Get up and running quickly and reliably with DataON HCI-7208G validated nodes for Azure Stack HCI. Optimized for workloads in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), with all-NVMe flash storage, they provide a reference architecture-like experience for organizations looking to start or extend their hybrid cloud journey with Azure services, consolidate virtualized workloads, and implement Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on-premises to run containerized applications.

The HCI-7208G features NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) for the best experience with graphics-rich virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and artificial intelligence and machines learning (AI & ML) applications. 

DataON validated nodes are powered by 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, combining Intel® technology with Azure Arc-enabled Azure Stack HCI. Microsoft and Intel have worked closely together to optimize the features and performance of Azure Stack HCI, providing a fast path to hybrid cloud deployment and data center infrastructure modernization.

ModelDataON HCI-7208G validated nodes for Azure Stack HCI
ProfileAll-NVMe; GPU optimized
Form Factor1U / 1-Node rack server
Scalability2 to 16 Nodes per cluster
CPU4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
CoresDual socket, 8-64 cores (per node)
Memory512GB – 8TB DDR5 MT/s DIMMs (or 4TB per processor) / 32 slots (per node)
Raw Storage3TB – 122TB
Drive Bay Configuration8x 2.5” NVMe U.2
PCIe Slot Configuration2x PCIe 5.0 x8; 2x PCIe 5.0 x16 (2W), 2x PCIe 5.0 x16 (1W)
Onboard Networking2x 10GbE RJ45 OCP mezzanine (per node)
Add-on Networking2x 25GbE SFP28 or 2x 40/50/100GbE QSFP 28/56 2-port RDMA (per node)
GPU SupportYes
PMEM SupportNo
Secured-Core ServerYes
Kernel Soft RebootYes
Vectorized AESYes
VM Memory EncryptionYes

A complete and turnkey experience

Our team of Microsoft experts know how to design, deploy, and support Azure Stack HCI. We deliver our solutions as a complete, turnkey experience and we will work with you to performance tune your workloads with benchmarks.

Simplified management with DataON MUST

Combines with Windows Admin Center to provide monitoring & management from a single console. Adds functionality such as enhanced disk mapping, alert servers, and call home service.

World-class service and support

DataON is an exclusive Microsoft partner and our team of Azure Stack HCI experts provide white glove service to make sure you stay up and running.

Accelerating performance with 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are designed to optimize the performance of Azure Stack HCI and features such as Storage Spaces Direct, Hyper-V, software-defined networking, and Windows Admin Center.

Solidigm NVMe SSDs for performance software-defined storage

Solidigm TLC NAND and QLC NAND SSDs provide high performance and low latency or Azure Stack HCI. All-flash SSDs offer the performance and reliability needed to support multiple workloads with high performance in a single HCI cluster.

Utilize NVIDIA GPUs to scale virtual desktop workloads and optimize AI performance

Use NVIDIA GPUs with Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI (preview) for graphics-rich virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for remote work. You can also utilize GPUs to optimize AI workload performance.

“DataON offers some of our favorite Azure Stack HCI solutions. The DataON cluster we’ve been testing has posted tremendous numbers, the fastest we’ve seen in a mid-market 4-node HCI cluster.

We’re really impressed with what such a small company (relatively speaking) is achieving. ”

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DataON HCI Family
Quick Reference Guide

Azure Stack HCI
Datasheet

Arc-Enabled
Azure Stack HCI Solution Brief

Hybrid Cloud Use Cases
for Azure Stack HCI

4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable
Processors Solution Brief

A Simpler Path to Azure Stack HCI
from DataON & Solidigm

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