The strategic value of the data center is greater than ever. New data center technologies are promising more innovative services to the business at lower costs, but there are new challenges—from the explosive growth of unstructured data and changing business demands to the growing threat of cybercriminals and the ongoing priority of keeping costs down.
This real-world guide provides everything IT managers need to know about how to address these challenges by building their next-generation data center. Building the data center infrastructure on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family can support new and innovative services such as virtualization and cloud computing in a variety of ways. With the ability to boost server performance to support high-compute applications, your data center can handle more data and manage greater virtual machine (VM) density. Support for unified networking through 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) solutions helps to simplify the data center infrastructure and provide greater bandwidth. To better support virtualized and cloud environments, you can scale out storage cost-effectively, and protect data and the infrastructure by encouraging pervasive encryption and creating trusted environments. Finally, you can optimize power in the data center with greater control at the server, rack, row, and data center level.