Cisco HyperFlex was developed with simplicity in mind, both from a design and a deployment perspective. Cisco HyperFlex uniform platform architecture is meant to be applicable to all virtualized enterprise application use-cases. With the exception of backup/restore, most capabilities are provided natively and on a per-VM basis, keeping the design relatively clean and simple. Advanced features like deduplication and compression are always turned on. This minimizes the amount of design choices as well as the number of deployment steps.