NEW ORLEANS: Intel has added a host of system design and server reliability updates to its latest line of Xeon servers.
The company announced the update at its 2012 Intel Solutions Summit and said that its 2600 server boards would build on its E5 Xeon server platform, offering partners the ability to build branded servers based on the E5 platform.
Additionally, the company has unveiled a management suite which will allow administrators greater visibility and control over the server deployments and backup management.
Known as the Intel Server Continuity Suite, the platform will allow Intel's latest servers to run backups which without slowing down other activities.
By running a continuous set of backup procedures, firms will be able to protect their systems from everyday issues and large-scale failures alike, Intel claimed.
The boards, which are available in both single and multi-socket formats, will be targeted at customers ranging from small businesses to large enterprises.
In addition to new boards, the company is also offering new chassis and modules for its channel partners.
"We are not thinking of the channel as just a small business win, but using it to get to these large businesses as well," said Intel chief information officer Diane Bryant.
"This is why the channel plays so well in this space."
The update comes as part of a larger expansion to Intel's Enterprise Platform and Services Division (EPSD) brand.
The company is looking to expand its channel platform with a pair of new integration centre facilities in the US and Hungary along with expanding and strengthening the inventory levels available to partners.
The EPSD 3.0 platform will be targeted at what Intel's sees as a growing need for partnerships with vendors and service providers in its channel.
Intel Americas vice president of sales and marketing, CJ Bruno, told V3 that with cloud computing and embedded devices becoming more prevalent, there is a greater need for service and support in both the enterprise and consumer market.
"We are headed towards a land of 15 billion connected devices," he said.
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