Meet the first Intel® Xeon® Processor System-on-a-Chip for Storage
Paul Turner :: CMO, Cloudian
Today's world has become one of massive amounts of new types of data. We want to collect and we want to aggregate and capture all data. And if 80 percent of the world's data today, I think that’s an IDC estimate, is actually sitting in unstructured data, we better build storage arrays that are built for that.
Chris Orlando :: Co-Founder, ...ScaleMatrix
Data is one of the biggest challenges that we face today. Our customers are having more of it, and we're having to manage more of it for them. Even just three years ago the size and scope of the datasets that we were talking about were half the size of what they are today. I would expect that between today and next year we'll probably double those expectations again.
To deal with that explosion of data, we need systems that are built for capacity and scale and are built to be power efficient. The Intel® Xeon® E5 is really built for some of the higher performing workloads that are out there, and when we look at the Intel® Xeon® D, we get the real benefit of that power efficiency, off that platform and the combination of critical components that we need to actually run our servers correctly, and it's a system on a chip design that actually brings together some of the essential components that we would need to build into a server anyhow.
Being a hybrid service provider means we've got to do a lot of things really well for our customers, but not every workload requires the giant workhorse, and a lot of the workloads that we're developing for have some considerable cost and power constraints. With the advent of Intel® Xeon® D chip, we're even able to push that envelope even further. We're able to reduce the power signature and the footprint for our storage platforms, which help us reduce overall platform costs and help us deliver better pricing for our customers.
The Intel® Xeon® D really helps us bring down the density, for backup, for archiving, for video storage, for media streaming. It's a perfect architecture for that. It's one of the most exciting things to actually see new processor architectures, new design architectures that really come after our sweet spot.