Getting to Know Dell EMC PowerFlex v3.6.x PowerFlex is an enterprise-class, software-defined block storage solution that is deployed, managed, and supported as a single system. Highly flexible and scalable, PowerFlex allows customers to mix two-layer (Server SAN), single-layer HCI, storage-only, and other mixed architectures within a single deployment. With PowerFlex, resources such as storage and compute can be scaled together or separately, non-disruptively, and in small increments. The system can scale from just a few nodes to hundreds in a cluster, linearly scaling I/O performance and throughput. In addition, PowerFlex supports a broad set of operating environments that include multiple hypervisors, bare-metal operating systems, and container management tools. This allows customers to flexibly transition application architectures, while supporting multiple generations of applications with disparate architectures in a single system. PowerFlex offers integrated product options. PowerFlex appliance is a scalable system with flexible form factors that comes pre-configured and validated for fast, easy deployment. PowerFlex rack is a rack-scale system that is manufactured, managed, supported, and sustained as one system for single-end-to-end lifecycle support. PowerFlex Manager provides IT operations management for Dell EMCPowerFlex systems. It increases efficiency by reducing time-consuming manual tasks that are required to manage system operations. PowerFlex Manager can also be used to deploy and manage new and existing PowerFlex rack and PowerFlex appliance systems. Child Topics New features for PowerFlex Learn about the new features introduced in PowerFlex3.6-<build> software. Workflow of PowerFlex The following steps describe the order to follow to get the PowerFlex system up and running in your environment: Parent topic Getting to Know PowerFlex The following section provides an overview of .