Simplifying Access to Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Solutions and Private Cloud

Modernizing storage resources is an essential element to software-defined infrastructure (SDI), driving high demand for SDS solutions to transform fixed storage resources to be more agile, scalable, and efficient. Cloud Blocks for VMware* vSAN ReadyNode are fully validated, pre-configured server systems with VMware vSAN* certifications included, helping resellers reduce complexity and speed time to market.

Key Features

  • Fully validated, pre-configured server systems with VMware VSAN* certifications included
  • Available in all-flash and hybrid storage configurations
  • 2U 4 node or 2U 1 node Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Chassis options
  • Powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family
  • Integrated with Intel® Solid State Drives (Intel® SSD) where applicable
  • Third-party memory in configurations optimized and pre-certified for VMware VSAN*
  • Includes Intel® Remote Management Module (Intel® RMM) for secure remote server access and control
  • Embedded with more than 100 sensors that monitor all critical functions

Breakthrough Performance for High-Speed Networking and I/O

Now powered by the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud – VMware* are optimized for high-performance computing, hyper-converged infrastructure, and outstanding storage performance.

Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors simplify the path to SDS solutions with features such:

  • Intel® AVX 2.0
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
  • Integrated RDMA
  • More PCIe* memory and bandwidth
  • Intel® Optane SSD
  • Intel® Storage SW (ISA-L, SPDK)
  • Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT)

Find a Supplier


Browse a list of Intel® Authorized Distributors and Approved Suppliers.

Modernize Storage with VMware vSAN* + Intel® Architecture

Cloud Blocks for VMware* are fully validated, vSAN Software-Defined certified and configured specifically to optimize the features of Software-Defined Storage. These features simplify the provisioning and management of storage resources to help customers reduce costs, create affordable business continuity and better prioritize storage resources.

Learn more about VMware vSAN* software-defined solutions ›

Customer Use Cases

  • Business-critical applications
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery
  • Test and development scenarios
  • Enterprise production workloads

Intel® Transparent Supply Chain


Secure your business and manage risk end-to-end in the supply chain with the Intel® Transparent Supply Chain – a set of policies and procedures implemented at Intel’s factories enabling end users to validate where and when every component of an Intel® Server Board was manufactured.

Reseller Benefits

Pre-integrated and fully validated systems reduce barriers to market and help you enter strong and growing data center categories such as Cloud, SDI, HPC, SMB, and others.

Fully validated building blocks reduce time to market, complexity, and costs of system design, validation, and integration.

Configured blocks help you focus R&D resources on differentiation and value-add while accelerating customer transformation to better technologies.

Intel’s proven quality, reliability, and value assist pre-sale customer buy in while Intel warranty and support boost post-sales confidence.

Product Specifications

Compare detailed technical specifications side-by-side

Order Code Components Description
All Flash-Configurations (SATA SSDs for capacity, NVMe* SSDs for cache)    
VRN2208WFAF831 VMware vSAN Profile All-Flash 8 (AF-8)
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WF
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage 24 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800x Series and Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series)
  Memory 768 GB memory
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
     
VRN2208WFAF821 VMware vSAN Profile All-Flash 8 (AF-8)
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WF
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5120 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage 12 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800x Series and Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series)
  Memory 384 GB memory
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
     
VRN2208WFAF811 VMware vSAN Profile All-Flash (Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series and Intel® SSD DC S4500 Series)
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WF
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5118 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage 11.5 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series and Intel® SSD DC S4500 Series)
  Memory 384 GB memory
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
     
VRN2224BPAF61 VMware vSAN Profile All-Flash 6 (AF-6)
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600BP
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5118 processor
  Chassis 2U 4 node Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3
  Storage 9.6 TB raw storage capacity per node (38.4 TB Total)
  Storage Type All-Flash (Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800x Series and Intel® SSD DC S4500 Series)
  Memory 256 GB memory per node (1 TB total)
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
     
Hybrid Configurations (Hard drives for capacity, SSDs for cache)    
VRN2208WFHY62 3 VMware vSAN Profile Hybrid 6 (HY-6)
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600WF
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5115 processor
  Chassis 2U 1 node Intel® Server System R2208WF0ZS
  Storage 12 TB raw storage capacity
  Storage Type Hybrid (Intel® SSD DC S4600 Series and Hard Disk Drive* (HDD))
  Memory 256 GB memory
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module
     
VRN2224BPHY62 3 VMware vSAN Profile Hybrid 6 (HY-6)
  Board Intel® Server Board S2600BP
  Processor Intel® Xeon® Gold 5115 processor
  Chassis Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3
  Storage 8 TB raw storage capacity per node (32 TB total)
  Storage Type Hybrid (Intel® SSD DC S4600 Series and Hard Disk Drive* (HDD))
  Memory 256 GB memory per node (1 TB total)
  RMM Intel® Remote Management Module

Product and Performance Information

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Third party software stack not included.

2

HDDs and third party software stack not included.

3

Pending vSAN Ready Node system certification. Will launch upon certification completion.