Applications dictate IT architecture, and evolving requirements have resulted in an ever-changing relationship among servers, storage systems, and network fabrics. Although virtualized environments and first-generation hyperconverged systems solve some problems, they also create new infrastructure silos, fail to deliver massive scalability, and lack lifecycle management features and strong data security. Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems deliver a new generation of flexible, scalable solutions that unlock the full potential of hyperconverged solutions for a wide range of applications, workloads, and use cases.
This document describes Cisco HyperFlex™ HX Data Platform Software, which revolutionizes data storage for hyperconverged infrastructure deployments. You’ll learn about the platform’s architecture and software-defined storage approach, and how you can use it to eliminate the storage silos that complicate your IT infrastructure.