Intel Flexes Data Center Solutions Muscle As AMD Heats Up

From CRN: Intel said it’s gaining traction with its program for verifying and optimizing data center solutions for various workloads that can help partners save a significant amount of time and close server deals faster.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker highlighted the progress and benefits of its nearly four-year-old Intel Select Solutions program in an interview with CRN as it faces steeper competition from its x86 CPU rival, AMD, and plans to launch its next generation of Xeon Scalable processors, code-named Ice Lake.

Intel Select Solutions was formed in 2017 to make it easier for the company’s partners to build and sell solutions optimized around its portfolio of data center products, which includes Xeon processors, Optane Persistent Memory modules, solid state drives and Ethernet components.

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