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.

    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.