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DataON Kepler 2-Node hyper-converged appliances are designed to balance performance and capacity with hybrid NVMe cache and HDDs for capacity. The K2N-212 is expandable to up to three storage tiers with additional SATA SSDs. It can scale to over four nodes for a production-ready system.

  • Balanced capacity and performance solution in a 2U rack server
  • Built to optimize the full stack of Storage Spaces Direct, with Integrated storage, network and compute infrastructure
  • Affordable entry-level price point
  • Get started in 15 minutes or less!
  • Certified Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) premium hyper-converged solution, for the highest level of performance, manageability, and security offered, delivered as a fully-deployed experience.
  • Certified Intel Select Solution for Windows Server Software-Defined Storage for fast and easy deployments, and workload-optimized performance.

Base Model

Model K2N-212
Profile 2x S2D-5212i, direct attach, Hybrid
Form Factor 4U
Drive Bay 2x NVMe U.2 + 10x 3.5” SAS/SATA per node
Processor* 2x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4110 2.1GHz 8-Core CPU per node
Memory* 128GB per node
Cache Tier 2x Intel P4600 1.6TB NVMe per node
Capacity Tier* 4x HGST He 10 10TB SAS HDD per node
PCIe Slots 7x PCIe 3.0 x8 per node
Onboard NIC 2x 10GbE RJ45 ports per node
Networking* Dual-Port SFP+ 25GbE RDMA
Out-Of-Band Management Intel® Remote Management Module 4

Upgrade Options

Processor* Up To Dual Xeon® Gold 6152 22-Core CPU
Memory* Up To 1.5TB DDR4 2666MHz
Capacity Tier* Up To 10x SSD/HDD per node
Networking* Dual Port QSFP28 up to 100GbE

Server Node Specifications


Hardware Information (per node) Windows Setup
CPU Intel® Silver 4110 x2 (2.1Ghz, 8 Cores, 16 logical processors ) Storage Pool 1
Memory 128GB # of Virtual Disks 2
RDMA Mellanox ConnectX4, 10Gb  Dual Port Adapter x2(MCX4121AXCAT) # of Columns 8
NVMe Intel P4510 1TB NVMe SSD P4 Interleave Size 256KB (default)
Volume Filesystem Resiliency Capacity Size(Mirror) Size(Parity) Footprint Efficiency
Volume 1 ReFS 2-Way Mirror 1TB 1TB 0 2TB 50%
Volume 2 ReFS 2-Way Mirror 1TB 1TB 0 2TB 50%

4K 100% Random Read

4K 100% Random Write

4K 70/30% Random Write

4K 50/50% Random Write

512K 100% Sequential Read

512K 100% Sequential Write