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Intel Xeon E5 server refresh is now
Welcome to Emulex’s site devoted to the Intel Xeon E5 series server refresh. Here you can find out how to stay ahead of the new wave of servers coming to market, address I/O requirements for next generation server platforms, learn from a wide selection of whitepapers, data sheets and cutting edge industry news, and discover how to create more revenue generating opportunities.
What is Intel Xeon E5?
Intel’s new Xeon E5 family of processors is the successor to the Intel Xeon 5600 & 5500 series, which are among the most popular enterprise technology products of all time. As the new Intel chipset has entered market, system manufacturers have announced new models of rack and blade servers. The Xeon E5 series offers the possibility for more cores, more memory, more integration and more I/O bandwidth. It can reduce I/O latency up to 30 percent from the previous 5600 series. The figure below shows key features of the chipset:
Why should I care about server refresh and I/O?
Demanding applications such as virtualization, large databases and data warehousing, backup and recovery and private cloud deployments have become the norm in today’s data centers.
There was once a time when 4Gb Fibre Channel (4GFC) was enough to get the job done, but with today’s most needed and I/O hungry applications, and the available powerful Intel® Xeon® E5 server platform, sometimes even 8GFC may not be enough. Add more cores, more memory, solid state drives (SSD) and “future proofing,” a great many amount of customers are considering 16GFC Host Bus Adapters to meet the demands of today and tomorrow.
As your customers now evaluate the new Xeon E5 server platforms, now is the time to take advantage of adding profitable I/O solutions!