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DataON and Intel have collaborated to create an Intel Select Solution for Windows Server Software-Defined Storage.

Intel Select Solutions are workload-optimized data center solutions that simplify and accelerate the process of selecting and deploying the hardware and software needed for today’s workloads and applications.

Intel Select Solutions:

  • Simplify evaluation and eliminate guesswork via tightly specified hardware and software components
  • Have pre-defined settings and system-wide tuning enabling smooth deployment
  • Are designed and benchmarked to perform optimally for specific workloads

Based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Select Solutions enable enterprises to make confident choices in deploying data center infrastructure. The Intel Select Solution for Windows Server Software-Defined Storage features:

  • Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel C620 Series Chipsets
  • Intel Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series or Intel® 3D NAND SSDs in the cache tier featuring the NVMe interface
  • All-flash in the capacity tier with Intel 3D NAND SSDs using the NVMe or SATA interface

Intel Select Solutions are rigorously tested and benchmarked at a system-wide level. Well-known third party and industry benchmarking tools that simulate real-world loads are used to identify and eliminate pressure points.

Read the Solution BriefDataON and Intel Select Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Maximizes IOPS Performance for Windows Server Software-Defined Storage
Read about Intel & Microsoft Select Solutions
“We are pleased that DataON and Intel have created a Select Solution with Windows Server Software-Defined Storage. Having a solution that is validated by both Microsoft and Intel should give customers the greatest confidence in their choice to deploy a Windows Server hyper-converged infrastructure”
Subodh Bhargava
Senior Program Manager, Windows Server Software Defined Microsoft
TracSystem Lightning Series Powered by Intel® Optane™ Technology

The TracSystem Lightning series leverages the Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Family, Intel® Optane™ Technology and NVM Express (NVMe™) to deliver breakthrough performance and incredible responsiveness, with greater VM density.

  • Breakthrough performance and dramatically reduced disk latency with 3M IOPS performance (running VM Fleet) for write-intensive workloads by leveraging Intel® Optane™ SSDs that are NVMe-based for the fast cache tier in Window Server 2016.
  • Greater VM density per cluster with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, delivering up to 28 cores per socket, 18 DIMMS per CPU memory density, and 224 physical cores for a 4-node Storage Spaces Direct HCI deployment.

Highest networking efficiency and throughput with SMB3 RDMA fabric delivering 2x throughput compared to TCP/IP, less than 1 µsec latency from VM-to-VM communication, and fewer CPU cycles per I/O with better core utilization

Performance Tuned
Windows Server based HCI that counts IOPS in millions
Cutting Edge Technology
Intel® Optane® Technology with low latency and high density
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, with up to 28 cores per socket
SMB3 RDMA networking for maximum throughput and lower CPU utilization
Linear Scalability on Demand
Compute, networking and storage delivers maximum responsiveness and efficiency; supports up to 16 nodes
Easy to Deploy and Manage
DataON MUST tool provides visibility, monitoring and management for Windows Server 2016 deployments
Nodes Per Cluster4 to 16 Nodes4 to 16 Nodes4 to 16 Nodes
PlatformIntel® Xeon® Scalable Processor
with Intel C620 Chipsets
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor
with Intel C620 Chipsets
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor
with Intel C620 Chipsets
Form Factor1U 1-Node rack server with 10 NVMe U.2 2.5"drives2U 1-Node rack server with 24 NVMe U.2 2.5" drives2U 4-Node rack server with 24 NVMe U.2 2.5"drives
CPU Cores16 to 44 Cores16 to 44 Cores16 to 44 Cores
Memory256GB to 1.5TB per node256GB to 1.5TB per node256GB to 1.5TB per node
Performance TierIntel Optane™Intel Optane™Intel Optane™
Capacity TierAll NVMe SSDsAll NVMe SSDsAll NVMe SSDs
Networking2x 10GbE RJ45; 2x 10GbE SFP+ or 2x 40/100GbE QSFP282x 10GbE RJ45; 2x 10GbE SFP+ or 2x 40/100GbE QSFP282x 10GbE RJ45; 2x 10GbE SFP+ or 2x 40/100GbE QSFP28
Max. TDP145W140W140W
Power SuppliesDual 724WDual 1300WDual 1600W
Dimensions 1.69” H x 16.92” W x 29.53” D3.44” H x 16.93” W x 27.95” D3.42” H x 17.24” W x 28.86” D
MUST Datasheet

Infrastructure Visibility and Management Tool

DataON solutions are integrated with DataON MUST, providing SAN-like storage monitoring features for customers deploying Windows Server 216 Software-Defined Solutions.

Dashboard Level Metrics
MUST delivers SAN-like storage monitoring features through a single pane of glass, providing real-time dashboard level metrics for IOPS, latency, throughput on cluster nodes and volumes.
Fully Integrated with SM-API
MUST utilizes the Windows Storage Health Service API built into Windows Server 2016 to monitor Storage Spaces Direct.
All DataON WSSD solutions are pre-configured with MUST at no extra charge.
System Alerts
With system alerts based on Windows Health Service faults and SAN-like call home services, systems administrators will be automatically notified of hardware failures, configuration issues and resource saturation.
Single Pane of Glass
MUST provides advanced cluster monitoring, performance metrics, system health statistics, and automated system alerts.