Simplifying and Accelerating Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) Deployment

With the global network functions virtualization (NFV) market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42%, reaching $15.5 billion by 2020, a massive market opportunity exists. However, many system builders do not have deep experience in designing for the unique requirements of multi-function systems and are looking for a way to address the complexity they face in selecting and validating optimal configurations.

The NFVI Server Block designed and tested by Intel to deliver exceptional performance for NFVI workloads. Rather than procuring hardware as components and building the system from scratch, this Data Center Block comes as a pre-configured system to help partners accelerate time to market with workload optimized solutions.

Key Resources

Key Benefits

  • Optimized for the unique needs of network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) workloads to deliver exceptional performance
  • Fully validated, pre-configured Data Center Block saves time and money1 freeing up resources to focus on value-add and competitive differentiation
  • Single order code simplifies procurement and reduces complexity associated with system design and validation
  • Intel quality and reliability with world-class integration, validation, certification, and support
  • Standard Intel three-year warranty ensures customer satisfaction

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NFVI Enablement Options from Intel

NFVI Server Block

Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Reference Architecture

Intel® Select Fast Track Kit for NFVI

Pre-configured, fully-validated Intel Xeon® Scalable processor-based system with balanced Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT), Networking, and NVMe* Storage are designed to accelerate time to market.

Ensures efficient data flows, with consistent, repeatable performance.

Designed to meet the Intel® Select Solution for NFVI hardware specification.

Reference Architecture that includes a hardened configuration of hardware, firmware, and software optimized for essential NFV workloads.

Delivered as a branded Intel® Select Solution systems through Intel partners.

The NFVI Server Block hardware is used for reference architecture validation.

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Combines the NFVI Server Block with pre-installed Intel® Select Solution for NFVI software (Ubuntu or RedHat).

Provides faster access to a fully functional NFVI optimized development platform.

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Configure Your Own Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB)

Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) can be Configured To Order (CTO) to meet the specific needs of a customer. This online CTO Tool provides the flexibility to build to specific requirements and automates the quoting process with the Distributor of your choice.

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Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) Promotions

Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) make it easier for you to adopt, qualify, and sell the latest Intel® technology. Intel® Technology Provider can take advantage of specialty programs and promotions to further extend the benefits of using these blocks to accelerate time to market with innovative solutions.

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Product Specifications


Order Code



2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 processor, 22 Cores, 2.1 GHz, Base non-AVX Core frequency, 30.25 LLC (MB), 140 W TDP

Board + Chassis

Intel® Server System R2208WFQZS (including Intel® Server Board S2600WFQ with symmetric Intel® QAT and 2U Intel® Server Chassis with 8 x 2.5” backplane


16.93" x 27.95" x 3.44"

Power Supply

2x Redundant 1300 W CRPS - AC, Titanium


24x RDIMM 16 GB – DDR4 288-pin, 2666 MHz (384 GB total)


4x Intel® SSD DC P4500 (1.0 TB)

Boot Drives (R1)

2x Intel® SSD DC S4500 (240 GB)

NVMe* Switch

1x 4 Port Switch adapter (CPU1 riser)

Cables - Storage

4x OCuLink* Cables for 4 drives -- AXXCBL470CVCR (1), AXXCBL530CVCR (1), AXXCBL800CVCR (2)

Connectivity - NICs

4x Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710-DA2 (25 GbE, 2 adapters per riser)

Management NIC

1x Intel® Ethernet Network Connection OCP I357-T4

Rear Hot Swap Backplane (HSBP)

Rear Hot-swap Dual Drive Cage Upgrade Kit

Product and Performance Information


Cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel®-based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings. Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction.