DataON K2N/K3N-7208G Switchless Integrated Systems for Azure Stack HCI combine Intel® technology with Azure Arc-enabled Azure Stack HCI.

Optimized for workloads in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the K2N/K3N-7208G features all-NVMe flash storage and are powered by 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. They are designed for smaller, remote deployments such as small-to-medium sized businesses, remote office/branch offices and edge computing.

The AZS-7208G also 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.

Integrated Systems provide an “appliance-like” experience, delivering the fastest time-to-value through the convenience of pre-installed software, integrated drivers, and firmware updates. Simple to procure and deploy, they’re turnkey solutions that require little deployment effort from IT staff.

Available in 2- and 3-node versions, DataON Kepler Integrated Systems feature switchless back-to-back networking for peak simplicity and affordability, plus innovative technologies that set Azure Stack HCI apart at the small scale. Nested resiliency protects you from multiple concurrent failures. Cloud quorum technologies can leverage Azure instead of an appliance virtual machine for a quorum. Kepler 3-node (K3N) solutions provide an additional layer of resiliency over Kepler 2-node (K2N) solutions, essential in environments or multiple ROBO and edge deployments that require 3-way mirror fault tolerance.

ModelDataON K2N/K3N-7208G Switchless Integrated System for Azure Stack HCI
ProfileAll-NVMe; GPU optimized
Form Factor2U / 1-Node rack server
Scalability2 to 16 Nodes per cluster
CPU4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
CoreDual 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

Premium deployment and training

DataON provides pre-deployment baseline testing, benchmarking, and stress testing. Azure Stack HCI is pre-installed with the latest verified firmware and drivers. Plus, DataON provides sixteen hours of customer deployment services.

DataON MUST and MUST Pro are included

DataON MUST and MUST Pro keeps your system updated via cluster aware updating so you always have the latest Microsoft-validated OS, drivers, firmware, BIOS, and BMC versions, with minimum disruptions to your system.

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. Plus, you’ll get joint support from both Microsoft & DataON for an integrated experience.

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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