Intel like to think they’re bringing a brighter outlook to the cloud—and a clear vision of the road
ahead. it is working to create the underlying technology to connect and enrich the lives of every
person on earth via cloud data centers.they want to enable new ways for people to explore, share,
and connect with each other—as securely, privately, and efficiently as possible.
Today, much of the exploring, connecting, and sharing Intel do with each other online—the
experiences they enjoy—happens in the cloud. Whether people are entering letters into a search
engine and receiving thousands of relevant results in a fraction of a second, taking an audio
sample of a song and getting the lyrics in real time, or receiving personalized recommendations
based on previous online purchases, they are in the cloud.
Tomorrow, search will evolve from text to full video search with the ability to identify faces and
support voice recognition. Consumers’ shopping experiences will be more immersive and
customized to their location and preferences. Everyone will have richer media and interactive
social media experiences. This is all part of the brighter outlook for the cloud.
Intel Calculated, by 2015—just three years from now—more than 3 billion people and 15 billion
devices will be connected to the Internet, based on Intel estimates. Over the same time period,
the amount of data traveling over the Internet will grow by 33 percent annually, surpassing 4.8
zetabytes per year, or more than 3 times the amount in 2011. Each connected user will generate
over 4 gigabytes of data traffic every day—the equivalent of a four-hour high-definition movie.
This will increase the amount of data that needs to be stored by almost 50 percent per year. In
order to meet this growth, the worldwide number of cloud servers is expected to more than triple
To capitalize on these new opportunities, the industry will face challenges in scaling data center
infrastructure to meet the unprecedented demand for computing, storage, and network
bandwidth. Intel can help. New Intel Xeon processor E5 family is designed to address these
challenges by enabling IT organizations to seamlessly scale their infrastructures for future needs.
Building on the technology that has made Intel the standard in 9 out of 10 cloud servers today,
the Intel Xeon processor E5 family addresses the incredible growth of connected users, devices,
and data traffic in the cloud. The new processors deliver record-breaking performance,
exceptional energy efficiency, breakthrough I/O innovation, and built-in security features. These
processors are not only at the heart of servers and workstations, but also the next generation of
storage and communication systems from system vendors across the globe.
Starting today, Intel expect an all-star lineup of manufacturers—including Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu,
Hitachi, HP, IBM, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC, Quanta, SGI, Supermicro, Unisys, and ZT Systems—to
announce hundreds of systems powered by the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. Many of the
world’s largest cloud data centers are already using these platforms. They saw an unprecedented
demand for the initial orders of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family—20 times bigger than for the
Intel Xeon processor 5500 series that launched in 2009. Today, countless users around the world
searched, socialized, and shopped on sites powered by Intel Xeon E5 processors.
Intel’s efforts to make the cloud work for business and bring a brighter outlook to the cloud don’t
end with optimized technology. they are simultaneously working to help companies deploy
clouds faster and offer agile services. In one example of these efforts, Intel developed the Intel
Cloud Builder’s program, which currently offers more than 60 real, deployable solutions
documented as reference architectures from more than 50 of today’s leading solution providers.
These architectures give businesses a starting point to get up and running quickly.
Intel just getting started. they have seen a bright outlook for the cloud, and are giving businesses
a clear vision of what’s ahead