This Week in Cloud and Data Center News

Intel announces new Intel Xeon Scalable processors at CES 2021. AWS reveals new AI training platforms at re:Invent. INT and Intel software reduce data center congestion. Formulus Black advances its in-memory computing solution. Jeff Klaus offers advice for improving server uptime and reliability.

CES 2021: Intel Starts Production of 10nm Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

This week at CES 2021, Intel announced production of its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, set to ramp up during Q1. These latest processors will enable cloud, enterprise, and networking customers to deploy innovative systems and services—such as next-gen cloud services—that strengthen data privacy, AI video analytics, and microservices at the edge.

Amazon AWS Ramps New Hardware for AI

At its recent re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced new hardware platforms for AI training as the company seeks more cost-effective and higher performing alternatives. Among those platforms is the Intel Habana accelerator, which will provide up to 40 percent improvement in price and performance over traditional GPUs.

Real-Time Network Visibility Is Critical for Data Centers

Without systems in place to track congestion issues in real time, network owners can experience delays before they even have a chance to troubleshoot. In-Band Network Telemetry (INT) and Intel Deep Insight Network Analytics Software reduce congestion by anticipating the fastest path for data packets to reach their destination, giving customers an in-depth understanding of the challenges their networks face.

Customer Spotlight: Formulus Black and the Power of In-Memory Computing

Formulus Black recently partnered with Lenovo to bring its FORSA in-memory storage virtualization software to market based on Lenovo’s partnership with Intel and its support of Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem) technology. The two companies are also building a next-gen cloud computing infrastructure that delivers compute instances with local storage powered by Intel Optane PMem.

Managing Platforms in the Modern Era

Improving server uptime and reliability are core aspects of Intel’s ongoing mission to support the growth of enterprise and hyperscale cloud computing ecosystems. Intel GM of Data Center Solutions Jeff Klaus explains how the right tools and a commitment to maintenance can improve reliability/availability and provide measurable gains like decreased energy use and lower maintenance costs.