This Week in Cloud and Data Center News

Intel’s work in open standards. The case for the oneAPI model. Inspur spurs OCP adoption. Enterprises opt for OCP. And getting clarity about cloud migration.

Accelerating Solutions From Cloud to Edge Through Open Standards

Intel joined efforts to create an open hardware movement almost a decade ago, and since then has contributed quite a bit to the development of open standards. One of the most recent projects includes cloud optimized OCP platforms in collaboration with Facebook for upcoming 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

Study Finds Unified Programming Model Saves Time and Money

If application portability across new and emerging acceleration platforms sounds good to you, the oneAPI model might be the way to go. A new study from J.Gold Associates discusses why enterprises ought to move to a cross-architectural model with multiple computing accelerators and the oneAPI approach.

Inspur Takes OCP Beyond Hyperscalers

To spur adoption of OCP, Chinese server leader Inspur is expanding its AI offerings to include a cloud-optimized server running on Intel Optane persistent memory and Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The platform is geared to SAP HANA workloads and boosts performance for large datasets.

Open Compute Isn’t Only for Hyperscale Data Centers

Speaking of OCP, the non-hyperscale market for this hardware is growing, with smaller cloud providers, telcos, and enterprises getting on board. So what does this OCP adoption look like, and what challenges stand in the way of greater adoption? Access remains an issue for smaller-scale buyers, but interest in servers is on the rise.

How to Achieve Clarity on Cloud Migration Goals

Complexity in the cloud is inevitable these days as the tasks being run in the cloud themselves grow more complex. To handle this complexity, companies need clarity about their goals for moving to and operating in the cloud. Insights about running your processes in the right places can help you get started.