These are times of intense change for businesses, with new working models and economic uncertainty pushing digital transformation to the forefront of the enterprise agenda. Navigating this changing environment requires agile, trusted and scalable solutions to ensure business continuity and long-term success. So, it’s not surprising that these challenges are driving the adoption and integration of hybrid and multicloud architectures – distributed cloud computing.
This blog will explore how Intel® technologies can help organizations meet their short-term, longer-term and persistent challenges.
Respond to evolving business needs today and tomorrow
Scaling your workloads from edge to cloud, securely and reliably, while unlocking the full potential of the cloud, is a key route to accelerating transformation projects successfully. Intel’s data-centric technology portfolio provides a trusted technology foundation for smooth transitions and migrations, with improved operational efficiency to help you meet your goals.
Delivering performance on your terms
Business needs are evolving fast, and enterprise infrastructure must be able to respond at equal speed. This might mean scaling quickly on-premises or optimizing workload performance in the cloud to meet changing demands. From onsite data centres to the cloud and out to the edge, 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are tested, performance-proven and globally available solutions. This makes them ideal for providing the responsiveness that today’s business environment requires.
With workload-optimized performance, you can achieve on average 42 percent price/performance improvement generation over generation, ensuring optimal performance with improved operational efficiencies across your data centre and cloud services investments.
Connecting people, fast
The ability to support thousands of remote workers is an immediate concern for many enterprises. Using Intel® Ethernet 700 or Intel® Ethernet® 800 series paired with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors running Single Root-IOV (SR-IOV) optimized with Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), you can deliver the network performance and scale necessary to support more than 100,000 remote workers using a VPN. Intel Ethernet 700 series gives you the agility to optimize network performance, to respond to changing network requirements and enable new services as needed.
Minimize costs while delivering on service-level agreements (SLAs)
Ensuring optimum performance of the systems your customers and employees use has never been so critical to business success – and with economic uncertainty, to minimizing costs while continuing to deliver on strict service-level agreements (SLAs). With Intel® Optane™ persistent memory and Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, you can do more with less. Together they allow you to improve virtual machine (VM) density and reduce latency per core, creating the highly efficient cloud and data centre services that today’s environment demands.
With the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8260 processor, you can achieve up to 35 percent more VMs at up to 27 percent lower cost. Your storage choices are another important factor governing the performance and efficiency of business-critical apps in your data centre and in the cloud. With Intel® Optane™ SSDs you can increase VM density up to 60 percent and reduce cost up to 25 percent on VMware vSAN, delivering the performance these workloads demand while lowering overall costs.
Infrastructure challenges need agile solutions
With unprecedented pressure to adapt, teams are struggling to deliver smooth, easy, cost-efficient migrations. It’s here that Intel’s data-centric portfolio can help, as it is built on decades of optimizations from system to application level.
Hardware and software optimizations embedded into the technology enable you to adapt to changing business priorities quickly. Intel engineers work with thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) and open source projects to verify, test and optimize applications for Intel Xeon Scalable processors delivering over five generations of compatibility and scale. Key parts of the cloud stack are also uniquely optimized for Intel Xeon Scalable processors, creating smoother transitions for your workloads from edge to cloud.
Scale your business with confidence
As your infrastructure scales, so do security threats and business risk. Securing your infrastructure begins with the silicon. Intel delivers unique acceleration technologies to help keep data protected at rest and in transit without disrupting performance. Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) deliver hardware-based isolation and memory encryption that provide enhanced protection. Intel® Key Protection Technology (Intel® KPT) in Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) helps secure keys in the hardware to improve performance. Intel AVX-512 delivers cryptographic performance for data at rest and in transit.
Intel is a founding member of the Confidential Computing Consortium, a cross-industry effort to define and develop the enterprise-grade building blocks, foundational services and frameworks needed to better protect workloads with extremely sensitive data in the cloud.
Whether you are looking for new ways to exploit the evolving models of cloud computing for business success or scaling infrastructure to meet the ongoing demands of your business, CDW and Intel can help. Visit CDW.ca/Intel to learn more.