SuperMicro vs Intel NUC

Some hints for my next (hopefully) #SDDC – SuperMicro vs Intel NUC

SuperMicro vs Intel NUC

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to William Lam ( and Alan Renouf ( about their exciting USB to SDDC demonstration, they were using an Intel NUC to deploy a VMware SDDC environment to a single node using VSAN. I offered them the opportunity to test out the same capability with one of my SuperMicro E200-8D servers and they took me up on the opportunity. Since then I have been approached by a number of people with requests for information about why I chose to go with the SuperMicro E200 for my home lab over the Intel NUC. I’ve never written a blog before but I thought this might be a good way to “cut out the middle man” so to speak. So here it goes, my reasons for why I chose the…Read More

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