Last week at Cisco Partner Summit 2016 we celebrated the introduction Cisco HyperFlex Systems. More importantly, we gathered in San Diego to celebrate the Power of Partnerships.

Cisco is an established leader in data center convergence: bringing together the people, process and technology of IT, but no single vendor can do this alone. Our spectrum of partnerships across the technology ecosystem and with solution providers has been essential our success and the success of our customers.

Our entry into the hyperconverged infrastructure category drafts off the momentum and power of Cisco’s partnerships, creating an unmatched architectural play that will help accelerate the adoption of this technology in mainstream IT.

Industry reaction so far has been extremely positive and several of our partners shared their thoughts with us in San Diego. We’re very grateful for the support and the warm welcome they’ve given HyperFlex. Many also took to the blogosphere with their thoughts and we’ve assembled their perspectives here in this post.

Partners Are Excited About HyperFlex!

On Tuesday, March 1, Chuck Robbins kicked off Cisco Partner Summit 2016 in San Diego and included the debut of Cisco HyperFlex Systems in his keynote.  Our solution partners have been anticipating this extension of Cisco’s data center strategy and took to their blogs with perspective and support. Here are some excerpts:

“Cisco HyperFlex provides a platform that will meet the demand of new, and more dynamic, workloads. At the same time, it provides a simple and more efficient way to address traditional data center workloads.” Presidio: Cisco Delivers Hyper-Convergence with Launch of Cisco HyperFlex Systems

“With today’s announcement Cisco provides a hyperconverged solution that compliments the portfolio of converged solutions and is much more complete than you would expect from a ‘first generation’ product offering.” Datalink: Why Cisco HyperFlex is a Big Deal

Our technology partners also weighed in with support for Cisco HyperFlex Systems:

“Citrix sees tremendous value in partnering with Cisco in helping customers to realize their goals of enabling secure, high-performance access to their end user’s desktops, applications and data.”  Citrix Add Cisco HyperFlex as Secure App and Data Delivery Infrastructure Option

“Cisco’s entry gives the hyperconverged space the outstanding product, terrific support, and long-term commitment that we’ve been waiting for.” Zenoss: Welcome to the Hyperconverged Party, Cisco

“Based on Cisco UCS technology, the solution offers a unique way to leverage virtualized SAN and compute power across different nodes within one cluster and one management instance.” Veeam:  Cisco HyperFlex availability powered by Veeam: What you need to know

The Cisco Data Center team is very grateful to our partners and excited about the opportunities we have to deliver the best outcomes to our customers together.

We’ll continue to post here on the Data Center blog with more information and details as the HyperFlex rollout continues.  I just spent the last few days at Cisco Live Melbourne and the buzz there was fantastic… that just what happens when you have a donut wall… and the best hyperconverged solution in the market!

Please visit us at www.cisco.com/go/hyperflex and follow us at #CiscoHX on twitter.






Todd Brannon

Product Management Senior Director, Cisco Compute