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A look into the future of your data center

Hear about the technology possibilities enabled by next-generation data centers from futurist Steve Brown. Intel's vision shows a clear path to the future by modernizing infrastructure for cloud deployments and optimizing applications for cloud-services delivery.

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Optimize for competitive advantage

Upgrade data center technologies and free up IT staff to partner with the business and develop innovative business services.

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Get more out of your data center

Achieve operational efficiency by combining the latest hardware, software, virtualization, and orchestration capabilities into resource pools that consolidate physical resources and dramatically improve utilization.

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Intel IT: Modernize data center architecture

Find out how Intel IT enables company engineers to accelerate key design tasks in Intel’s high-performance computing environment by upgrading the data center.

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Speed delivery of innovative services

Drive efficiency and innovation across the business by optimizing your data center for cloud services.

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Plan Your Strategy

Plan your data center optimization strategy

Get insight and practical guidance on how to optimize your data center to improve operational efficiency, deliver innovative services, and embrace new business opportunities.

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Intel IT shares data center best practices

Find out how Intel IT’s data center strategy created business value in excess of USD 184 million from 2010 to 2013 and what is next.

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Intel IT: Deploying software-defined networking

Learn how Intel IT optimized networking through virtualization and a programmable interface that enables on-demand provisioning of networks and services for Intel developers.

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Deploy new services on the right cloud

Match service delivery capabilities with the cloud delivery model and data center technology that best meet your business needs.

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Deliver cloud infrastructure as a service for agility and efficiency

Build cloud services delivery on infrastructure that will help your organization take full advantage of the agility and efficiency benefits of cloud computing.

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Decide on the Right Technology

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 family for the data center

Take advantage of new features like DDR4, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2), and built-in power capabilities that improve performance, energy efficiency, and security for your data center with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3.

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Calculate your ROI

Evaluate ROI for data center optimization via the latest generation of Intel®-based server, networking, and storage technologies.

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Choose the right server for your workloads

Determine the optimal servers for your project life cycle based on actual data from your existing environment.

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Estimate solid-state drive costs and energy savings

Determine potential cost and energy savings for deploying Intel® Solid-State Drives compared to your existing hard disk drive performance.

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Consolidate servers. Boost efficiency. Reduce energy

Learn how the California Department of Health Care Services used virtualization to achieve a 100-to-1 server consolidation ratio and save 30 percent on energy consumption.

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Data Center Optimization Initiatives

Resources to support IT in building a next-generation data center

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