8 reasons why you should be chomping at the bit for HCI

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Cisco HyperFlex is the only complete hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) available in the market today. It fuses compute, network, storage, virtualization and data protection into a single platform. One that’s deployed in under an hour and managed using simple and well-known tools. With platforms to suit small footprints, as well as capacity or compute heavy workloads, you buy only what you need to match the workload whether that’s a single rack, blade or more. It gives lighting fast AND consistent performance that leaves competing solutions for dust.

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