(The Hosting News) – Chip maker Intel on Tuesday announced a number of new data center-centric solutions encompassed in the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family – components that deliver 50% greater performance than the preceding offering.
Code-named “Ivy Bridge-EP,” the product family also delivers 45% greater efficiency, 12 cores and numerous other advantages.
“Much of the infrastructure today is not architected to support the growth in IT services. Datacenter management is often manual and static. To enable on-demand, automated services, the next generation of datacenters will need to evolve to a “software defined infrastructure” where many of the functions are managed in software. The new Intel Xeon processors provide a common, software compatible processing foundation and possess the features and tools to help transform datacenters for the future,” stated Intel through a press release.
Meanwhile, Intel will specifically use the E5-2600 v2 product family to power IBM’s NeXtScal System – a flexible cloud platform taking care of “high-demand” workloads involving cloud delivery, analytics and technical computing.
Along with the processor announcement, Intel also revealed that Amazon Web Services had become the first cloud provider to utilize the “Intel Inside” brand name.
Intel’s Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 products will range in price from $202 to $2,614 and are available in eighteen parts. Companies expected to base their platforms on the Xeon processor E5 family include Apple, Acer, Dell, HP, Oracle, Lenovo and IBM.