Intel Microarchitecture and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Transforming the Data Center
A transformation is taking place in the data center, with more powerful compute resources available, IT managers are using virtualization to consolidate more applications onto fewer physical servers for greater efficiency and better resource utilization. The result is a more efficient, flexible data center that can better adapt to changing needs. Intelligent and powerful servers are a key element o this new data center. Another is a flexible and reliable network fabric that meets the bandwidth needs of demanding applicants and simplifies the network by consolidating multiple types of data center traffic. This paper describes how new server and networking products from Intel combine to provide the foundation of this new data center model.