Optimized for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. Designed, Validated and Certified by Intel and Microsoft.

Intel® Data Center Systems (Intel® DCS) for HCI, Certified for Microsoft Azure Stack Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (ASHCI), Optimized for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Software-Defined Storage (SDS)

Accelerate Your Path to the Cloud with Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and Intel® DCS for HCI, Certified for Microsoft ASHCI

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 (ASHCI) is the right choice for you.

Microsoft ASHCI 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.

Solution Advantages

  • Certified Intel DCS's save time and money, freeing up resources to focus on value-add and competitive differentiation.
  • Simplify HCI market access with systems designed and validated for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions.
  • Unbranded systems allow Resellers and Distributors to incorporate products quickly into their branded portfolios.
  • Intel quality and reliability offer world-class integration, validation, certification and support.
  • Includes standard warranty of 3-years with a 5-year warranty option to ensure customer confidence.
  • Intel® Select Solutions-ready designs are workload-optimized and verified reference architectures and provide resellers a simplified path to accelerate infrastructure deployment.

Benefits of Using Intel® Data Center Systems (DCS) for HCI, Certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

Optimized, Integrated and Validated Systems Speed Simplified Management with Windows Admin Center Increased Memory Density with Intel® OptaneTM Persistent Memory 200 Series
  • Working closely together, Microsoft and Intel optimized the features and performance of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (including Windows Server) and introducing the latest 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family introducing the latest 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, Intel® Server M50CYP to maximize Windows
  • Windows Server 2019/2022 features such as Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Hyper-V, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Windows Admin Center (WAC).
  • Intel DCC for HCI, certified for Microsoft Azure Stack Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (ASHCI), optimized for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Software-Defined Storage (SDS) embraces…. Windows Admin Center is a free browser-based app that allows you to manage and monitor all your Windows Server environments, HCI and Hybrid cloud from a single GUI console. You can use it anywhere: on-premises, in Azure or in the cloud. Windows Admin Center streamlines management and provides extensive visibility for VMs, Storage Spaces Direct volumes, SDN, Azure services, and more. Also, it offers the flexibility to manage hyper-converged infrastructure scenarios.
  • Persistent Memory (PMEM)-enabled solutions offer higher storage density than DRAM, combined with greater speed than legacy NAND-based solutions. When used in App Direct Mode for cache storage, Intel Optane PMEM places data closer to the processor, reducing latency as compared to traditional, slower storage. When used in Memory Mode, Intel Optane PMEM can offer an affordable alternative to DRAM and can increase both capacity and VM density.