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    • Designed to simplify your organization's path to creating a hybrid datacenter, the AX nodes offer reliability, confidence and simplified management tools. AX nodes include Lifecycle Management with cluster aware updates to keep your data safe while making the update process simple, safe and and minimize disruptions in your hybrid datacenter. Even with the simplicity presented in AX nodes, your HCI infrastructure is still backed by our leading solution level ProSupport, to give you the confidence to create confidently. 

    • Watch the video to learn how Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI delivers agility, simplicity, and scalability.

    • CONFIGURATIONS AND USE CASES

      CONFIGURATIONS AND USE CASES

      Discover the building blocks for a hyperconverged, software-defined datacenter.

      Learn more about Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - including Windows Server 2019 and Hyper-V.

    • Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

    OVERVIEW

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      On-Premises Performance, On-Cloud Cost Savings

      Azure Stack HCI combines the software- defined compute, storage and networking features of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 with AX nodes from Dell Technologies to offer the high performance, scalable and secure foundation needed for a software-defined infrastructure.

      Comprehensive management with Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for Windows Admin Center, rapid time to value with Dell EMC ProDeploy options, and solution-level Dell EMC ProSupport complete this modern portfolio.

      • AX Nodes: Built using industry leading PowerEdge servers, AX Nodes running Windows Server 2019 offer fully productized, validated and factory configured HCI nodes for varying use cases. A robust set of configurations and three 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 Integration: Only Dell EMC offers automation of LCM-Cluster Aware Updates for end to end simplified management. Coupled with lifecycle management capabilities, Azure Stack HCI provides updated baseline compliance, reducing cycle time with fewer disruptions in service, and increased resiliency from a single pane of glass. 
      • 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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      AX-6515

      AX-640

      AX-740XD

      Best For

      Edge and space (depth) constrained locations

      ROBO, workloads needing balance of high performance, cost and density

      Workloads needing high performance compute and storage configurations

      Form Factor

      1U

      1U

      2U

      Nodes in a cluster

      2 to 16

      2 to 16

      2 to 16

      CPUs

      2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
      Memory (Min/Max) 64 GB / 1 TB 96 GB / 1.5 TB 96 GB / 1.5 TB
      Raw Storage (Min/Max) 3.2 TB / 61.4 TB 3.2 TB / 92.16 TB 3.2 TB / 192 TB
      Storage Configurations All Flash Hybrid, All-Flash, Optane, NVMe Hybrid, All-Flash and NVMe
      Dell EMC Networking PowerSwitch S 10, 25, 100Gb PowerSwitch S 1, 10, 25, 100Gb PowerSwitch S 1, 10, 25, 100Gb
    • TRADITIONAL TO MODERN IT

      TRADITIONAL TO MODERN IT

      Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI provides high performance, availability, and flexibility.

      Watch this video to learn how this solution can help your organization move from traditional to modern IT infrastructure.

    • 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 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 AX Nodes from Dell EMC to deliver enterprise-grade hyperconverged infrastructure.

    • Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Resources

    Customer Stories

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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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      CUSTOMER STORY: TOKIO MARINE

      An Insurance Policy for Enhancing IT Performance

      Read how Tokio Marine Assistance transforms its IT with Dell EMC hyperconverged technology.

    • A Solid Base for the Future

      CUSTOMER STORY: SWIFF-TRAIN COMPANY

      A Solid Base for the Future

      Read how Swiff-Train Company  modernized its data center using Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and OpenManage Integrations.

    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

    DEPLOY AND MANAGE

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      Dell EMC Microsoft S2D Ready Nodes

      Pre-configured, validated and certified hyperconverged infrastructure nodes designed to run Microsoft Azure Stack HCI 

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      Deployment Guide

      An overview of Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, guidance on how to integrate solution components, and instructions for preparing and deploying the solution infrastructure

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      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

    TECHNICAL RESOURCES

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      Upgrading to Windows Server 2019 on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers

      Read about a simple process that can dramatically reduce your storage footprint.

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      The Science behind Upgrading to Windows Server 2019 on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers

      Read about what we tested, how we tested, and what we found.


    • 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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