The software-defined technology in Windows Server provides a platform for hyper-converged infrastructure solutions that help organizations sustain efficiency and adjust to changing business needs. All Windows Server Software-Defined partner solutions use Microsoft-validated designs and follow engineering best practices for seamless deployment and a steady-state operational experience.


Product Details

  • Windows Server Software-Defined Partner Solution 
     • HCI Standard validated platform
  • 2U rack-mount, dual-socket server
  • All-flash NVMe/SSD solution 
  • 24 x 2.5" hot-swap drive bays 
     • NVMe or SATA SSDs
  • 2 to 4 nodes per cluster
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
     • Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze 
     • 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz processor speeds
     • Up to 22 cores per processor
  • Intel® AVX-512 
     • Accelerates storage functions like: deduplication, encryption, compression/decompression 
     • 2x FLOPS/clock cycle vs AVX2
  • Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) 
     • Increases scalability of the platform 
     • Improves communication and throughput of multiple processors
  • Up to 1.5TB memory per node
     • 24 DIMM slots
     • DDR4-2133/2400/2666MHz
  • NVMe SSDs or Intel® Optane™ Cache
  • Integrated iWARP RDMA Ethernet  
     • 2 x 25GbE SFP+ iWARP  
     • 2 x 10GbE RJ-45 iWARP
  • 12Gb/s SAS connectivity capable
  • Redundant hot-swap power supplies
  • Remote Management included
  • Trusted Platform Module optional 
  • Hyper-V virtualization
  • Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) software-defined storage
  • OS - Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

The 8224R-i20-S2D is Nfina's 2U validated Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) Standard solution for Windows Server Software-Defined solution from Microsoft. Built to optimize Storage Spaces Direct, highly virtualized compute and storage are combined in the same server node cluster, making them easier to deploy, manage, and scale thus eliminating networking silos and simplifying the network infrastructure.

To earn certification by the Windows Server Software-Defined program, partners must meet the following Microsoft standards for solutions:

  •      * Quality
  •      * Accelerated time to value
  •      * Out-of-the-box optimization
  •      * Expedited problem resolution
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