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. 

    Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Intel® DCB’s combined with Nutanix software work seamlessly together to deliver the latest technology validated by Intel and certified by Nutanix. The result of this collaboration enables you to accelerate your time-to-market, provide a simplified solution for end customers who want to grow their business with new revenue streams within the complex and growing hybrid /multi-cloud environments.

    Client: A large multinational financial services enterprise with demanding IT workloads.
    Challenge: The company was looking for a technology partner that would understand their current technical challenges and could offer superior customer support. In addition, they required a single platform that could support their multiple, complex workloads.
    Solution: A Platinum Intel Technology Provider quickly identified the Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform as an exceptional platform to meet the challenge and partnered with Intel to turn obstacles into opportunities using Intel’s technology to address the customer’s challenges. Intel was able to assist in coordination with Nutanix engineering and sales to ensure an effective collaboration and a unified front in addressing the customer’s needs.



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    Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platforms 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.


    Intel®, the Intel® logo, and others are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.