Comstor has announced that it will now be offering the HyperFlex solution from Cisco. HyperFlex, which was introduced during the annual Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego, Calif., is a hyper-converged solution built on Cisco UCS technology. Cisco UCS technology enables economies and scale without compromising the performance, reliability and availability in virtualised data centres.

Comstor is a global Cisco distributor, leading the way in hyper-converged distribution. The company will bring HyperFlex to market through its LEAP Data Centre Partner Program, which will help enable the channel to maximise the market opportunity.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us,” said Jeremy Butt, executive vice president at Westcon-Comstor. “The hyper-converged market is still in its early phase, but it offers considerable value for our customers and has significant predicted market growth of 77% from 2014 to 2020. It is taking share from traditional storage solutions such as SAN and NAS, and we are excited to be a part of the momentum with Cisco’s HyperFlex offering.”

Hyper-convergence is the biggest shift in data centre infrastructure since server virtualisation. Today, traditional storage infrastructures have to deal with key challenges around performance requirements, hardware-defined platforms and complexity. However, the market is shifting to a more flexible, efficient and simplified solution – hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). The Cisco HyperFlex solution is built on the Cisco UCS platform, which has industry-proven performance and reliability. It is also well known for its centralised management, which is optimised for virtual workloads and scalability.

After the successful launch of Cisco UCS in 2009, Cisco entered the converged infrastructure market in 2010. Since then, data centre developments like Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Automation with UCS Director have come to the fore. The launch of Hyperflex further confirms Cisco’s commitment to the market.