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The 10 Hottest Hyperconverged Systems Of 2019
CRN breaks down the ten coolest and most popular hyperconverged systems in the world in 2019.
The San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant is gaining more traction in the hyperconverged space through its flagship HyperFlex system. Cisco overthrew Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the second quarter of 2019 to take third place in the global HCI market by generating $114 million in revenue, up 47 percent year over year. The company owns 6.2 percent of the global HCI market share.
HyperFlex combines its software HX Data Platform with its UCS server portfolio along with integrated fabric networking. It is a fully integrated appliance that supports VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors, while users can scale compute and storage independently of one another.
Cisco has consistently been updating HyperFlex this year to accommodate a multi-cloud world while doubling down on artificial intelligence and automation. The company recently unveiled a new brand to help partners go after more small to midsize customers with Cisco Designed for Business, which includes HyperFlex Edge for small-scale application compute. Other updates to HyperFlex this year including adding AppDynamics for monitoring across multiple clouds.