Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud)

Up to 80% of workloads will run on a cloud architecture by 2024.1 Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud) are pre-certified and fully validated to help accelerate and simplify the transition to cloud. Select from a number of pre-configured servers or customize a system for your unique needs.

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Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud)

Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud)

Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud can help your customers accelerate and simplify their transition to the cloud and software-defined infrastructure.

Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud)

Intel offers cloud blocks that have been pre-certified for several popular ISV software stacks.

Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) for Microsoft Azure* Stack HCI

Featuring the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family, Intel ® DCB’s certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI offers an unbranded, comprehensive and validated system that embraces the latest technologies to accelerate hybrid / multi-cloud and software-defined storage deployments.

Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Intel® DCB’s combined with Nutanix software work seamlessly together to deliver the latest technology validated by Intel and certified by Nutanix. The result of this collaboration enables you to accelerate your time-to-market, provide a simplified solution for end customers who want to grow their business with new revenue streams within the complex and growing hybrid /multi-cloud environments.

Cloud Blocks for VMware*

Featuring the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family, Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud - VMware vSAN ReadyNode offer a validated, cost-effective, software-defined storage solution enabling fast deployment with pre-configured and pre-tested configurations that scales quickly to meet growing needs. This VMware vSAN ReadyNode data center block delivers a high-performance, flash-optimized hyperconverged storage solution for any application.

Breakthrough Performance for High-Speed Networking and I/O

Now powered by the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud) – VMware* are optimized for high-performance computing (HPC), hyper-converged infrastructure, and outstanding storage performance. 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors simplify the path to SDS solutions 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® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L)
  • Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK)
  • Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT)

Reseller Benefits

Speed Time to Market

Fully validated and pre-certified building blocks reduce time to market, complexity, and costs of system design, validation, and integration.

Drive Innovation

Configured blocks help you focus R&D resources on differentiation and value-add while accelerating customer transformation to better technologies.

Intel Quality and Reliability

Intel’s proven quality, reliability, and value assist pre-sale customer buy in while Intel warranty and support boost post-sales confidence.

Configure to Order Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB)

Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) are purpose built, fully validated server systems that can help partners accelerate time to market with innovative server solutions built with the latest technology. In addition to predefined configurations, Intel will also build servers to your specifications from a list of validated components optimizing the performance and costs when a more custom system is needed. For use by Distributors and Resellers, only.

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Intel® Premier Support Partners

So that you can operate worry-free, through an extensive qualification process, Intel has created partnerships with world-class service providers. Intel® Data Center Solutions Premier Support Partners uniquely offer customers a choice of pre-qualified providers so that customers can select services that best fit their needs. Certified PSPs are trained on Intel® Server Products and have direct access to Intel’s technical engineering support teams. And, Intel® Data Center Solutions Premier Support Partners have quick access to Intel spare parts and accessories to support service warranties so that businesses can get the fixes needed to keep the business running.

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Product and Performance Information

1 Intel and Bain analysis 2016.