Data Center Strategy Leading Intel’s Business Transformation
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IT Best Practices: To better meet Intel’s business requirements while providing our internal customers with optimal data center infrastructure capabilities and innovative business services, Intel IT has overhauled our data center strategy. Our data center transformation strategy is to run Intel data center services like a factory, affecting change in a disciplined manner and applying breakthrough technologies, solutions, and processes.
We use three key metrics to measure data center transformation success: meet growing customer demand (service-level agreements and quality of service) within constrained spending targets (cost-competitiveness) while optimally increasing the utilization of infrastructure assets (operational efficiency).
Building on previous investments and techniques, our refined data center strategy has generated savings exceeding USD 1.5 billion from 2010 to 2016.
Over the next three years, we plan to extend the data center strategy to continue to transform our data center infrastructure. We will do so by using disruptive server, storage, network, and data center facility technologies that can lead to unprecedented quality-of-service levels and total cost of ownership reduction for business applications—all while continuing to improve IT operational efficiency.
Our data center transformation strategy is key for Intel IT to stay competitive, compared to public cloud services. Implementing breakthrough solutions and pursuing aggressive goals are critical factors to success in this transformation.