Intel announced new solid state drives (SSDs) optimized for the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family, enterprise storage and cloud deployments.
While Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product delivers the foundation for modern, software-defined clouds, Intel’s first “3D NAND” drives have been optimised for cloud and enterprise workloads to deliver fast, dependable data access.
Intel in a statement said said it is easing the path with new processors, solid state drives and a range of industry collaborations to help businesses deliver new services at the scale and speed previously found only in the most advanced public clouds.
What Intel promises
# Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 offers more than 20% more cores and cache
# Intel’s new SSD called DC P3320 offers up to 5-times performance compared to SATA-based SSDs
# Intel SSD DC D3700 offers up to a 6-times increase in performance over dual-port SAS solutions
Despite a willingness to invest in modern software-defined infrastructure (SDI), businesses find the prospect of doing so themselves complex and time consuming.
“Enterprises want to benefit from the efficiency and agility of cloud architecture and on their own terms – using the public cloud offerings, deploying their own private cloud, or both,” said Diane Bryant, senior vice president of Intel’s Data Center Group.
Intel is investing to mature SDI solutions and provide a faster path for businesses of all sizes to reap the benefits of the cloud. Intel will be in a position to meet the demand for software-defined infrastructure.
Intel also announced collaborations with leading cloud software and solution providers to help accelerate businesses’ access to enterprise-ready, easy-to-deploy cloud solutions.
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product, built on 14nm process technology, provides the key ingredients for SDI including Intel Resource Director Technology. It enables customers to move to fully automated SDI-based clouds with greater visibility and control over critical shared resources like processor caches and main memory. The result is intelligent orchestration and improved utilisation and service levels.