In July, Intel launched the new Intel® Xeon® E processor, delivering performance with built-in visuals for entry workstations, to help better empower professional content creators. Today, I’m pleased to announce that the Intel® Xeon® E processor is now available for use in entry servers for small business customers, and as a hardware-enhanced security layer in secure cloud services.
The Intel® Xeon® E processor is the next-generation single-socket processor succeeding the Intel® Xeon® E3 processor. It offers more processing performance, higher frequencies, faster memory support, more PCI Express* lanes, and support for remote manageability, giving small businesses more of what they want and need in a modern server for the data-centric era. The Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processor also features Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), an advanced security technology that helps activate secure cloud services—which I’ll share more about later in this blog.
Server Solutions for Small Business
For a small business, your data is your connection to customers, sales, inventory, financial records, and ultimately growth. No matter the size of your business, the value of your data is enormous. Having your own server enables you to keep your key business data accessible and protected, plus help you and your employees be more productive and support your company’s growth.
The new Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processor offers affordable performance for small businesses looking to adopt their first server, or to upgrade from existing slower and less capable servers. New Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processor-based servers deliver up to a 48% performance improvement over a four-year-old entry server1, and are available from a wide range of OEMs and channel partners.
To learn more about what this new processor offers to small businesses and get the detailed product specs, check out the Intel® Xeon® E processor page.
Enhancing Security for Cloud Services
As I mentioned above, the Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processor also features an advanced security technology known as Intel® SGX. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest concerns we and our partners hear about from our end customers. At Intel, we have an ongoing commitment to data center-class security and we listen to customers’ needs and work with industry leaders to design hardware-enhanced security technologies into our products. Intel® SGX is one example of this important work.
Many businesses are adopting cloud services, but are concerned about the safety and privacy of their data in the public cloud. Cloud Service Providers are addressing the concerns by offering secure cloud services based on Intel® SGX. The new Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processor with Intel® SGX helps protect selected code and data from disclosure or modification, enabling developers to partition their application into processor-hardened enclaves or protected areas of execution in memory that help increase security even on compromised platforms.
I encourage you to listen to how partners and early customers are using Intel® SGX to deliver enhanced security in a panel discussion I recently hosted with industry leaders Microsoft, Fortanix, and R3.
You can also check out this blog by my colleague, Jesse Schrater, who works closely with our partners on security and Intel® SGX.
1 "New Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processor-based servers deliver 48% performance improvement over a 4-year-old entry server” Config: Tested at Intel Corp. as of 10/12/2018. 1x Intel® Xeon® E-2124G Processor, Platform: Moss Beach, 4 x 8GB DDR4 2666 ECC(32GB 2666MHz), OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Kernel 4.15.0-29-generic), Benchmark: SPECrate*2017_fp_base (Estimated), Compiler: ICC 18.0.2 20180210,BIOS: CNLSE2R1.R00.X138.B81.1809120626, uCode:0x96, Storage: SSD S3710 Series 800GB, Score: 30.6 (Estimated) compared to 1x Intel® Xeon® E3-1226v3 Processor Platform: S1200RP, 4 x 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (32GB 1600MHz), OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Kernel 4.15.0-29-generic), Benchmark: SPECrate*2017_fp_base (Estimated), Compiler: 18.0.2 20180210,BIOS: S1200RP.86B.03.04.0007.082920181422, uCode:0x25, Storage: Intel® SSD S3710 Series 800GB, Score: 20.6 (Estimated)
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