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Intel: Intelligent Networking
Intel is helping to transform network services with software defined capabilities that enable fast service deployment and more revenue opportunity for the enterprise, cloud, and telecommunications infrastructures. The explosion of global network traffic driven by consumer demand for mobile, rich content anytime, anywhere, and the need to rapidly introduce new revenue generating services is driving IT managers, Telco, and cloud service providers (CSPs) to carefully scrutinize future network capital expenditures (CapEx). Complicating their concerns is maintaining balance in the infrastructure, as more capable processors drive richer applications and usages that put additional pressure on networks, resulting in greater need for 10/40 GbE communications. Furthermore, network infrastructure energy costs are spiraling higher and driving up operational expenditures (OpEx). Faced with increasing CapEx and OpEx, IT managers, Telco, and CSPs are looking for intelligent networking and data center solutions that deliver a balanced infrastructure, optimized cost/performance, and energy efficiency. Now, there’s a compelling standard architecture that offers scalable, balanced platform choices for consolidating workloads on a single technology foundation. This architecture dramatically reduces development effort, power consumption, and time to market. Traditionally, compute, virtualization, storage, and network elements have run on separate, proprietary systems. To optimize network infrastructure and operations, service providers are now turning to IT best practices, whereby all of these workloads can be consolidated onto a single foundation, thanks to the extraordinary performance gains from Intel Architecture and supporting technologies.