Faster and easier sound good, right? Well, Intel and Microsoft this week both introduced products and features that will help your customers run their PCs faster and easier.
Here’s your solution provider’s update:
Intel SSD 545s
Intel this week introduced the SSD 545s solid state drive for PCs. It’s been designed for both installation in new PCs and as a replacement for older hard disk drives.
Here are 2 things about private clouds that may surprise you:
1) A private cloud is a lot more than just a collection of virtualized servers.
Virtualizing servers is actually just a first step toward creating a private cloud. The other steps involve virtualizing every resource: not just compute, but also storage and networking.
Cyberattacks are scary. Hackers have gotten more sophisticated, and the damage they wreak is getting massive.
To help, Microsoft today announced plans that should make you and your customers feel a little less scared.
The company said today that its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected to roll out in September, will include new end-to-end security features.
The topic of yesterday’s Business Compute Forum live chat was Intel Optane memory for desktop PCs.
And our guest speaker was Madhura Nataraju, Intel Optane memory product manager in Intel’s client computing group. Here’s some of what she covered:
Why do my customers need new types of PC memory?
If you offer PCs for high-end gamers, VR users and content creators, you’ll be happy to know that Intel has just started taking pre-orders for its new Core X-series processor family.
Actually, pre-sale orders became available yesterday from several retailers. And shipments of the new Intel processors are set to begin next Monday, June 26.
Want to learn what Intel’s recently announced Optane memory for PCs offers solution providers like you?
Then join the next Business Compute Forum live social chat.
Our guest, Intel product marketing manager Madhura Nataraju, will be chatting live on Tuesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. And you’re invited to join!
During this live and interactive chat, you’ll hear Madhura discuss:
The big E3 2017 conference for computer, video and mobile gaming gets underway in Los Angeles today. And with it come several announcements of some rather cool gaming systems and offers from suppliers including Intel, Origin and Dell.
Here’s your solution provider’s roundup:
Intel: new gaming partnerships
Finding the server business tepid? Join the club.
Industry watchers Gartner and IDC both issued recent reports on Q1 server sales. Although the two companies disagreed on some details, they agreed that overall server shipments are weak.
Who needs 3D NAND technology? Just your customers.
That’s because technologies including the cloud, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) already have your customers storing, processing and sharing a whole lot more data. Those data requirements are only going to increase.
To be sure, conventional 2D NAND-based Flash drives are a great technology for storing data. They’re faster than traditional hard disk drives, and more resistant to mechanical shock. That’s why they’re widely used in USB dongles, digital cameras and smartphone memory cards.
Digital transformation: If your customers aren’t talking about it now, they will soon.
Intel certainly is. Even as the company creates new products for other companies undergoing digital transformations, it is also undergoing a digital transformation of its own.
Sound familiar? That’s what many solution providers are doing, too. So check out some of Intel’s latest moves, as detailed in its latest IT Annual Performance Report, released last week.