Server Refresh: Unlock the Opportunities to Move Faster, Store More, Process Everything

Refresh outdated hardware and software with Intel® Select Solutions optimized for 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors combined with Intel® Optane™ SSD for Data Centers.

Unleash Data-Centric Innovation and Opportunities

Turn data into actionable information to help your customers transform their business. Modernize legacy data center infrastructures with the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor and Intel® Optane™ SSDs for Data Centers.

Server Refresh, Unlock Opportunities

Modern software runs best on modern hardware. The time is now to help your customers transform their data centers with the coming End of Support for Microsoft Windows Server* 2008/R2 and SQL Server* 2008/R2. Help your customers be ready for the future with modern software from Microsoft, optimized for 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based platforms combined with Intel® Optane™ SSDs for Data Centers.

End of Support

SQL Server 2008/R2 by July 9, 2019 and Windows Server 2008/R2 by January 14, 2020.

Aging Servers

At 4 years server performance lags 33%1 and maintenance costs climb 148%.1

Old Infrastructure

6X slower rate for product innovation and time to market.2

Reasons to Refresh

Use the infographic and it's compelling data points on performance, security, agility, and efficiency to sell a server refresh to your customers.

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Accelerate Data Center Transformation

Help your customers benefit from of a more agile infrastructure with Microsoft running on the latest Intel infrastructure.

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Opportunities with Microsoft Windows Server* 2019

The end-of-extended support for Windows Server 2008 is imminent and the associated security and business risks are significant. Learn about the key motives for IT modernization and the benefits of a timely refresh.

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Products - Better Together

2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Learn about the new processors for data-centric computing that are workload-optimized to support high-demand applications and drive actionable insight.

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Workload-optimized SKUs training

Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

All-new premium class of memory that can change the ways the build and use of computers.

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Related Products

Intel has unparalleled products to fuel growth, including a portfolio of leadership products to move, store, and process data.

Intel® Optane™ Technology

All-new premium class of memory that can change the ways we build and use computers.

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Intel® Ethernet Adapters

Accelerate the delivery of new services and capabilities through intelligent offloads, sophisticated packet processing, and quality open source drivers.

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Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB)

Speed time to market with Intel-engineered, fully-validated data center blocks, optimized for key workloads. Help reduce development complexity and cost - while getting solutions to customers fast.

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Accelerate Business Transformation

An Intel and Microsoft partnership now delivers powerful data center solutions to help businesses gain competitive advantage by building the foundation for a data-driven enterprise.

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Intel® Select Solutions

Updated 2nd Gen Solutions to Accelerate Data Center Modernization

Refreshing both hardware and software at the same time fast-forwards IT to help your customers accelerate product innovation, decrease costs, and improve data security and compliance. Use Intel® Select Solutions that include the 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory to accelerate IT modernization with fast, easy, and optimized solutions for your customers’ workloads.

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Sales Resources

Sales Guide

Use this sales guide to inform and guide customer and partner interactions. Have fast facts, key benefits, qualifying questions, upgrade paths, and value propositions at your fingertips around server refresh.

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Transition Guidance

Recommending the right 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor to your customers just got easier. Use these tools to offer the right SKUs to your customers, based on their needs.

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Overcoming Objections Guide

Have responses to the most frequently encountered customer objections and how to successfully address them for 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor.

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Scale IT Up Tool

Sell beyond the processor to include storage and networking. See how performance changes with use of different components and how to get a balanced system.

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Intel® Xeon® Processor Advisor Tool

Updated tool now helps to show the impact when upgrading the CPU along with storage and networking. Look side by side to see how upgrading storage and or networking provided better performance and TCO.

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Lead and Compete with Intel® Architecture

Not all processors are created equal. Learn key considerations for choosing Intel® Xeon® processors over the competition.

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2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Bundle

Unleash the power of the Data Center with the blistering performance of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Optane™ SSDs for Data Centers and Ethernet Adapter bundles and earn big points this quarter!

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Buy and Support Resources

Find the latest product promotions and rebates, search inventories, and more.

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Impactful Marketing Campaigns, Drive Sales

Find a collection of marketing tools and assets that can help you build and execute powerful marketing campaigns to fast forward your marketing and sales. Download market-ready ad kits, videos, infographics, posters, templates, banners, and more that can be co-branded. Now offering Sales Resources as well.

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Solutions Directory

The Solutions Directory is your source for industry-leading solutions featuring Intel’s latest technology. Whether you need foundational components to create and speed products to market or ready-to-go systems and services to help businesses deploy technology solutions, this directory helps you find and build your own innovative solutions.

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Product and Performance Information

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2CMR: Server Market Insights, 02/2018