Leading cloud computing provider Savvis needed to build an infrastructure for a new offering while expanding its existing environments to support continued customer growth. By selecting new servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series, Savvis is providing customers with improved application performance for all of its cloud offerings while increasing server density up to 50 percent compared with previous deployments. That density helps Savvis manage power, cooling, and real estate costs and retain a competitive edge by keeping customer pricing low.
“With larger core counts and support for greater memory capacity than previous processors, the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series lets us double the number of virtual machines on each physical server,” explains Reed Smith, director of product management for cloud computing at Savvis. “We can support continued customer growth while conserving data center power, cooling, and real estate.”