Deploy, Manage, and Scale with Ease
A GIGABYTE server with a validated Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solution allows enterprises to add a consolidated all-in-one solution with simplicity and flexibility. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is an architecture that joins networking, storage, computing, virtualization, and back up into a centralized management solution. Virtual machines (VMs) can be used for edge workloads in branch offices or retail. At the same time, virtualization-based security protect sensitive workloads. In addition, through centralized management it is easy to scale up or down a hyper-converged data center. In GIGABYTE’s H262-Z61 server, Microsoft's Azure HCI solution has been integrated.
Why Microsoft Azure Stack HCI
Able to run a virtual machine on premises then connect to cloud for recovery or management.
Small footprint server starting at 2 nodes, and a system costing less than $10k/node.
Ease of Management
Windows Admin Center can manage the hybrid nature, while handling normal daily operations and issues.
Support for the Best
Support the latest NVMe drives, persistent memory, and remote-direct memory access (RDMA) networking.
Solid Performing Hardware
Azure HCI is a cluster that runs on validated hardware for performance and resiliency.
Allow users, apps, and VMs in a two-node HCI cluster to run through hardware failures without disruption, and without the added expense of a hardware RAID.
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Embrace the Power of Cloud
Program & web developers can use virtual machines on servers that allocate the resources accordingly while allowing them to work remotely.
Documents and workload can be shared on systems that are at different locations, reducing need for multiple servers. Servers can essentially be a cluster that shares resources.
Student data, payroll, etc. is safely shared and stored in software-defined storage. Furthermore, consolidation and efficient resource management reduces costs.
You May Be Curious
What is Azure Stack HCI?
Azure Stack HCI is a hyperconverged Windows Server 2019 cluster that uses validated hardware to run virtualized workloads on-premises.
What is included in GIGABYTE's Azure Stack HCI solution?
・Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition
・Windows Admin Center
・Optional Azure services
What is included in the Azure Stack family?
・Azure Stack Edge
・Azure Stack HCI
・Azure Stack Hub
What is the difference between Azure Stack HCI and Azure Stack Hub?
Azure Stack HCI allows you to run virtualized workloads on-premises, managed with Windows Admin Center and optionally connected to Azure for hybrid scenarios. Azure Stack Hub allows you to run Azure IaaS and PaaS services on-premises to consistently build and run cloud apps anywhere.
What do Azure Stack Hub and Azure Stack HCI solutions have in common?
Both feature the same Hyper-V-based software-defined compute, storage, and networking technologies, which meet testing and validation criteria to ensure reliability and compatibility with the underlying hardware.
Can I upgrade from Azure Stack HCI to Azure Stack Hub?
No, but customers can migrate their workloads from Azure Stack HCI to Azure Stack Hub or Azure.
How do I buy Azure Stack HCI solutions?
1) Buy a Microsoft-validated system
2) Install Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition and Windows Admin Center; for management and the ability to connect to Azure to cloud services
3) Optionally use your Azure account to attach cloud-based management and security services to your workloads