OpSource provides cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses to accelerate growth, scale operations, control costs, and reduce IT infrastructure support risks. OpSource standardizes on Dell PowerEdge* servers and Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS*) based on the eight-core Intel® Xeon® processor X7560, Red Hat Enterprise Linux*, and VMware vSphere*. OpSource also deploys EMC VNX5500* unified storage platforms with storage controllers based on the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. John Rowell, OpSource’s chief technology officer, says he looks forward to deploying the Intel Xeon processor E7 family, particularly for the benefits of Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) and Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI).
“How often do you get excited about a processor?” said Rowell. “We are actually excited about the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family because of Intel® TXT and the ability it gives us to segment and isolate VMware hypervisors. We see a lot of value in that capability, and we’re pushing the vendor community to provide broad support as soon as possible.”
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