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Better Together: high performance solutions from Intel and Dell

Intel® delivers the cutting edge processor technology that powers dell products and solutions, including the Intel® Core™ Processor Family for Dell desktops laptops, tablets and Ultra books as well as the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family for Dell servers and workstations. From complex analysis to top-of-the-line reliability, availability and performance, Dell and Intel offer a wide range of solutions with the tools you need to tackle your unique challenges.


A flexible foundation for future innovation.

The cloud is the future of IT. That’s why Intel® and Dell are at the forefront of cloud development. Our engineers work with leading hardware and software vendors and cloud providers to develop reference architectures and best practices for private, public, and hybrid cloud implementations. We do it because we know there is no better, more reliable foundation for solving current data center needs while ensuring a flexible, efficient foundation for growth and innovation.


Cloud Computing Resources

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Private Cloud Solutions with the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family - Learn how to enable flexible, private cloud solutions with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family.
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IT@Intel Whitepaper: Best Practices for Building an Enterprise Private Cloud - Learn how Intel IT built its enterprise private cloud, achieved tremendous business value, and how our scalable, on-demand hosting capacity will enable new revenue sources.
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IT@Intel Whitepaper: Extending Intel’s Enterprise Private Cloud with Platform as a Service - Intel IT is actively implementing platform as a service (PaaS) as the next logical step for its enterprise private cloud to accelerate custom application deployment and promote cloud-aware application design principles.
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Best Practices for Simplifying Your Cloud Network - To deliver robust and reliable cloud services, dramatic optimizations in networking can be attained by leveraging the right intelligent offloads and technologies within Intel® Ethernet devices.

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NASA’s Flexible Cloud Fabric: Moving Cluster Applications to the Cloud - Learn how the NASA Center for Climate Simulation found that an open cloud architecture using 10 Gigabit Ethernet for both inter-node communication and management traffic is a viable alternative to its purpose-built InfiniBand*- based cluster for many large-scale modeling applications.
Enhancing Server and Cloud Security with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) animation - This is a deep-dive technical animation that explains Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT).

High productivity. Low energy costs.

There are new ways to maximize your performance and capacity by combining the power of Dell and Intel®.

Experience industry-leading intelligent performance for demanding, mission-critical and cloud-based server environments, and increase business productivity and reduce your total cost of ownership. Intel processors optimize throughput by increasing network capability, shrinking the hardware footprint and cutting power needs to adapt to today’s rapid-response environment.

Enterprise Efficiency Resources


  Increase Server Performance: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family – Increase server performance with more cores, greater memory, and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


  Reduce Latency, Improve Data Throughput: Intel® Integrated I/O – Intel Integrated I/O feature improves I/O performance while reducing latency and system power usage. Watch this video to learn how this works.


  Improve Power Management: Intel® Node Manager – Dynamically monitor power management at all data center levels, optimizing throughput, load balance.

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  The Intelligent Choice for Evolving Virtual Data Centers (Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family Product Brief – Product Brief: Intel® Xeon® E5 family-based virtual data centers deliver flexibility, efficiency.

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  Better Power Management for Data Centers and Private Clouds (Intel® Node Manager solution brief) – Private Cloud and Data Center Optimization - Enable data center optimization and reduce power and cooling costs with Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family-based servers and Intel® Node Manager.

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  The Advantages of 4-Socket Servers based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 – This is an Intel Solution Brief addressing the advantages of the Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E5-4600 product family. With the recent release of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family, it’s time to take a new look at 4-socket servers.

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  Reducing Data Center Power Consumption with DMA Coalescing – Intel® Ethernet Server Adapters uniquely offer DMA Coalescing, an innovative capability that batches together DMA interrupts to be sent to the system for efficient processing. Learn how this capability optimizes the utilization of system resources and allows them to return to a lower power state more quickly than would otherwise be possible.

Case Study

  Case Study: Resolving Security and Throughput Challenges for High Performance Computing – Learn how Netherlands-based SARA identified the I/O virtualization support in Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Converged Network Adapters as the ideal means of meeting both security and throughput requirements for its high-performance cloud computing network infrastructure.

Take full advantage of virtualization technologies

Intel Xeon based PowerEdge™ servers — with virtualization technology built right into the processor — can extend virtualization across all of your IT operations to help you create an efficient data center that can respond dynamically to changes in demand.

Intel Xeon® processors have built-in hardware-assisted virtualization features that can enable the following benefits:
  • Reduced latencies and fewer potential bottlenecks
  • Better machine failover, workload balancing and disaster recovery
  • Improved business continuity and user uptime
  • A foundation for compliance management
Together, Dell and Intel help you to get the benefit of some of the most powerful, energy-efficient and popular virtualization solutions in the industry.

Virtualization Resources

White Paper IT@Intel Whitepaper: Using Converged Network Adapters for FCoE Network Unification – Intel implemented a unified network infrastructure using FCoE through dual-port 10Gb Intel Ethernet X520 server adapters. As a result, we are able to reduce total network costs per server rack by more than 50% among other benefits described in the paper. 
Video Why Greater Performance Per-Core Matters for Server Virtualization animation – When it comes to server virtualization performance, not all processing cores are created equal. Learn why choosing servers with greater performance per core can be more important than choosing the server with the highest core count.
Video Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c) – Each new generation of processors brings more compute power and new capabilities to servers platforms. To help take advantage of the opportunities presented by these technologies, Intel developed Intel® Virtualization Technology, or Intel® VT — a suite of hardware assists for virtualization throughout the entire platform — from processor, to chipset, to network controller.
White Paper Boosting I/O Performance for Virtualized Servers with SR-IOV and Microsoft Hyper-V running MS Windows Server 2012 – Learn why organizations need to adopt networking approaches that help reduce I/O latency, minimize processor utilization for networking tasks, and deliver I/O throughput that is comparable to an application communicating directly with a physical network adapter.

Protect your data, any time, any place.

In today's global network, your data travels across unknown cloud environments, outside corporate firewalls, and beyond -- which is why you need new levels of enterprise security capabilities. the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor delivers unprecedented protection for your clients and business data, so you can give your business hardware-based protection to address new threats that materials every day.

Security Resources

White PaperIT@Intel Whitepaper: Overcoming Security Challenges to Virtualize Internet-Facing Applications – Server virtualization brings real business value such as server consolidation, higher compute capacity utilization, data center space/power/cooling efficiencies, and operational agility. Intel IT has been actively driving the adoption of server virtualization within Intel’s data centers (DCs) with a target of virtualizing 75% of the office and enterprise DCs.

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Solution Brief: Security in the Cloud – Enterprise IT departments around the world face growing challenges to deliver new levels of service, performance, and data reliability for their lifeblood, mission critical transactional and analytics systems. Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers deliver the scalability, performance, advanced reliability, and data protection that IT departments expect for their most data-intensive, enterprise applications. Learn about end-to-end solutions that offer a way forward for Enterprise IT, meeting increasing requirements, yet staying within budget realities.


Secure Cloud with High Performing Intel Data Protection Technologies – Online security threats continue to grow, plaguing enterprises and cloud service providers. Learn how Intel® Xeon® processors are increasing performance of computationally intensive cryptographic algorithms to better manage data security.

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Securing the Network’s Leading Edge – Expedient Communications drives innovation forward, with enhanced cloud throughput and security powered by 10GBASE-T and Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters.
Security and speed by design.

To excel in today's borderless business environment, your workforce must be able to connect, communicate and respond faster than the competition. But as IT professionals know, employee-owned devices, remote access to corporate data and non-employee/ contractor access to applications can also expose client systems to a range of potential threats. Dell PCs powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Core ™ processors can help you meet these challenges head on with enhancements designed to support critical IT needs.

Workforce Productivity Resources

White Paper Five Steps to Consumerization of IT – Learn how IT managers can embrace the consumerization of IT in five steps. It starts with adopting a user-centered strategy—one designed to optimize the computing experience and keep the user productive on any device—while maintaining the performance, security, and manageability that IT demands.
White Paper Strategies for Embracing Consumerization – Increasingly, workers want to use their own devices, such as slates, smartphones, and portable computers, for work. For IT to be able to embrace consumerization, risks to the enterprise and its data must be minimized through assessing and understanding user needs and device types.
Video Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor Usage – Learn how Intel Core vPro processors enables IT to minimize interruptions to end users when servicing and repairing PCs, reimaging, or schedule power cycles for off-hour repairs, all from IT manager's desk.
White Paper Top Reasons to Standardize on 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processor Family – Standardize system on the Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processor for multi-tasking, threat protection, remote manageability, and virtualization.
Video What is Intel® Core™ vPro™ Technology – What is Intel® Core™ vPro™ Technology? Built-in hardware assisted manageability and security features that enable PC management in any system state.
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