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Windows Server Software-Defined

Certified HCI Standard Solution for Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined.

There’s a lot to be gained in efficiency and simplicity by utilizing software-defined datacenter technology. But many IT organizations lack the time or staff to envision and implement new software-defined infrastructure. Validated software-defined datacenter solutions from preferred Microsoft partners like Nfina can help you access these benefits faster.

Nfina's 8224R-i20-S2D is a validated Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) Standard solution for Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD), that works with Window Server to deliver high-performance storage or hyper-converged infrastructure. Hyper-converged solutions bring together compute, storage, and networking on industry-standard servers and components, which means organizations can gain improved datacenter intelligence and control while avoiding the costs of specialized high-end hardware.

Windows Server Software-Defined Features Software-Defined Storage HCI Standard
Windows Defender, Credential Guard, Device Guard
NIC teaming, vSwitches, SMB Direct
Storage Spaces Direct Software-Defined Storage
Windows Admin Center
x86 Industry Standard Hardware



  • Nfina’s Windows Server Software-Defined solutions uses Microsoft-validated designs and follow engineering best practices for seamless deployment and a steady-state operational experience.
  • Nfina gets you up and running without lengthy design and build time and offers a single point of contact for implementation and support services.
  • Nfina earn Windows Server Software-Defined program certification by meeting Microsoft standards for:
    • Quality
    • Accelerated time to value
    • Out-of-the-box optimization
    • Expedited problem resolution
  • Nfina’s Windows Server Software-Defined solutions  are available in 2 nodes and 4 nodes to support your specific requirements.


  Minimum Configuration Maximum Configuration
Configuration 2 Nodes 4 Nodes
Product SKU Nfina 8224R-i20-S2D Nfina 8224R-i20-S2D
Windows® OS Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016 Datacenter Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016 Datacenter
Solution Type Standard Hyper-Converged; Standard Hyper-Converged;
Configuration Type Performance Performance
Form Factor (SMBIOS) Rack Mount Chassis , 2U - 24x 2.5" Bays Rack Mount Chassis , 2U - 24x 2.5" Bays
TPM 2.0 Yes Yes
Processor 2x Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors 2x Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Processor Speed Bronze 1.7GHz Platinum 3.8GHz
Core Count 12 cores per processor 28 cores per processor
Memory 64GB per node 1.5TB per node
PCIe® Slots 6x PCIe® Gen3 x8 6x PCIe® Gen3 x8
iWARP NIC Adapters

2x Dual Port 1/10/25Gb SFP+

2x 10GBaseT (On motherboard)

2x Dual Port 1/10/25Gb SFP+

2x 10GBaseT (On motherboard)

Drives (per node)
       Cache   4x NVMe 1.5TB per (6TB total)
       Capacity 4x NVMe 1TB per (4TB total) 20x NVMe 4TB per (80TB total)


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