Your data center is where the action is.
It hosts centralized IT operations and equipment. It stores, manages and disseminates data. It houses the network’s most critical systems. And it’s vital to the continuity of daily operations. But today’s data centers require unique server solutions that run complex, business-critical workloads. As a result, more resources are needed to develop those solutions.
If you’re thinking the cloud is the ultimate panacea, you’re not alone. According to an Intel and Bain analysis, up to 80 percent of workloads will run on a cloud architecture by 2024. Also, 60% of IT workloads will run in the cloud by 2019 according to 451 Research.
How can you decide what should move to the cloud?
- Maximum uptime, performance and availability matter
- Acceptable end user response times matter
- Many companies that go to the cloud expect to save money
- But performance is tied to cost and comes at a premium in the cloud
- Just because something shouldn’t move to the cloud now doesn’t mean it can’t move later
During a recent ChannelCast sponsored by Intel and The Channel Company, Nick Pasero, Intel product manager for datacenter solutions, discussed Intel Data Center Blocks for Business.
Intel Data Center Blocks for Business are fully validated, unbranded server systems that include Intel’s latest data center technology. They are built to address a variety of challenges facing business IT. Each configuration is optimized for a specific workload or business scenario:
- Entry Server Blocks are pre-configured and fully validated server solutions that are optimized for small enterprises and cloud service providers.
- SMB Server Blocks are cost-efficient, easy to manage and scale as a business grows. The solution is tuned for SMB, embedded, storage and security appliance applications.
- Software Guard Extensions Server Blocks feature Intel Software Guard Extensions for cryptographic security. This configuration is built for content delivery networks, cloud service providers, communications networks and financial institutions.
Intel Data Center Blocks are server building blocks designed to target specific segments, including cloud, networking, HPC and business. These purpose-built systems help solution providers speed time to market, drive innovation and increase adoption.
Select from workload-optimized systems or customize a solution unique to your customers’ needs with Intel Data Center Blocks.