• Built on software defined compute, storage, and networking features of Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Dell EMC Solutions for Azure Stack HCI deliver a fully productized, validated and supported HCI solution that enables enterprises to modernize their infrastructure for improved application uptime and performance, simplified management and operations, and lower total cost of ownership. Dell EMC S2D Ready Nodes, powered by industry leading PowerEdge server platforms, offer a high performance, scalable and secure foundation to build a software defined infrastructure.

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    • Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

    OVERVIEW
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      On-Premises Performance, On-Cloud Cost Savings

      Dell EMC Solutions for Azure Stack HCI help you modernize application infrastructure, take advantage of hybrid cloud services and improve total cost of ownership using software defined data center features of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 such as Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct and software defined networking running on Dell EMC infrastructure.

      • S2D Ready Nodes: Built using industry leading PowerEdge servers, S2D Ready Nodes running Windows Server 2019 offer fully productized, validated and factory configured HCI appliances for varying use cases. Sixteen different configurations across four different models offer a choice to right size your infrastructure for application performance, capacity or deployment location requirements.
      • PowerSwitch Networking: Fully validated and supported Dell EMC PowerSwitch 5200 series 10/25/100 GigE switches enable the network fabric for the hybrid, all-flash and all NVMe HCI nodes that use RDMA enabled host interfaces for a low latency, high bandwidth inter-node communication channel.
      • Dell EMC Open Manage Integrations: Simplify managing S2D ready node infrastructure from the same tools used to manage the Microsoft SDDC. Dell EMC’s rich integration plug-ins with Microsoft Windows Admin Center (WAC) and Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) reduce management complexity, improve infrastructure uptime and enable infrastructure admins to spend less time on common infrastructure management tasks.
      • Global Availability, Support and Services: Available in 117 countries, our Azure Stack HCI customers can take advantage of our global product availability, consulting, support, deployment services that are designed to help accelerate deployment and provide a single line of support for a faster and superior technical support experience.
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      R440 S2D Ready Node

      R640 S2D Ready Node

      R740XD S2D Ready Node

      R740XD2 S2D Ready Node

      Best For

      Edge, ROBO and space (depth) constrained locations

      Workloads needing balance of high performance, cost and density

      Workloads needing high performance compute and storage configurations

      Data intensive applications, backup and archive needing cost and capacity optimized configurations

      Form Factor

      1U

      1U

      2U

      2U

      Nodes in a cluster

      2 to 16

      2 to 16

      2 to 16

      2 to 16

      CPUs

      Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
      Memory  Min of 128 GB and Max of 1 TB Min of 128 GB and Max of 1.5 TB Min of 128 GB and Max of 1.5 TB Min of 96 GB and Max of 384 GB
      Storage Configurations Hybrid and All Flash Hybrid, All-Flash, Optane, NVMe Hybrid, All-Flash and NVMe Hybrid
      Network Adapters Dual Port 10 GbE Broadcom;  Add-in-card Qlogic rNDC (Multiple Dual 10 GbE + Dual 1 GbE options) rNDC (Multiple Dual 10 GbE + Dual 1 GbE options) rNDC (Multiple Dual 10 GbE + Dual 1 GbE options)
      HCI Software Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (preinstalled) Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (preinstalled) Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (preinstalled) Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (preinstalled)
      Dell EMC Integrations OpenManage, Windows Admin Center (WAC), Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager OpenManage, Windows Admin Center (WAC), Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager OpenManage, Windows Admin Center (WAC), Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager OpenManage, Windows Admin Center (WAC), Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager
      Dell EMC Networking PowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100Gb PowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100Gb PowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100Gb PowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100Gb
    • Modernize Infrastructure with Dell EMC and Microsoft

      With Azure Stack HCI, modernize Infrastructure in a datacenter or an edge location while taking advantage of built-in Azure hybrid services to scale your applications, improve uptime and availability and simplify IT operations.

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      FEATURED WEBINAR

      Meet the new Dell EMC Microsoft Solutions for Azure Stack HCI

      Learn how Microsoft Azure Stack HCI combines Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2019, Windows Admin Center for management, and pre-configured Ready Nodes from Dell EMC to deliver enterprise-grade hyperconverged infrastructure.

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    • Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Resources

    Customer Stories
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      Customer Story: Destroomlijn

      Nonstop support and scalability

      Growing company meets its availability and scalability requirements with Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

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    • Customer Story: Pisa University

      Storage success with robust storage environment

      Italian university capitalizes on Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes to meet the needs of students, faculty members and industrial users.

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      Customer Story: CGI

      S2D Success at CGI Germany

      Global IT services company cuts costs and improves performance with Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

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      CUSTOMER STORY: FASTHOSTS

      Web hosting leader realizes dramatic gains with S2D Ready Nodes

      Read how a Web hosting leader realizes dramatic gains with Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

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      CUSTOMER STORY: WARDLE TRUST

      Educational Trust realizes benefits of IT consolidation

      Educational Trust realises the benefits of IT consolidation with Dell EMC Microsoft Storage.

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      CUSTOMER STORY: CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY

      City Streamlines IT with Ready Nodes

      Oklahoma City streamlines IT by moving from a traditional SAN environment to Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

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    LEARN AND EVALUATE
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      Dell EMC Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Solutions Brief

      Learn how Azure Stack HCI solutions from Dell EMC can help you transform IT infrastructure by providing the confidence, convenience and global support customers demand to run their business-critical applications

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      Dell EMC Portfolio for Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI

      Watch an overview of Dell EMC solution portfolio for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

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      Why Run SQL on Dell EMC S2D Ready Nodes?

      Learn about performance and overall TCO advantages of running Microsoft SQL Server workloads on S2D Ready Nodes

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      S2D Ready Nodes for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

      Reference architecture for integrating S2D Ready Nodes with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

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      S2D Ready Nodes for Citrix XenDesktop

      Reference architecture for integrating S2D Ready Nodes with Citrix XenDesktop VDI solution

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      Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Catalog

      Details of certified S2D ready node configurations listed on the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI catalog

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    DEPLOY AND MANAGE
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      Support Matrix

      Learn about supported firmware and drivers that have been validated for R740xd, R740xd2 and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node and PowerEdge R440 servers

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      Deployment Guide for a 2-Node QuickStart Configuration

      Deployment guide for 2-Node hyperconverged back-to-back connected infrastructure optimized for edge and remote/branch offices

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      Deployment Guide for a 4 Node QuickStart Configuration

      Deployment Guide for 4 node QuickStart configurations optimized for Remote and Branch Offices

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      Deployment Guide for a scalable Azure Stack HCI infrastructure

      Deployment Guide for scalable hyperconverged infrastructure with PowerEdge R440, R740xd, R740xd2 and R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node

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      S2D Ready Node Operations Guide

      Learn about best practices for simplified day-0 operations and life cycle management of S2D Ready Nodes

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      Networking Guide for S2D Ready Nodes

      Topology and configurations examples and best practices to deploy S2D Ready Nodes with Dell EMC PowerSwitch Networking switches

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      Knowledge Base

      Get technical documentation for Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

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    • Services & Support

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      ProSupport for Enterprise

      Highly trained Azure Stack HCI experts around the clock and around the globe to address your technical support needs, minimize disruptions and maintain a high-level of productivity.

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      ProDeploy for Enterprise

      Deploy Azure Stack HCI clusters with S2D Ready Nodes and Dell EMC Networking with confidence through extensive planning and validation by expert certified engineers.

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      Consulting Services

      From strategy to full-scale implementation, our consulting services can help you with application and infrastructure transformation utilizing Dell EMC Solutions for Azure Stack HCI.

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