Product : HPE, SimpliVity [HCI]/3.7.9, 2600
Feature : Deployment Architecture, Deploy, Design & Deploy
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Summary
Single-Layer
Details
Single-Layer: HPE SimpliVity 2600 is meant to be used as a storage platform as well as a compute platform at the same time. This effectively means that applications, hypervisor and storage software are all running on top of the same server hardware (=single infrastructure layer).

Although HPE SimpliVity 2600 can serve in a dual-layer model by providing storage to non-HPE SimpliVity 2600 hypervisor hosts, this would negate many of the platforms benefits as well as the financial business case. (Please view the compute-only scale-out option for more information).