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2018-12-19T10:49:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series?

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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series?

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Top 20Real User

HyperFlex is a little pricey.

2021-10-05T14:08:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The price of the solution is good, especially when it comes to complex network solutions, such as UCS and Connect.

2021-08-02T12:34:56Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution comes at a higher cost than if you had separate integrations grouped together. There are licenses included with the hardware, and then there are annual subscriptions that you need to pay. You need to pay an annual subscription service to Cisco for operating the solution. There are other solutions that are purely hardware and whatever licenses you pay, you pay one time along with the purchase, or if you need to expand. This solution has an annual subscription payment.

2021-06-03T09:55:27Z
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Top 5Real User

This is an expensive solution, although Cisco will offer it free of charge when there is a large networking opportunity that arises. The licensing is perpetual and the only thing that you may need to pay for on a monthly basis is if you're going to use their cloud-based management features. This requires a subscription.

2021-05-13T19:05:05Z
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Real User

We are on an annual subscription and the price is fair.

2021-05-11T14:20:05Z
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Top 20Reseller

The pricing is high for the solution. The costs need to be adjusted. The licensing is okay, however, the harder infrastructure needs to be adjusted.

2021-04-30T19:56:25Z
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Top 20Consultant

Its price is high. Cisco needs to work on the pricing model for this product. Nutanix or VMware are cheaper products, and they provide almost the same functionality. Its price is a big road blocker when we are working with an end customer, and Nutanix and VMware are in competition. If they can reduce its price, it is actually a better choice for customers.

2021-03-26T19:45:19Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution can be pretty expensive. It's not the cheapest option on the market.

2020-12-21T13:42:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In terms of their license, they don't actually call it a license, it's called technical support. We have to renew that after certain periods. And it's not cheap.

2020-12-07T12:17:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Its price is rather fair when compared with other solutions like VxRail, vSAN, and HPE SimpliVity. We got a fair amount of discount from Cisco for Cisco HyperFlex. It is cost-effective. We have renewed storage till next year, and we have already paid the vendor. When we talk about HyperFlex or any HCI solution, storage is the part where we can reduce a lot of costs. At the current moment, we are already using NetApp storage, which did not allow us to go for a full Cisco HyperFlex setup. We are planning to go to a larger scale next year. Then we will be able to see how cost-effective it really is for us.

2020-11-17T20:36:00Z
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Real User

One of the challenges we have with HyperFlex is that they have a subscription fee for the operating system that runs on it, and if I remember correctly, it costs approximately $15,000 USD per month.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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Real User

We have a 3-year contract with Cisco. The license is for three years also.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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Real User

Our licensing costs are large, but it is combined between all of the Cisco products that we have.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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Real User

Our licensing is hybrid. We have all of our applications for billing and outage management through this.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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Real User

It's roughly $30,000 per HyperFkex license, so that would be about $60,000 a year.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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Real User

We currently have a perpetual license, which is kind of unlimited, so we don't have the normal licensing cost, yet.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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Real User

My advice about the product is simply that it's not cheap. If you have budget limitations it is best to look elsewhere.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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Real User

in my opinion, i recommend Cisco hyperflex.

2019-03-13T10:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

They are not the cheapest on the market. But there's an old saying I like to quote: "If you know that you are getting what you pay for, it's fine if it's expensive."

2019-03-05T06:21:00Z
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Real User

We negotiated with Cisco and we got some price benefit from that.

2019-02-20T11:20:00Z
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Real User

Here in Brazil, our point of view about the cost to implement or buy this kind of solution is that it is very expensive. It's very hard for almost all companies to buy even the small version of this solution. For me, this is the most negative point of the Cisco solution: the price and the licensing costs.

2019-02-20T11:20:00Z
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Real User

Initially HyperFlex was a little costly, it was higher, but Cisco wanted to get into our company, so they gave us a fair discount. We have also gone for another setup from Cisco, which we should soon receive, the vGPU. On this second purchase they were not able to give the same discount.

2019-02-18T10:19:00Z
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Real User

It's much more expensive than rack servers. It was an issue, but when you compare it to the number of people who were administrative assistants before, it's on the positive ROI side. It's much cheaper.

2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
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Consultant

The product is expensive. Other solutions are cheaper.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Real User

Comparable solutions with switches, storage, and services are cheaper than HyperFlex. It should be cheaper.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
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Real User

The price is a bit too high.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
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Real User

I would like a clearer licensing model. It should explain a bit more what you receive if you buy the more expensive license rather than the standard one. This would probably help in a lot of cases.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
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Real User

The pricing is expensive.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
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Real User

The price is a bit high. It could be better, but the product is worth the cost.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
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Real User

I would like the pricing to be cheaper.

2019-01-30T13:14:00Z
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Real User

The pricing is a bit expensive.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Real User

Pricing is better if you buy more Cisco products.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Consultant

Cisco is quite expensive but not in the initial first buy.

2018-12-19T10:49:00Z
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