Dell Technologies provides a proven approach and methodology that incorporates modern standards and practices for customers to select and size an optimized cluster configuration which is best suited for their business needs. Dell Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI offers a broad range of validated AX nodes and network topologies to meet the requirements of nearly any use case and workload. Example scenarios and recommendations are included the following tables.
|Remote Branch Office (ROBO) and Edge workloads|| |
We may recommend running a two-node cluster with lower core count processors, modest amount of RAM, all flash storage, and a switchless storage network topology.
Note: Best suited if there is no further cluster expansion.
|Business critical applications with significant storage capacity and expansion requirements.||We may suggest a two-tier, hybrid storage configuration, and scalable networking topology.|
|Industry’s most demanding workloads||We often select processors with the highest number of cores and fastest clock speeds, large memory footprints, NVMe drives, and 100 GbE RDMA networking.|
We have intelligently designed the solution portfolio of AX nodes which offers a wide range of factory ready configurations based on the storage and compute requirements. The below table depicts the component combinations included in our AX node models designed for specific business use cases.