Hosting provider phoenixNAP has announced the launch of dedicated servers with the Intel Xeon E-2186G processor. Intel Xeon E-2100 processors would introduce improvements over previous Intel Xeon E3 processors by offering increased processor core count options, higher clock speeds, and an optional graphic accelerator with Intel UHD Graphics P630.
The Intel Xeon E-2100 processor also features Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), an advanced security technology that would help secure cloud services by helping to protect selected code and data from disclosure or modification. BIOS updates that are expected later this year will allow Intel Xeon E-2100 processors to support 128 GB of RAM, effectively doubling its current maximum RAM capacity.
phoenixNAP claims with its dedicated server platform to be one of the first data center service providers to give global access to the platform and enable worldwide organizations to experience the power of the Intel Xeon E-2100 processor.
“The introduction of these new Intel Xeon E processors is a game changer in the entry-level server market and a strong addition to our portfolio of dedicated servers,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “Intel Xeon E-2186G processors show significant boosts in levels of performance compared to previous Intel Xeon E3 processors, as confirmed by our benchmark tests.”
Intel Optane Technology
In addition to offering servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2100 processor, phoenixNAP is also introducing “high-performance, high endurance” Intel Optane DC SSD P4800X and “cost-efficient” Intel 3DNAND P4510 NVMe drive support for single-processor servers.
The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X is the first product to combine the attributes of memory and storage. With a combination of high throughput, low latency, high QoS and high endurance, this innovative solution would break through data access bottlenecks by providing a new data storage tier.
The DC P4800X accelerates applications for fast caching and fast storage to increase scale per dedicated server and reduce transaction costs for latency sensitive workloads. In addition, the DC P4800X would enable data centers to deploy bigger and more affordable datasets to gain new insights from large memory pools. The platform is accessible from multiple locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific, while diverse customization options allow for the creation of “powerful” IT environments tailored to specific needs.
“Intel Xeon E-2100 processors family are our new performance-optimized entry-level solution, built to deliver an excellent experience to end users while improving efficiency in the data center,” said Jeff Wittich, Director of Cloud Service Provider Business Strategy and Product Enablement at Intel. “Its features are convenient for small business servers, as well as some more demanding applications and production environments. We have had a great collaboration with phoenixNAP over the years, and we are excited to see how it is furthering the potential of Intel platforms.”