Cloud Blocks for Microsoft*

Accelerate the path to private cloud with Windows Server* 2016 optimized systems.

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 to help accelerate the path to private cloud.

Key Features

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

Intel® Transparent Supply Chain


Secure your business and manage risk end-to-end in the supply chain with the Intel® Transparent Supply Chain a set of policies and procedures implemented at Intel's factories enabling end users to validate where and when every component of an Intel® Server Board was manufactured.

Product Specifications

Order Code Components Description
Hybrid Configurations (Hard drives for capacity, SSDs for cache)
 
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)
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