Why the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series Is the Ideal Foundation for Cloud Computing

Date Added: May 2009
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While "Cloud computing" appears to be reaching the top of the hype cycle, there are some very real, substantive reasons why companies of all sizes are closely examining the benefits of the cloud. A cloud computing model has the potential to increase the agility of IT infrastructure, lower costs of certain applications, and drive new usage models. Yet both for service providers and enterprises, building a cloud infrastructure may be one of the most challenging tasks facing IT today: there are intense demands on servers, routers, and storage gear; demand may spike and drop erratically and performance must be maintained under very dynamic conditions.