Transform Data Center Efficiency

Transform data center efficiency with Intel® Optane™ technology and Microsoft Azure Stack* HCI -- highly virtualized compute, storage, and networking on industry-standard servers, and optimized for 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Looking to transform data center efficiency and help reduce total data center costs? You are not alone. Businesses of all sizes and across industry verticals must optimize and modernize their data centers to remain competitive. Through hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Microsoft Azure Stack* HCI solutions can enable organizations to simplify deployments, scale operations, increase reliability and manageability, and maximize resource utilization.

By combining highly virtualized compute, storage, and networking on industry-standard servers and components, Microsoft Azure Stack* HCI makes it possible to run virtualized applications on premises as well as connect to Microsoft Azure for cloud services.

Microsoft Azure Stack* HCI is optimized for 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, a workload-optimized platform designed to deliver agility with enhanced performance and advanced capabilities. Adding Intel® Optane™ technology to Microsoft Azure Stack* HCI can help organizations increase data throughput, reduce latency, affordably increase memory capacity, and quickly extract value from large datasets for timely, actionable insights, all while potentially consolidating workloads on a smaller data center footprint.

Intel has created multiple reference architectures to accelerate infrastructure decisions and solve storage efficiency and memory capacity issues. Organizations can look to these modern solutions to help meet today’s storage and memory requirements across a wide variety of use cases.

This brief describes the business benefits of Intel Optane technology, such as improving working storage, affordably improving memory capacity and memory caching, and achieving low-latency Ethernet. Then you'll learn about the various reference architectures for workload-driven HCI designs.

Replacing standard SSDs with Intel® Optane™ SSDs at the cache tier can help businesses get insights faster. And by including Intel® Optane™ persistent memory, organizations can quickly extract meaningful insights from very large datasets, scale delivery of services, and support more customers at compelling cost savings.

Together, these technologies can give organizations of every size and type the ability to modernize their infrastructure to get the most value from their data so they can grow and thrive.