Have you heard of our Cluster-in-a-box (CIB)? Microsoft influenced the hardware manufacturers a while back to build a fully resilient piece of hardware at a more SMB friendly price. I mentioned our Hyper-V Road shows here, we are actually using a white box version of the CIB as our demonstration platform at these events.
First let me give you some of the details of this hardware, then I’ll share pictures of the actual hardware.
The unit has two servers within the frame. Here’s a description.
Two servers in each frame.
2 Quad core Intel Xeon E5-2609
LSI SAS Controller
3 Gigabit Ethernet NIC ports
Here are a few pictures:
While you won’t need to ship your server around, please check out this footprint. This is a Highly Available Windows Server cluster in a single unit. Think about what it used to take to setup High Availability. Does it look something like this?
Multiple physical servers
Multiple physical NIC
Multiple network switches
Of course this is a block diagram. I didn’t include all of the cables that are required, but you get the picture. With the new CIB platform, all of these capabilities are contained in one physical unit.
Until next time,
Is this the Quanta QCT S810-X52L multimode server?