Cisco polishes HALO, flashes enlarged HyperFlex
#Cisco has announced two #allflash #HyperFlex systems with an up to sixfold performance improvement. HyperFlex is Cisco’s hyper-converged* infrastructure appliance (HCIA) offering, based on OEM’d Springpath HALO software, with Cisco’s #UCS server and #Nexus networking components. These are, were, hybrid flash and disk systems. There are now HyperFlex 220c and 240c M4 all-flash nodes, both with 40Gbps networking. There can be three or more such nodes integrated into a single system with a pair of UCS 6200 or 6300 Series fabric interconnects. The systems have Xeon E-2600 v4 CPUs with up to 16 cores per socket, up to 1.5TB of DDR4 DRAM, and a 12Gbps SAS network scheme. The nodes have a Cisco Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1227 and have vSphere ESXi 6.0 software pre-installed.