INTEL’S KEY INGREDIENTS FOR THE MODERN CLOUD
Tomorrows’ demands from the cloud and the networks that support it can only be a matter of imagination. Sandra Rivera, VP, Data Center Group at Intel believes that the network will soon have to handle over 50 billion devices and 2 ZB of data traffic. So what we will need is a cloud ready network. And SDI will be the foundation for the most advanced clouds in the world. It makes the delivery of cloud services faster and more efficient by dynamically allocating the required compute, storage and network resources through intelligent software, carefully orchestrating the delivery of applications and services on-demand and across many users. Keeping in mind emerging needs, Intel announced Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family, built on 14nm process technology, that provides key ingredients for SDI including Intel Resource Director Technology, which 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. Intel claims that this results ins intelligent orchestration and improved utilization and service levels. The new product family delivers improved performance for cloud tasks with more than 20 percent more cores and cache than the prior generation , supports faster memory, and includes other integrated technologies for accelerating a wide range of server, network and storage workloads. Security enhancements like workload isolation, security policy enforcement and faster cryptography have been added to help protect data more effectively.
For fast and reliable data access to the cloud, Intel unveiled new solid state drives (SSDs) optimized for the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 family, enterprise storage and cloud deployments. The Intel SSD DC P3320 and P3520 Series are the first Intel SSDs to use the industry’s highest density 3D NAND technology to provide users with a highly efficient, dense storage solution. The DC P3320 offers up to a 5-times performance boost compared to SATA-based SSDs4 . The new Intel SSD DC D3700 and D3600 Series are Intel’s first dual-port PCI Express SSDs using the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol. The dual-port design provides critical redundancy and failover, safeguarding against data loss in mission-critical storage deployments. Customer systems using the D3700 can see up to a 6-times increase in performance over today’s dual-port SAS solutions. Sandra Rivera, VP, Data Center Group at Intel