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.


    Modernizing storage resources is an essential element to software-defined infrastructure (SDI), driving high demand for SDS solutions to transform fixed storage resources to be more agile, scalable, and efficient. Cloud Blocks for VMware* are fully validated, pre-configured server systems with VMware VSAN* certifications included, helping resellers reduce complexity and speed time to market.


    Accelerating the Path to Private Cloud with SDS and VMware* (vSAN ReadyNodes) from Intel® Data Center Blocks Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud) - VMWare* vSAN ReadyNodes offer a validated and supported solution tailored for high performance computing, hyper-converged architecture, and storage scenarios requiring outstanding performance. Supporting the new 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family, available in All-Flash and hybrid configurations,
    these systems offer partners the flexibility to build innovation.