Developed by ecosystem and solutions leaders, cloud computing architecture makes it easier to deploy and optimize your cloud infrastructure. Each cloud computing architecture is based on real-world IT requirements and gives detailed instructions on how to install and configure a particular cloud solution.
Explore cloud computing architecture to learn how to use Intel® Xeon® processor–based servers and technologies to build or simplify a cloud, enhance security, and improve efficiency in your cloud environment.
Build your own cloud
Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Platforms: IBM CloudBurst* Solution
Featuring scalable architecture and management solutions to quickly and efficiently deploy a cloud that can deliver IaaS, this guide helps with green field cloud deployment, or with deploying an inclusive cloud platform.
Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Platforms Powerleader Power Rack Server with Microsoft* System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal* 2.0
Start here to build your cloud with knowledge and experience gained using Windows* Server, Hyper-V,* and the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal* 2.0 (VMMSSP).
Add cloud-based services
Cloud Design on Intel Xeon Processor-Based Platforms with Ubuntu* Enterprise Cloud
If an open Linux solution with interoperability between public clouds is your highest priority, this reference architecture may be the best place to start.
Clouds on Intel Xeon Processor-Based Platforms with Enomaly Elastic/Cloud Computing Platform*
If built-in carrier-class cloud service is your requirement, this reference architecture is designed to address it. Elastic Computing Platform, Service Provider Edition (SPE) includes integration with billing, provisioning, and operational monitoring systems and an integrated App Store. The recently released “High Assurance Edition*” supports cloud services in security-sensitive enterprise environments such as banks and government agencies.
Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform*(ECP SPE) on HP ProLiant SL* Scalable Systems
This guide will help IT professionals quickly achieve the benefits of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in very large organizations with unique, cloud-ready workloads that need to remain under close control.
Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Xeon Processor-Based Platforms: Huawei SingleCLOUD*
Based on the Huawei SingleCLOUD solution, Cloud Service Providers constructs network-based office environments that provide “pay as you go” server and storage services, especially useful for small and medium enterprises.
Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Platforms: Joyent SmartDataCenter*
Using the Joyent SmartDataCenter cloud software platform, this guide illustrates how administrators can perform common IT use cases, like provisioning SmartMachines* based on pre-configured templates.
Nimbula* Cloud Operating System and Nimbula Director
This guide describes the joint Nimbula and Intel prototyping of a private cloud computing test bed to enable bursting into an external cloud during times of high demand.
Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Platforms: Red Hat* Cloud Foundations
This guide gives details on how to enable data center virtualization with solid performance and scalability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows* guests.
Discover cloud potential
Balanced Compute Model with NetSuite* and Gproxy* Design
This guide offers details on how to run services in the cloud when end-user availability to a broad range of client devices is especially important.
Microsoft System Center* Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal 2.0
This partner-extensible portal enhances the cloud functionality of the Microsoft Server platform, allowing customers and partners to dynamically pool resources and offer infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
Multi-Tenant Private Clouds with VMware vCloud* Director
VMware vCloud Director enables enterprises to build more secure, multi-tenant, private clouds by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual data centers, allowing internal IT orgs to act as service providers for the businesses they support.
Improve efficiency with the cloud
Access and Gateway Security with Intel Expressway
Intel Cloud Builders Guide: Trusted Compute Pools with Parallels
Utilizing Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) on Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series–based servers, Parallels Server Bare Metal* enables a standard-based trusted compute pool for private and public cloud deployments.1
Enhancing Server Platform Security with VMware*
Utilizing Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) on Intel® Xeon® processor–based platforms, VMware vCenter* and VMware vSphere* can be used to build an uninterrupted chain of trust for secure cloud computing.1
Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center Alliance is an independent organization of leading global IT managers who have come together to deliver requirements for the cloud that will meet IT challenges in an open, industry-standard, and multi-vendor fashion.