What is HyperFlex Edge?
HyperFlex Edge is a 1U form factor of Cisco hyperconvered solution designed for the branch office. It offers all-flash storage and NVMe cache, support for containers on VMware and bare metal. HyperFlex Edge makes for an easy deployment of core services like DNS and DHCP at the branch or remote office.
What are some advantages of HyperFlex Edge?
Simplicity of the HyperFlex solution cannot be overlooked. From rack to install of a 3-node cluster takes roughly two hours.
The most interesting part of HyperFlex Edge is that the solution leverages your current branch infrastructure. It operates using existing top of rack switching at the branch office with single or dual uplink options.
Uplink options are currently 1GbE or 10GbE
Operation and Administration
HyperFlex Edge is deployed in a 2, 3, or 4-node cluster and configured with a replication factor of 2 (RF2). Simply put, a full node can fail and the cluster is still operational. It can scale up to 64 nodes in the current release.
Managing the infrastructure is done through Cisco Intersight where you can manage every HyperFlex cluster through one pane of glass. Intersight supports UCS blades and servers to allow for central management of your blade, server and hyperconverged infrastructure.
I hope that this has been helpful.
You can visit my previous post on Cisco HX to get an overview of Cisco’s HCI offering.