Hyper-converged infrastructure documentation

Consolidate software-defined compute, storage, and networking into one cluster to provide high-performance, cost-effective, and easily scalable virtualization.

  • Hyper-V

    Virtualizes server hardware, enabling you to run virtual machines across servers in a hyper-converged cluster

  • Storage Spaces Direct

    Virtualizes storage hardware, enabling you to create volumes on top of a virtualized pool of drives spread across servers in a hyper-converged cluster.

  • Failover Clustering

    Groups multiple servers together so that workloads such as virtual machines can run on any server in the cluster, load-balancing and failing over gracefully between servers.

  • Software Defined Networking

    Virtualizes your network hardware, enabling you to dynamically create and manage networks and policies that abstract your workloads from underlying physical networks.

  • Windows Admin Center

    Manages your cluster and other Windows servers.

  • Connect to Azure hybrid services

    Connects your cluster to Azure hybrid services for site recovery, monitoring, and more.

  • Azure Stack HCI

    Pairs Windows Server 2019 virtualization and clustering technologies with validated hardware solutions by the partner of your choice, helping to take the guesswork out of tuning a software-defined datacenter.

  • Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD)

    Pairs Windows Server 2016 virtualization and clustering technologies with validated hardware solutions by the partner of your choice, helping to take the guesswork out of tuning a software-defined datacenter.