Intel demos ‘Cloud-in-a-Box’ solution

By : |July 14, 2011 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: In lieu with its ‘Cloud Vision 2015’, chip-maker Intel displayed Xeon-powered ‘Cloud-in-a-Box’ solution.

Intel anticipates that by the year 2015, 2.5 billion people, with more than 15 billion devices will access the Internet. Moreover then, online traffic is expected to reach a zettabyte or ‘one million million billion bytes’.

So, Intel foresees that soon companies will have to develop data centres with smaller footprint, however, which are at the same time secure and energy efficient. According to the company, this new technology will cater to this necessity and will help companies to ‘deploy cloud faster that ever before’.

Also Read: Internet traffic to quadruple by 2015: Cisco

Touted to be the ‘smallest data centre in the world’, which however was more of a ‘portable technology demonstration tool’ rather a ‘to be commercialised product’, the box is equipped with Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), which enhances security at the processor level by assuring that a server hardware has not been tampered with at the hypervisor level or below.

This solution is armed with the company’s latest Xeon processors 5600 and E78800/4800/2800 and its hardware Virtualization Technology.

It also features Intel’s AES New Instructions (AES-NI), which is said to reduce the overhead normally carried by encryption.

Intel has also developed a new range of software, Expressway Access Program 360, a solution suite designed to control the entire lifecycle of cloud access by providing single sign-on for authorization and auditing and Expressway Gateway Service.

The ‘Cloud Vision 2015’ vision anticipates an environment where cloud data centers are seamlessly and securely connected or federated, fully automated — with little or no human interaction – and client-aware, providing secure access and optimal experience across a range of devices from smartphones to notebooks and this requires open, interoperable standards-based solutions.

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