Chapter 2

HyperFlex Architecture

The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a high-performance, distributed file system that supports multiple hypervisors with a wide range of enterprise-grade data management and optimization services. The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform combines the cluster’s storage devices into a single distributed, multitier, object-based datastore. It makes this data available through the file system protocols and mechanisms needed by the higher-level hypervisors, virtual machines, and containers. Performance scales linearly as a cluster scales because all components contribute both processing and storage capacity to the cluster. A Cisco HyperFlex cluster can be deployed in three different ways:

  • HyperFlex standard cluster: ...

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