Dell EMC Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Ready Nodes are based on Microsoft's hyperconverged Windows Server 2016 cluster and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. Microsoft has certified all the Dell EMC hardware to run virtualized workloads on premises. This paper focuses on Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and how you can protect your data with the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400. The DP4400 provides integrated data protection in small- and medium-size S2D Ready Node ecosystems. The DP4400 is simple to deploy and can be managed locally or remotely. For speed and efficiency, restores can be conducted locally.
Solution configurations enable maximum flexibility while including only validated and tested building blocks. Administrators can configure and tune solutions for performance levels, capacity, and availability as needed. Dell EMC provides sizing guidance, a best practices guide, and a detailed deployment guide.
Dell EMC S2D Ready Nodes extend the value proposition of software-defined storage. Dell EMC’s engagement throughout the solution life cycle provides tangible benefits to customers. This end-to-end engagement starts with presales assistance with capacity and performance sizing, including solution optimization for specific workloads. It continues all the way through factory fulfillment and solution deployment. A full range of solution support offerings, ranging from 3-year, next-business-day support to mission-critical, 4‑hour support worldwide, enables you to select support levels based on your business requirements.