Microsoft is releasing a new device in the Azure Stack Edge family, the Pro 2, a new short-depth, 2U server designed for deployment in edge locations such as retail and remote branch offices.
According to Microsoft, the device is compact and comes with flexible mounting options and multiple configurations for organizations running edge workloads.
Among the key benefits of the Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 billed by Microsoft are hardware, software and support provided as a service from Microsoft, the ability to be rack- or wall-mounted (or on a shelf), quiet operation, multiple configurations to match workload needs, a cost-effective price and Azure-grad security and compliance.
To start, there are three configurations, including Model 64G2T, which is available now. Two others — Model 128G4T1GPU and Model 256G6T2GPU, are coming soon.
The 64G2T comes with 51 GB of usable RAM, and 720 GB of usable local storage capacity. The other two models upgrade both of those specs significantly, as high as 204 GB of usable RAM and 2.5TB of local storage capacity in the higher-end 256G6T2GPU.
All three are based on the Intel Xeon 6920U and feature 256-bit data encryption and TPM 2.0.
For more information on the Azure Stack Edge Pro 2, read this Tech Community blog.
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