Two deployment options are available with PowerFlex systems:
- HCI/single-layer architecture—A model where compute and storage reside in the same server, creating a single-layer architecture.
- Two-layer model—A model resembling a traditional SAN architecture, with compute-only and storage-only servers.
The SAP rules for SAP HANA HCI certification enable deployment of SAP HANA only in an HCI/single-layer architecture. The two-layer model is not supported.