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Building Private and Public Clouds

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Advancing the development of open, standards-based cloud solutions

With rising growth of the digital universe and proliferation of data across the enterprise, cloud computing is a key strategy to manage the ever-increasing demand for IT services. Cloud computing offers a dynamic alternative to the conventional, static data center model. By providing massively scalable compute resources and storage online, cloud computing gives businesses the ability to develop and launch products and services rapidly and efficiently, allocating resources to meet demand.

To help businesses take advantage of this model, Intel pursues a vision of cloud computing that emphasizes automation, federation, and client-awareness. Working through collaborative open-source projects such as OpenStack*, as well as the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the Intel® Cloud Builders program, academia, and industry research centers, we contribute time, energy, and financial support to further this vision and advance the development of open, standards-based solutions.

Intel is one of several corporate sponsors of the OpenStack project, contributing expertise and code to help the project thrive. As a result, businesses that choose OpenStack for their cloud computing infrastructure derive maximum value from their investment in Intel federated, automated, client-based hardware.

Shaping OpenStack for Business Security and Efficiency
Intel contributes to the OpenStack project in these ways:

•Exposing security- and power-related platform properties to the enablement of cloud layer. Intel’s contributions to platform security include enablement of Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) under Linux*, KVM and Xen.* Intel remote attestation APIs allow OpenStack to establish the root of trust for a virtual machine that boots on any particular server. Power use patterns can also now be monitored through the Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager by means of open IPMI interfaces.