The Intel Developer Forum always provides many opportunities to get the inside story on Intel strategy and the technologies and solutions that stem from it. That was the case when Diane Bryant, VP and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group (DCSG) for Intel Corporation, talked about cloud computing at an IDF session.
Diane explained that Intel’s cloud strategy has three parts:
1. Listen to the needs of end users. One way that Intel listens to users is through the company’s active support for the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), a user-driven organization that is creating usage models for cloud and next-generation data centers.
2. Deliver optimized products and technologies based on user needs. Intel responds to industry requirements by delivering products and technologies that meet the needs of companies of all sizes, Diane noted. Intel innovation spans silicon, platforms and software for server, storage and networking, and it extends to the client devices.
3. Enable a broad range of deployable solutions that address customer requirements. Intel collaborates with ecosystem leaders to bring solutions to market and define best practices for making the ODCA’s usage models deployable today and optimized for Intel architecture. These tools and best practices are brought together via the Intel Cloud Builders program.
Through efforts like these, Intel has helped many organizations tackle their IT challenges and move toward the cloud — with confidence.
Raejeanne Skillern is Intel’s director of marketing for cloud computing.