The Future Starts in the Data Center

You don’t have to look very hard to see how big data and powerful analytics tools are changing the world. Organizations ranging from leading-edge hospitals and smart cities to modernized farms have leapt ahead of the competition by thinking differently about how to use the business-enabling power of their data centers.

A few examples:

  • Healthcare providers around the world are now leveraging data analytics to deliver more targeted therapies and personalized medicine—and open up a new market measured in terms of billions of dollars.
  • Disaster management teams are using insights gained from real-time data analytics to know exactly where to target emergency response assistance for those in the hardest hit areas
  • Farm operators are using real-time data analysis to turn agriculture into a more precise science—and a more profitable business—with carefully targeted uses of fertilizers and irrigation water.

This list could go on and on, covering examples from industries as diverse as automobile engineering, entertainment, and oil and gas exploration. In virtually any industry, you can find examples of innovation that is taking place today by organizations that have recognized the potential to capitalize on data in new ways.

Of course, it takes more than big data to fuel innovation. It also takes what we might call big compute—powerful analytics tools, bigger-and-faster multicore processors, and low-latency fabrics that allow data to move quickly in and out of high-speed storage.

This is where Intel enters the innovation picture. Following the lead of computing pioneer Gordon Moore, of Moore’s Law fame, Intel continues to deliver the advances in processors, networking, storage, and management that organizations need to put big data to work in innovative ways.

Earlier this the year, for example, we launched the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family, which delivers the world’s fastest system for real-time analytics on a trusted, mission-critical, highly scalable platform. And a little later in the year, together with Micron, we announced new 3D XPoint™ technology, which brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster than NAND.

These and other innovations at the data center level fuel countless downstream innovations at the business level. They make it possible for organizations to think about putting data to work in novel ways.  We’re really talking about the data center as the new center of possibility.

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Discover 2015 conference in London, participants are received a close-up look at some of the exciting innovations that are taking place today at the intersection of big data and big compute. You can get your own close-up view by exploring The New Center of Possibility site on and checking out the video below.