Cisco's HyperFlex End-of-Life and the New Nutanix Partnership

Recently, Cisco made a pivotal announcement that marks a new direction in strategy. They announced the end-of-life of the HyperFlex Data Platform, a key product in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market.

Cisco has set September 11, 2024, as the final order date, though renewals will be accepted for existing subscriptions until February 28, 2029. Cisco has stated that this move reflects their commitment to staying aligned with current market trends and ensuring that they continue to meet the evolving requirements of their customers. In a statement from Cisco, they further explained the decision. “Cisco made the decision to discontinue its Cisco HyperFlex HCI product family based on evolving customer needs and market dynamics. This decision has been timed to best support our customers, partners, and employees.”

Partnership with Nutanix

Following the decision to discontinue HyperFlex, Cisco has moved to partner with Nutanix. Nutanix, known for their cloud software and HCI solutions, complements Cisco’s offerings in the hyperconverged domain.

The collaboration aims to simplify hybrid multicloud operations. With this alliance, Nutanix’s software will be compatible with Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) hardware, including the M5 and M6 generation servers. As a result, the “Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix” solution has been introduced. This solution integrates Cisco’s compute and networking capabilities with Nutanix’s Cloud Platform, providing businesses with an option for multicloud environments.

By combining their respective strengths, Cisco and Nutanix aim to offer a solution that addresses the challenges of modern hyperconverged infrastructure. This partnership emphasizes both companies’ practical approach to address industry needs. As the industry adapts to these significant shifts, the role of experienced partners becomes even more crucial.

OneNeck – Your Partner for Both Cisco and Nutanix Solutions

OneNeck has built robust and longstanding partnerships with both Cisco and Nutanix. As a Gold Certified Cisco partner, our deep-rooted expertise in Cisco solutions is a testament to our dedication and commitment to excellence. Additionally, our commitment to Nutanix has not gone unnoticed. In early 2023, Nutanix spotlighted our partnership as we were honored with the Global and Americas Service Provider of the Year title. Beyond this, OneNeck holds the distinction of being both a Nutanix Champion Service Provider and a Champion Reseller.

This dual alliance places OneNeck in a unique position, especially during industry shifts like the one presented by this transition. We understand the intricacies of both the Cisco and Nutanix offerings, and this knowledge equips us to offer tailored guidance to businesses.

As companies grapple with multi-cloud decisions, OneNeck is poised to provide clarity, direction and solutions that harness the combined strengths of both Cisco and Nutanix. More than just understanding the technology, we grasp the broader business implications. This holistic context ensures that our clients navigate the change seamlessly and harness it for growth and innovation.

As the HCI landscape undergoes significant changes, OneNeck stands as a steadfast partner for businesses. Our goal is to ensure that companies navigate these transitions seamlessly, making the most of their infrastructure investments and positioning themselves effectively for future industry developments.

Navigating Hyperflex Changes with Expertise and Insight

The decision by Cisco to transition from HyperFlex and collaborate with Nutanix marks a notable change in the HCI market. With this collaboration, businesses can expect solutions that address the challenges of today’s multi-cloud environments.

OneNeck, with our deep-rooted partnerships and expertise, stands ready to guide businesses through this transition. Our tight alignment with Cisco and Nutanix equips us with the insights and knowledge to provide timely and effective solutions.

If your organization is navigating these changes or exploring a new HCI strategy, we’re here to help. Contact us today.

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