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Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes

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Software-defined storage building blocks

Pre-configured with certified components and validated building blocks that can simplify ordering and reduce deployment risks

 
Ready Nodes for PowerEdge R740xd Rack Server

 

Hardware designed just for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct

Hardware designed just for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct

Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes are pre-configured with certified components and validated building blocks that can simplify ordering and reduce deployment risks while providing a superb customer support experience.
Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016

Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features like caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovation like RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.
Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes Confidence

Confidence

Tested and certified by Dell EMC and Microsoft to take the guesswork out of building Storage Spaces Direct clusters.
Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes Convenience

Convenience

Pre-configured Dell EMC Ready Nodes make adoption very convenient. And they reduce administrative work with fewer interfaces, fewer steps and less need for specialized knowledge.
Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes Customer support

Customer support

Supported globally by Dell EMC, providing streamlined, collaborative support from the first call.

Dell EMC offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. Dell EMC has expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
ProSupport Enterprise Suite

ProSupport Enterprise Suite

Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell EMC is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and service account management.
ProDeploy

ProDeploy

ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Trust Dell EMC experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations. Our complete suite of deployment services and professional certifications helps you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Training

Training

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.
Consulting

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.

Networking

  • Add-in-card:
    1 or 2x Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx dual port 25GbE or
    1 or 2x Qlogic FastLinQ QL41262 dual port 25GbE
    NDC: Dual port 10GbE with + dual port 1GbE

Memory*

  • 128GB –1.5TB

Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Silver, Gold and Platinum options

Power

  • PowerEdge R440, R640, R740xd
    Redundant; 1,100 or 750 watts

Services and Support

  • ProDeploy Plus with add-on for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (optional)
    ProSupport Plus or ProSupport
    ProSupport for Software for Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes (required) includes on-site diagnosis services for ROBO

Storage

  • Hybrid capacity PowerEdge R740xd
    Up to 12 x 3.5" NL-SAS/SATA HDD

    Hybrid balanced PowerEdge R740xd
    4 or 8 x 3.5" NL-SAS/SATA HDD

    NVME AIC + HDD R740xd
    Up to 12x 3.5" NL‑SAS/SATA HDD

    All-NVMe PowerEdge R740xd
    4 – 12 PCIe SSD NVMe mixed use

    NVME + HDD R740xd
    Up to 20x 2.5" NL-SAS/SATA or SAS 10K HDD

    NVME + SSD R740xd
    Up to 20 x 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs

    All-flash PowerEdge R740xd
    4 – 24 x 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs

    Hybrid capacity PowerEdge R640
    4/8/9 NL-SAS/SATA/SAS 10K HDD

    Hybrid balanced PowerEdge R640
    4/6/8 NL-SAS/SATA/SAS 10K HDD

    All-flash capacity PowerEdge R640
    4–12 x 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs

    All-flash balanced PowerEdge R640
    4–10 x 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs

    Hybrid Remote office branch office R640
    4/6/8x NL‑ SAS/SATA or SAS 10K HDD

    All-flash Remote office branch office R640
    4–10x SAS/SATA SSDs

    Hybrid PowerEdge R440
    4/6/8x 2TB NL SAS/SATA or 2x 4TB SAS 10K HDD

    All-flash PowerEdge R440
    4–10x 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs

Storage: OS Boot

  • BOSS with dual M.2 240GB and 480GB (RAID 1)

Storage Devices

  • Internal HBA330

Drive Controllers

  • Internal HBA330

Software

  • Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) 9

    Software (optional)
    OpenManage Essentials
    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition comes with Storage Spaces Direct

Chassis

  • Hybrid capacity PowerEdge R740xd
    12 x 3.5" front + 4 x 3.5” mid + 2 x 3.5" rear

    Hybrid balanced PowerEdge R740xd
    12 x 3.5" front

    NVME AIC + HDD R740xd
    12 x 3.5" front bay with 2 NVMe AICs

    All-NVMe PowerEdge R740xd
    24 x 2.5" front with 12 NVMe drives

    NVME + HDD or SSD R740xd
    24 x 2.5" front bay with up to 4 NVMe drives

    All-flash PowerEdge R740xd
    24 x 2.5" front

    Hybrid capacity PowerEdge R640
    10 x 2.5" front + 2 x 2.5" rear
     
    Hybrid balanced PowerEdge R640
    10 x 2.5" front

    All-flash capacity PowerEdge R640
    10 x 2.5" front + 2 x 2.5" rear flex

    All-flash balanced PowerEdge R640
    10 x 2.5" front

    Remote office branch office R640
    10 x 2.5" front

    Hybrid PowerEdge R440
    10 x 2.5" front

    All-flash PowerEdge R440
    10 x 2.5" front

Compute

  • PowerEdge R740xd
    PowerEdge R640
    PowerEdge R440

Cache

  • Hybrid capacity PowerEdge R740xd
    Up to 6 x SAS/SATA WI/MU SSDs

    Hybrid balanced PowerEdge R740xd
    2 or 4 x SAS/SATA WI/MU SSDs

    NVME AIC + HDD R740xd
    2x PCIe NVMe add-in-cards

    NVME + HDD or SSD R740xd
    2-4x PCIe NVMe drives

    Hybrid capacity PowerEdge R640
    2/3/4 x SAS/SATA WI/MU SSDs

    Hybrid balanced PowerEdge R640
    2x SAS/SATA WI/MU SSDs

    Hybrid Remote office branch office R640
    2x SAS/SATA WI/MU SSDs

    Hybrid PowerEdge R440
    2x SAS/SATA MU SSDs
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