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See how to flex up your data centre at VMworld Barcelona

October 14, 2016

From modern-day artiste Lionel Messi to the great surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, Barcelona is a city renowned for its flamboyant performers.

It will also be the place to be for all those looking to accelerate their journey to a software-defined business.

Being held 17–20 October at Fira in Barcelona, VMworld 2016 promises four full days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business – from mobile devices to the data centre and the cloud.

And just like the impossibly flexible street performers lining the city’s famous Las Ramblas, the HyperFlex team will be on hand to demonstrate exactly why our hyperconverged solution is the real deal when it comes to unlocking new levels of agility and performance.

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain - February 16, 2008: street performers along the Rambla. A group of acrobats put on a show of their gymnastic skills and balance to the music creating a crowd of curious tourists around. After the performance some of them passed among those present to collect a few coins

Platform of choice

With over 500 new HyperFlex customers across all industries and verticals in just the few months since its launch, HyperFlex is proving to be the hyperconverged platform of choice for VMware users.

Engineered on the unified computing system (UCS), it offers a convergence of UCS Servers for Compute, HX Data Platform for Storage, and (what some solutions tend to forget) the UCS Fabric for Networking.

As the next generation of hyperconvergence, HyperFlex delivers new levels of end-to-end simplicity in the data centre. It also offers several key features for VMware users such as:

  • Cisco hyperconverged infrastructure for all vSphere Editions such as Enterprise Plus, Standard, Essentials Plus
  • Factory installation and Day 0 automation of the VMware vSphere hypervisor on all HyperFlex Nodes
  • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
  • Simplified management and monitoring from within the HX vCenter plugin
  • VM-centric advanced data services such as cloning and snapshots that are VAAI certified
  • Rapid deployment and management of VMware Horizon 7 VDI seats

Learn more with the HyperFlex VSI Solution Brief.

Here are some more ways to experience HyperFlex at VMworld:

Schedule a one-on-one briefing with our team

Learn how HyperFlex can reinvent your data centre with a one-on-one briefing during VMworld. To schedule a meeting please email available times and days to Martin Perry.

Attend the Breakout Session: Next-Generation Hyperconverged and Multicloud Management

(STO9966-SPO, Wednesday 19 October, 15:30–16:30, Hall 8.0, Room Number 25)

Join us to explore the two hottest topics in IT: hyperconverged infrastructure and multicloud workload management. We’ll show you the benefits of an integrated network fabric, powerful data optimisation, enterprise storage management features and unified management. You’ll also get a tour of Cisco CloudCenter, which allows apps to be rolled out in an agile devops and traditional way and automates deployment of a single VM or full application stack at a click of a button. Register here

Visit the Cisco Booth and HyperFlexUp💪 on Demos

(Cisco Booth #G416)

Stop by to hear from Cisco and our partner subject matter experts. You’ll have a chance to FlexUp on the many HyperFlex Demos:

  • Demo 1: Hyperflex Hx
  • Demo 2: Horizon VDI on Hyperflex
  • Demo 3: Horizon VCI for Converged
  • Demo 4: Branch
  • Demo 5: ACI
  • Demo 6: Cloud Management
  • Demo 7: Tetration

As you can see, there’s no shortage of ways to HyperFlexUp💪 at VMworld Barcelona!

There’s never been a better time to discover the technology, trends and people shaping the future of digital business.

I look forward to seeing you there…

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