Data center efficiency challenges are on the rise. With advances in digital technology, everything from medical records, advanced weather modeling, videos, movies are being digitized. Massive amounts of unstructured data (aka “Big Data”) is forcing IT managers to rethink how they manage and store information. A full 17 percent of IT budgets are devoted to storage, and power and cooling costs represent as much as 40 percent of operational expenses. Corporate data is expected to increase by 650 percent from 2009 to 2015.
As enterprise storage continues to grow at a staggering rate, businesses can no longer meet their capacity needs by simply adding more storage to their traditional, siloed data center infrastructure. Enterprise storage solutions based on Intel Technology can evolve storage architecture into dynamic, flexible environments that enable IT to scale capacity and implement efficient capabilities to keep up with explosive data growth. Intel® Xeon® Technology provides the energy-efficient performance, added data protection and scalability that powers innovative storage solutions for tomorrow’s data centers. It is time to evolve your storage architecture, retire legacy storage sub-systems and prepare for emergent deployment models, such as the cloud.
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Innovative Storage Capabilities for Data Center Efficiency
Today’s storage infrastructure is too costly and inefficient. In traditional storage architecture, storage capacity is provisioned per application and for long-term needs. IT can no longer afford this model. Tackling the data center’s toughest efficiency challenges are new storage optimization capabilities. These intelligent storage workloads demand the energy-efficient compute power of Intel technology. The Intel® Xeon® processor’s unique combination of compute and bandwidth dramatically improve the performance of capabilities such as thin provisioning; enable the automation of storage tiering and reduce price per TeraByte through data de-duplication.
Added Data Protection Secures Your Data
Increasing concerns about the security of data are leading to wider implementation of data security technologies in corporate data centers. Emerging usage models, such as cloud storage, increase the need to move beyond mere data protection. To address these concerns, Intel is integrating security features directly into our multi-core processors. Capabilities such as integrated hardware RAID allows a storage system to continue operation even in the event of disk failure or Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) enables broader use of encryption end-to-end in the data center.
Scalability your need for agile growth
As new usage models such as cloud storage, drive dynamic usages, higher levels of built in storage system intelligence is required. The energy-efficient performance of Intel Xeon technology enables strong automation capabilities and dynamic flexibility to place and move data between tiers. It is more efficient to place data that is not being touched or analyzed in the cost effective capacity tier and scale to the cloud.