggests, is now Amazon Web Services. This reflects the rise of cloud services, which enable businesses to more easily scale, always keep up to date with the latest software releases, offload some of the IT chores from their own staff members, and avoid upfront equipment costs and maintenance requirements.

Meanwhile, cloud computing is placing new demands on enterprise data centers, which now more than ever require control over their data, tools for easier management, and the ability to control data center sprawl. And many companies are working to address all of the above with new solutions.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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