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  • Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes are pre-configured, validated and certified server nodes designed to run Microsoft Azure Stack HCI to deploy a Microsoft Hyperconverged Infrastructure solution. Pre-configured Dell EMC Ready Nodes make adoption very convenient and reduce administrative work with fewer interfaces, fewer steps and less need for specialized knowledge.
    • Specifications

      • Product Spec Sheet

      • Compute Integration

        Dell EMC OpenManagement Integration for Windows Admin Center 
        Dell EMC OpenManagement Integration for Microsoft Systems Center 

      • Processors

        Dual Intel Xeon Scalable (Select Silver/Gold/Platinum options) 

      • Form Factor

        1 or 2U Rack Appliance 

      • HCI Software

        Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Edition with Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct, SDN  
        Microsoft Windows Admin Center (WAC) 
        Microsoft Systems Center 

      • Network

        Dual Port PowerSwitch 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100Gb  
        Qlogic, Mellanox ConnectX-4 LX, or Mellanox Connect X5 

      • Security

        Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (optional) 

      • Service

        ProSupport and ProSupport Plus, ProDeploy, ProDeploy Plus with add-on for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes 
        ProSupport for Software for Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes 
        Consulting Services for Azure Stack HCI 
        Storage: Hybrid, All-Flash, Optane, NVMe 

      • Storage

        Hybrid, All-Flash, Optane, NVMe 

    • Compare Dell EMC Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes

      R440 S2D Ready Node R640 S2D Ready Node R740XD S2D Ready Node R740XD2 S2D Ready Node
      Storage Configurations Hybrid (SSD + HDD) and All FlashHybrid (SSD + HDD), All-Flash, NVMe, Optane + SSD, Optane Memory + NVMe/SSD Hybrid (SSD + HDD), All-Flash, All NVMe, NVMe + HDD/SSD Hybrid (SSD + HDD)
      Form Factor1U1U2U2U
      Chassis Configurations8 and 10 x 2.5" drives10 and 12 x 2.5” drives12 and 18 x 3.5" drives, and 24 x 2.5" drives24 x 3.5" drives
      CPUsDual Intel Xeon Scalable ProcessorsDual Intel Xeon Scalable ProcessorsDual Intel Xeon Scalable ProcessorsDual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

      Memory (Min/Max) 

      128 GB / 1 TB128 GB / 1.5 TB128 GB / 1.5 TB96 GB / 384 GB

      Storage for Cache

      2 x 960GB SAS/SATA MU SSDsUp to 4 x 3.84 TB SAS/SATA SSDs; or to 2 x 6.4 TB NVMe; or to 12 x 128 GB Optane MemoryUp to 6 x 3.84 TB SAS  / SATA SSDs; or to 4 x 6.4 TB PCIe SSD NVMeUp to 8 x 3.84 TB SAS/SATA SSDs

      Storage for Capacity

      Up to 10 x 2TB SAS/ SATA HDD/SSDUp to 8 x 7.6 TB SAS/ SATA HDD/SSD; or to 10 x 6.4TB SSD NMVeUp to 12  x 12 TB SAS/ SATA HDDs; or to 12 x 6.4 TB PCIe SSD NVMe; or 24 x 3.8TB SSDsUp to 20 x 2 TB NL-SAS/SATA HDD

      Raw Storage (Min/Max)

      8 TB / 38.8 TB3.2TB / 64 TB3.2 TB to 96 TB128 to 252 TB

      Dell EMC Networking

      PowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100GbPowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100Gb
      PowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100GbPowerSwitch S 1Gb, 10Gb, 25-100Gb
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    • Services

      Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes configurations come with a 3 year Enhanced Hardware Warranty. All software comes with the EMC Software Warranty.

      The following services are available for purchase.


      Support Services
      ProSupport for Enterprise (formerly Enhanced, Premium Support)

      24x7 remote technical support, options for next business day or 4-hour mission critical onsite response, automated issue detection, self-service case initiation, and hypervisor, operating environment software and OS support  

      ProSupport Plus for Enterprise


      Includes all ProSupport for Enterprise features, plus priority access to ProSupport Plus engineers, a designated Technology Service Manager, regular assessments and recommendations, monthly reporting, and systems maintenance guidance  

      ProSupport for S2D Ready Nodes 

      Comprehensive support across the hardware and the software. These component-level services are easy to attach to the order and deliver a streamlined implementation and single source support. When an S2D Ready Node is purchased, by default ProSupport Plus and ProSupport for Software are added to the order (with 3, 4, 5 and 7 year options).


      Professional Services
      ProDeploy for EnterpriseIntegrate new technology into existing environments with confidence through extensive planning and validation by expert certified engineers.
      ProDeploy Plus for EnterpriseThe most complete enterprise deployment offer available in the market, ensures you are ready for today and prepared for tomorrow.
      ProDeploy for S2D Ready NodesInstallation, configuration and validation of the S2D software as an addition to ProDeploy or ProDeploy Plus. This add-on approach allows incremental deployment services that scale with solution size and reduce the time, effort, and risk to enable software defined storage. 
      Basic DeploymentConsistent installation of enterprise hardware by experienced technicians. Worry-free installations give you the freedom to focus on your business.
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    • Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack

      Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that delivers Azure applications, services and management capabilities on-premises.

      • Integrated, accelerated and consistent hybrid cloud solution, on-site or at the intelligent edge
      • Automated IT service delivery and on-demand self-service resources
      • Cloud native applications
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