Together, Nutanix and Intel have developed fully validated and certified Intel® Data Center Blocks  for the HCI market. The result of this collaboration enables you to speed up your path to market, grow your business with new revenue streams, and deliver peace of mind to your customers with technology and support from industry leaders. 

    Intel Data Center Blocks for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform are available as configure-to-order systems that include processors, server boards, chassis, power supply, storage, networking, and memory that have been validated to work together. Value-added Resellers (VARs) and system integrators (SIs) add Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to provide a fast route for building on-premise clouds. 

    Updated 9/1/2020


    Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud) — Microsoft Windows Server* overcome barriers to software-defined storage (SDS) with out-of-the-box, validated systems that speed the transition to hybrid cloud and SDI deployments for more rapid time-to-value. Working together, Microsoft and Intel optimized the features and performance of Windows Server and the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family to maximize Windows Server 2019 features like Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Hyper-V, Software Defined Networking, and Windows Admin Center.


    80% of workloads will run on a cloud architecture by 2024 (1). Intel® Data Center Block configurations are purpose-built with all-Intel technology, optimized to address the needs of specific market segments. These fully-validated blocks deliver performance, reliability, and quality for solutions customer want and can trust to handle their demanding cloud workloads.

     This video shows how customers are evaluating cloud transformation and that the preconfigured and fully validated Intel(R) Data Center Blocks for Cloud help accelerate and simplify the transition.

    1Intel and Bain analysis 2016.


    The process of configuring and validating the foundational components of a High Performance Computing (HPC) solution is a complex and resource intensive process. Intel® Data Center Blocks for HPC are designed to help reduce the complexity with fully validated HPC Compute Blocks. Available in built-to-order or pre-configured options, our HPC Compute Blocks incorporate Intel’s latest data center technologies—already optimized to work better together—allowing resellers accelerate time to market with reliable and competitive HPC solutions.


    To help customers transition to SDI and private cloud, 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 Windows Server* 2016 to help accelerate the path to private cloud.