650 Million Reasons Why Data Center Efficiency Matters

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Intel’s Data Center Strategy is on track to create $650 million of value for Intel’s business by year 2014.  By adopting the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® processors, and deploying advanced storage, networking and facilities innovations, we have realized 35 percent of those savings already.

After working in Intel's Server Group for many years as a end user product marketing manager with IT customers to understand how they use technology to create business value, it was cool to be able to take the plunge into the world of IT@Intel.

With over 100,000 servers to manage across 97 data centers the complexity inside Intel IT is pretty dramatic.  However, once the purpose of the data centers is understood (Intel IT has four general business areas that data centers support: Design, Office, Manufacturing, Enterprise), it is clear that a top line strategy is required to balance investment, streamline operations to maximize efficiency.  Because technology, business needs and economic times change (often very rapidly), that strategy has to be dynamic as well.

This video series produced by the IT experts who were willing to tell the story behind the key elements of the Intel IT Data Center Solutions:

  • Strategy
  • Facility
  • Compute
  • Network
  • Storage
  • Video Tours Inside four of our data centers

Explore these resources and I hope you find it half as interesting as I do.