Cloud Blocks for Microsoft – Windows Server* 2016

Accelerate the path to private cloud with Windows Server* 2016 optimized systems now with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Windows Server* 2016 + Intel® Architecture – Better Together

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, accelerating the path to private cloud.

Key Features

Breakthrough Performance for High-Speed Networking and I/O

Now powered by the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Cloud Blocks for Microsoft are optimized for high-performance computing, hyper-converged infrastructure, and outstanding storage performance.

Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors accelerate virtualized storage with features such as:

  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2)
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
  • Integrated RDMA
  • More PCIe* memory and bandwidth
  • Intel® Optane™ SSDs
  • Intel® Storage SW (ISA-L, SPDK)
  • Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT)

Modernize Storage with Windows Server* 2016 + Intel® Architecture

Cloud Blocks for Microsoft are fully-validated, designed with certified Windows Server* 2016 ingredients, and configured specifically to optimize the features of Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). These features simplify the provisioning and management of storage resources to help customers reduce costs, create affordable business continuity and better prioritize storage resources.

Customer Use Cases

  • Business-critical applications
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery
  • Test and development scenarios
  • Enterprise production workloads

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Product Specifications

Order Code Components Description
Hybrid Configurations (Hard drives for capacity, SSDs for cache)
 
MCB2208WFHY21 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS with Intel® Server Board S2600WF0  
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WFO
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5118 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage Capacity 12 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type Hybrid (Intel® SSD DC P4600 Series and Hard Disk Drive* (HDD))
  Memory 128 GB memory
  Networking 2x 10GbE SFP+ iWARP RDMA Network Connections
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module (Intel® RMM)
MCB2224BPHY12 2U 4 node Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3 with Intel® Server Board S2600BPS  
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600BPS
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5115 processor per node
  Chassis Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3
  Storage Capacity 8 TB raw storage capacity per node (32 TB)
  Storage Type Hybrid (Intel® SSD DC S4600 Series and Hard Disk Drive* (HDD))
  Memory 128 GB memory per node
  Networking 4x 10GbE SFP+ iWARP RDMA Network Connections
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module (Intel® RMM)
MCB2224THY1 4 Node, 2U System
Up to 16 VMs per node with high-availability 3-copy mirror (Cluster total = 64 VMs)
Configured for Storage Spaces Direct
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600TPR
  Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2620 v4 per node
  Chassis 2U 4 node Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXKR2
  Storage 8 TB raw storage capacity per node (Cluster total = 32 TB)
  Memory 128 GB memory per node
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
MCB2312WHY2 1 Node, 2U System
Up to 28 VMs per node with high-availability 3-copy mirror (Cluster total = 112 VMs)
Configured for Storage Spaces Direct
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WT2R
  Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2660 v4 per node
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2312WTXXX
  Storage 32 TB raw storage capacity per node (Cluster total = 128 TB)
  Memory 256 GB memory per node
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
All-Flash Configurations (SATA SSDs for capacity, NVMe SSDs for cache)
MCB2208WFAF62 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS with Intel® Server Board S2600WF0  
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WF0
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage Capacity 24 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800x Series and Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series)
  Memory 768 GB memory
  Networking 4x 10GbE SFP+ iWARP RDMA Network Connections
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module (Intel® RMM)
MCB2208WFAF52 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS with Intel® Server Board S2600WF0  
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WF0
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5120 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage Capacity 12 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® SSD DC P4600 Series and Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series)
  Memory 384 GB memory
  Networking 4x 10GbE SFP+ iWARP RDMA Network Connections
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
MCB2208WFAF42 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS with Intel® Server Board S2600WF0  
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WF0
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5118 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage Capacity 11.5 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® SSD DC P4600 Series and Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series)
  Memory 384 GB memory
  Networking 2x 10GbE SFP+ iWARP RDMA Network Connections
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
MCB2224BPAF32 2U 4 node Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3 with Intel® Server Board S2600BPS  
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600BPS
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5118 processor
  Chassis 2U 4 node Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3
  Storage Capacity 7.7 TB raw storage capacity (30.7 TB)
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® SSD DC P4600 Series and Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series)
  Memory 256 GB memory per node
  Networking 2x 10GbE SFP+ iWARP RDMA Network Connections
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
MCB2224TAF3 4 Node, 2U System
Up to 24 VMs per node with high availability 3-copy mirror (Cluster total = 96)
Configured for Storage Spaces Direct
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600TPR
  Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2650 v4 per node
  Chassis 2U 4 node Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXKR2
  Storage 6.4 TB raw, all-flash storage capacity per node (Cluster total = 25.6 TB)
  Memory 256 GB memory per node
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
MCB2208WAF4 1 Node, 2U System
Up to 28 VMs per node with high-availability 3-copy mirror (Cluster total = 112 VMs)
Configured for Storage Spaces Direct
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WT2R
  Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v4 per node
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WT2YSR
  Storage 14.4 TB raw storage capacity per node (Cluster total = 57.6 TB)
  Memory 256 GB memory per node
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
MCB2208WAF5 1 Node, 2U System
Up to 36 VMs per node with high-availability 3-copy mirror (Cluster total = 144 VMs)
Configured for Storage Spaces Direct
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WT2R
  Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v4 per node
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WT2YSR
  Storage 12 TB raw storage capacity per node (Cluster total = 48 TB)
  Memory 384 GB memory per node
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module

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Product and Performance Information

1

3rd party SW stack and HDD NOT included.

2

3rd party SW stack NOT included. HDDs not included.