Today at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Intel deepened its relationship with Microsoft, sharing updates around Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory and highlighting how 2nd gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory are powering on-premise Microsoft software and Azure cloud services.
At the event in Orlando, Microsoft Azure introduced a new family of cloud instances designed especially for SAP HANA and equipped with SAP-certified 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Optane DC persistent memory to tackle the biggest data challenges with up to 9TB of memory capacity per server. Additionally, two Intel system partners, DataON and QCT, announced Intel® Select Solutions for Azure Stack HCI. Since Select Solutions are workload-optimized and verified by Intel, IT buyers can accelerate their HCI deployment with confidence. Microsoft and Intel worked together to enable SQL Server 2019 and Windows Server 2019 for Optane DC persistent memory, taking advantage of the large memory capacity and access to persistent data that is much faster than solid state drives.
For more information, read “Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Lifts Off at Microsoft Ignite.”