Up to 80% of workloads will run on a cloud architecture by 2024.1 Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud) are pre-certified and fully validated to help accelerate and simplify the transition to cloud. Select from a number of pre-configured servers or customize a system for your unique needs.


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Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud)

Intel offers cloud blocks that have been pre-certified for several popular ISV software stacks.

Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) for Microsoft Azure* Stack HCI

Featuring the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) for Microsoft Azure* Stack HCI offer an unbranded comprehensive, validated, and tested system, which embraces the latest technologies to accelerate cloud and software-defined storage deployments.

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Intel® Data Center Blocks for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud*

Intel® Data Center Blocks with Nutanix software work seamlessly together delivering the latest technology, validated by Intel and certified by Nutanix, designed to streamline your path to market, providing a simplified solution to help build your business.

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Cloud Blocks for VMware*

Featuring the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (Intel® DCB for Cloud) - VMware* vSAN ReadyNode offer a validated, cost-effective, software-defined storage solution tailored for scenarios requiring outstanding performance.

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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 (Intel® DCB for Cloud) – VMware* are optimized for high-performance computing (HPC), hyper-converged infrastructure, and outstanding storage performance. 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors simplify the path to SDS solutions with features such as:

  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2)
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
  • Integrated RDMA
  • More PCIe* memory and bandwidth
  • Intel® Optane™ SSDs
  • Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L)
  • Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK)
  • Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT)

Configure to Order Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB)

Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB) are purpose built, fully validated server systems that can help partners accelerate time to market with innovative server solutions built with the latest technology. In addition to predefined configurations, Intel will also build servers to your specifications from a list of validated components optimizing the performance and costs when a more custom system is needed. For use by Distributors and Resellers, only.

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Intel® Premier Support Partners Offer World-Class Onsite Break-Fix Support, Parts Delivery, Re-Work, and Repair for Intel Server Products

So that you can operate worry-free, through an extensive qualification process, Intel has created partnerships with world-class service providers. Intel® Data Center Solutions Premier Support Partners (PSP's) uniquely offer customers a choice of pre-qualified providers so that customers can select services that best fit their needs. Certified PSPs are trained on Intel Server Products and have direct access to Intel’s technical engineering support teams. And, Intel PSPs have quick access to Intel spare parts and accessories to support service warranties so that businesses can get the fixes needed to keep the business running.

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When you buy from Intel® Approved Suppliers, you get quality Intel® technology as well as the product knowledge to support customer solutions.

Reseller Benefits

Speed Time to Market

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

Drive Innovation

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

Intel Quality and Reliability

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

Intel's Transparent Supply Chain

Secure your business and manage risk end-to-end n the supply chain with the Intel's 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 and Intel® Server Board was manufactured.

Product and Performance Information

1 Intel and Bain analysis 2016.