Intel’s Data Center Strategy, explained

If you've attended any of the Intel Premier IT Professional events or if you have been following our Data Center blogs, you're no doubt aware that Intel is in the process of transforming our computing and data processing back end. We're moving from a sprawl of resources spread across over a hundred data centers to a much smaller footprint. We've been deploying grid computing and virtual servers to slow the rate of growth of our computing capacity. We're also changing our operations processes, applying disciplines that were originally developed for our factories to improve the way we manage our data centers. A little over a year into the project, some of our team (Uttam Shetty, Alan Ross, Brently Davis, and I) have put out a white paper to summarize our goals, focus areas, and preliminary results. We've uploaded the paper as a resource, which you can read/download.