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Supermicro® Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Solution Using Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)

Supermicro’s HCI offering SYS-1028U-S2D is a pre-validated, highly dense all-NVMe total solution for cloud-scale software-defined data centers (SDDC). This Microsoft-certified solution consists of four 1U Supermicro Ultra servers with best-in-class performance, along with RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) capable network components, to enable comprehensive and premium SDDC features in Windows Server 2016 for IO intensive computing workloads.


Supermicro HCI total solution SYS-1028U-S2D provides the following benefits:

  • Performance: Over 3 million IOPS (4K, read) in compact 4U rack space
  • Capacity: Support 40 VMs per server node
  • Features: Certified to support full Windows Server 2016 SDDC features
  • Ease of use: Factory validated and certified for Microsoft HCI Premium
  • Scalability: Easy to scale out with predictable storage efficiency and performance improvements

Solution Features

Below is the feature comparison between Supermicro SYS-1028U-S2D HCI Premium Solution and other WSSD offerings.

  Converged Software-Defined Storage HCI Standard Solution Supermicro HCI Premium Solution
BitLocker, Shielded Virtual Machines
Windows Defender, Credential Guard, Device Guard
Software-defined networking capabilities
NIC teaming, vSwitches, SMB Direct
Storage Spaces Direct software- defined storage
Virtual Machine Manager
Operations Manager
x86 industry standard hardware


Supermicro HCI offering SYS-1028U-S2D is based on four 1U rackmount SYS-1028U-TN10RT+ Ultra servers, equipped with dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors, 128GB of DDR4 memory, NVMe SSDs, Supermicro 25GbE RDMA enabled network adapters on each server node.

Category Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Premium
Orderable BOM SYS-1028U-S2D
Server SKU SYS-1028U-TN10RT+
Profile All-flash NMVe
Scalability 4 nodes
Form Factor 1U per node
TPM 2.0 Yes
CPU Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
Memory 128GB (up to 3TB per node)
NIC Supermicro AOC-S25G-m2S
Drives per Node Type Qty. Form Factor
Caching 400GB NVMe NAND SSD 2 2.5” U.2
Capacity 2TB NVMe NAND SSD 6 2.5” U.2

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Supermicro Rack Integration Services provides a "one-stop shop" for your data center needs. Our team has the confidence, flexibility, and expertise to handle all phases of your data center integration project. From requirements gathering to the delivery of a turn-key solution - and all phases in between - you can rely on Supermicro Rack Integration Services as your central resource for project success. With our extensive portfolio of server, storage, switch and rack products, we can provide a wide range of solutions with a focus on customer satisfaction, quality, and energy efficiency. Our global footprint, dedicated and skilled professionals, and integrated supply-chain will ensure you get what you need, when you need it, no matter where in the world you are.


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