This Week in Cloud and Data Center News

Education, retail, and finance solutions take center stage at Microsoft Ignite. Vast Data brings home storage gold. Get an early look at 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based systems. Selecting the right server processor for your enterprise apps. Intel and Google Cloud team up on 5G network transformation. A European hybrid hotel chain streamlines its business systems.

Intel at Microsoft Ignite

As a Premium Sponsor of this year’s all-digital Microsoft Ignite event, Intel will present sessions highlighting the latest industry solutions in education, retail, and finance. Join experts from Intel and Microsoft to learn, connect, and explore the emerging technologies shaping the globe. Register today!

The Best Enterprise Storage Arrays of 2020

Storage magazine and SearchStorage have announced their 2020 Products of the Year, and Intel has helped bring home the gold. In fact, Vast Data’s winning LightSpeed NAS appliance—which combines Intel Optane persistent memory, NVMe flash, and QLC NAND SSDs—was judged to be “one of the most innovative storage architectures on the market.”

Early Access Program Now Available for 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-Based Systems

Ready to jumpstart your validation testing and benchmarking? Supermicro’s JumpStart Early Access program for the upcoming 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors—codenamed Ice Lake—is now open for early CNDA remote access. Apply now in just four easy steps for an early look at 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based Supermicro X12 systems. Watch for additional Early Access programs in the coming weeks.

Selecting the Right Server Microprocessor to Run Your On-Premises Enterprise Applications

CPUs are among the most critical server component considerations for enterprise IT managers. But with no fewer than 400 server processor SKUs to choose from, how do you make the right decision? IDC’s Shane Rau answers that question and more in this Intel-commissioned report.

Intel and Google Cloud Aim to Advance 5G Networks and Edge Innovations

Intel and Google Cloud are teaming up to develop telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions for CommSPs to accelerate their 5G deployments across multiple network and edge locations. The partnership, which will focus on three main areas, is a key step in Intel’s journey to help transform the 5G network with a software-defined, agile, and scalable infrastructure.

MEININGER Hotels Deliver Outstanding Guest Service

MEININGER—an international hotel operator offering the services of both a hotel and a hostel—wanted to be the leading hybrid hotel company in Europe. So when increased demand started to negatively affect customers’ experiences as well as internal processes, the company streamlined its business systems with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX servers, powered by 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.