Accelerating the Path to the Cloud with Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCBs)
Modern enterprises require more scalable, reliable, and secure data and cloud infrastructures. Today’s cloud infrastructures are often critical for the improved performance of business applications, but can prove expensive, siloed, and challenging to scale. If you’re planning to refresh aging hardware, consolidate virtualized workloads, and connect to Microsoft Azure for Hybrid cloud services, then Microsoft Azure Stack Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is the right choice for you.
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a hybrid cloud solution built on Intel partner hardware that includes virtualization (Hyper-V), software-defined storage (Storage Spaces Direct), and software-defined networking. It also has the flexibility of optional OS-integrated Azure services, such as offsite backup, site recovery, cloud-based monitoring, and more. Because it’s a Microsoft-validated solution, you can get up and running without lengthy design and build times. To help you with this transformation, Intel and Microsoft have collaborated across the areas of compute, storage, networking, and security to deliver server system configurations that optimize the features and performance of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and help you accelerate the path to multi/hybrid-cloud.
Updated July 2021