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
Accelerate Your Path to the Cloud with Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Intel Data Center Blocks for VMware vSAN ReadyNodes.
Intel Data Center Blocks for the Cloud–VMware vSAN ReadyNodes offer a validated and supported solution tailored for High Performance Computing (HPC), HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI), and Storage deployments that require outstanding performance. Now supporting the new 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family, available in All-Flash (SSD) and hybrid (combined SSD and HDD) configurations, these systems deliver the flexibility to build innovative, cost effective, software-defined storage solutions quickly and efficiently.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Growth Opportunity
Collaboratively, 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 accelerate 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 Management 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 optimally work together. Value-added Resellers (VARs) and System Integrators (SIs) can add Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to provide a fast route for building both on-premise and hybrid clouds.