Cisco HyperFlex 2.5 Delivers Accelerated Graphics Virtualization with NVIDIA GRID

by Anne Hecht

Cisco HyperFlex and NVIDIA GRID aim to deliver graphics-accelerated virtualization for any user profile, from designer to knowledge worker.

Cisco’s announcement of Cisco HyperFlex 2.0 and 2.5 today brings support for Tesla M10 GPUs in addition to existing support for NVIDIA GRID and the Tesla M60 and M6. With Cisco’s added technology and interoperability with NVIDIA, HyperFlex customers can enjoy high-performing, cutting-edge graphical features.

For the last year, Cisco’s HyperFlex Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) has made it easier for IT departments to deliver on the promise of a virtualized digital workspace. HyperFlex, combined with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp or VMware Horizon, securely delivers anytime, anywhere access to any application on any device, including desktops, smartphones and tablets. With support for Tesla M10 GPUs, Hyperflex 2.5 gives customers a big boost.

As graphics requirements expand across the enterprise, the need for better user experience is key for HCI and its requirement is being acknowledged industry-wide. According to IDC analyst Robert Young, “You’re now seeing 3D graphics embedded inside applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint. In a business environment, it doesn’t get more mainstream than that.”

The Tesla M6 and M60 deliver optimum performance and a great user experience to graphics-intensive and heavy compute applications, like Autodesk Maya or ESRI ArcGIS. The Tesla M10 enables the modern digital workplace to take advantage of virtual desktops with the best user experience in applications like PowerPoint and YouTube. And it addresses the increasing frame buffer requirements of Windows 10 — from any location or device.

Graphics-Accelerated Hyper-Converged Solutions for Any User

Cisco HyperFlex 2.5 allows IT organizations to deliver the simplicity of HCI to more use cases and applications critical to enterprises. And now companies can optimize their HyperFlex deployments for their most graphics-intensive applications.

Watch the Live TechWiseTV episode on March 22 to discover what’s new with HyperFlex.

Find out more about NVIDIA GRID.