New Advances in Storage Ease the Move to Hyperconvergence – Intel Chip Chat – Episode 623

December 13th, 2018 |
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In this Intel Chip Chat audio podcast with Allyson Klein: Christine McMonigal, Director of Hyperconverged Infrastructure at Intel, joins Chip Chat at the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference to talk about what’s new from Microsoft and Intel.

The two companies have collaborated extensively on hyperconvergence. One result, announced at Ignite, is a refreshed version of Intel Select Solutions for Windows Server Software Defined Storage. It adds support for Microsoft’s newly announced Windows Server 2019, which in turn supports Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

Intel is working with many industry partners, including Microsoft, to create what it calls Intel Select Solutions, full stack solutions optimized and benchmarked for verified performance. The aim is to bring more data centers into hyperconverged environments more readily.

To support Storage Spaces Direct, one of Windows Server 2019’s new features, Intel just released two configurations to the market as reference designs. The Base configuration can support a wide range of workloads while the Plus configuration is optimized for more latency-sensitive workloads like databases and analytics.

McMonigal gives us a look at what’s ahead, with Intel Optane DC persistent memory being used as a high-speed cache in hyperconverged solutions, to name just one exciting application.

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