Product : Microsoft, S2D [SDS]/2019, Datacenter
Feature : Network Topology, Design, Design & Deploy
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
10, 25, 40, 100 GbE
Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) supports ethernet connectivity using SFP+ or Base-T. Microsoft requires 10GbE for intra-cluster communication to avoid the network becoming a performance bottleneck.

S2D supports several network bandwidths: 10, 25, 40 and 100 Gb Ethernet. Although it is not mandatory, a network compliant with RDMA (RoCE or iWARP) brings the best performance.