Name: HyperFlex (HX)
Type: Hardware+Software (HCI)
Development Start: 2015
First Product Release: apr 2016
Springpath Inc., founded in 2012, released its first Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution, Springpath Data Platform (SDP), in february 2015. Early 2016 Springpath Inc. exclusively partnered with Cisco to re-launch its SDS platform as part of a hyper-converged (HCI) offering, Cisco HyperFlex (HX), which surfaced in April 2016. In September 2016 Cisco officialy completed the acquisition of Springpath, solidyfing the core of its HCI technology.
In October 2019 Cisco HyperFlex (HX) had a customer install base of more than 4,000 customers worldwide. The number of employees working in the HyperFlex division is unknown at this time.