Combine workloads into smaller hardware footprints
In the enterprise data center and at edge locations, IT organizations in distributed businesses are trying to modernize their infrastructures. Their primary goal at the edge is to deploy low-maintenance, easy-to-manage infrastructure for data collection and local processing without the need to constantly transfer data to and from the data center. Currently, IT organizations meet that goal by installing several dedicated devices at each site, such as storage-area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS) devices, and the servers and switches they require. While that approach meets the organizations’ infrastructure needs, it can result in more assets to manage and a higher total cost of ownership (TCO). IT organizations’ longer term goal, therefore, is to put in place a more-modern, scalable IT model like hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) at the edge, rather than to simply buy dedicated devices.Enter Intel® Select Solutions: verified hardware and software stacks, workload optimized across compute, storage, and networking resources. Intel Select Solutions are ideal for small deployments at the edge, and they are also designed for the scale required in the data center. Built on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel Select Solutions help ensure enterprises get the scalability and performance they require.