Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: Speed and Throughput Fuel Business Growth for Terremark and Thesys

Intelligence comes in handy no matter what you’re trying to accomplish. For proof, consider the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, which intelligently adjusts performance and energy consumption according to server application needs. Terremark and Thesys Technologies, two companies in diverse market segments, are both using this intelligent processor series to boost their speed and throughput and fuel business growth.

Terremark provides its customers with co-location, managed hosting, network security, and cloud computing services. For its recent enterprise cloud deployments, the company chose the Cisco Unified Computing System* with servers based on Intel Xeon processor 5500 and 5600 series to improve the price/performance of systems, increase the density of the infrastructure, and control expenses. The move is helping Terremark provide for continued growth while providing customers with up to 30 percent better application performance.

“By providing fast access to memory and greater support for memory capacity, the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series in the Cisco Unified Computing System helps us deliver outstanding price/performance for customer applications running in our virtualized environment,” says Joel Stidley, managed services architect for Terremark.

Meanwhile, in the financial services industry, the demands for speed and throughput are fierce—especially in high-frequency trading of U.S. equities. This is why many organizations looking to move into this dynamic market segment are turning to Thesys Technologies and its ultra-fast trading platform—which, like Terremark’s services, runs on the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series.

Thesys chose the Intel Xeon processor 5560 for its balanced combination of processor performance, I/O throughput, and memory bandwidth as well as a track record of outstanding reliability. With its new servers, Thesys has seen a 15 to 20 percent jump in application throughput, driving business growth by enabling customers to keep up with ever-rising volumes of market data.

“Speeding up application throughput by 15 to 20 percent was a big deal," says Michael Beller, managing partner. “We believe—and our largest institutional clients, who have carefully researched this space, tell us—that we have the fastest commercially available equities trading platform in the world.”

For the whole story on both companies, read our new Terremark and Thesys Technologies success stories. As always, you can find these, and many more, in the Reference Room and IT Center.