Intel Xeon D-2100 set to enable new capabilities for cloud, network and service providers

Intel has introduced the new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor, a System on Chip (SoC) processor architected to address the needs of edge applications and other data centre or network applications constrained by space and power.

According to Intel, the Intel Xeon D-2100 processor extends the record-breaking performance and innovation of the Intel Xeon Scalable platform from the heart of the data centre to the network edge and web tier, where network operators and cloud service providers face the need to continuously grow performance and capacity without increasing power consumption.

“To seize 5G and new cloud network opportunities, service providers need to optimise their data centre  and edge infrastructures to meet the growing demands of bandwidth hungry end users and their smart and connected devices,” said Sandra Rivera, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel.

“The Intel Xeon D-2100 processor allows service providers and enterprises to deliver the maximum amount of compute intelligence at the edge of the web tier while expending the least power.”

Intel Xeon D-2100 processor will enable greater performance and hardware enhanced security to the network edge in support of the growing number of workloads that demand more compute, analytics and data protection closer to endpoint devices.

The new processors will also enable CoSPs to deliver higher-capacity, workload-optimised networking services with enhanced performance at lower power in virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) such as VPNs and encryption services.

The Intel Xeon D-2100 processors include up to 18 “Skylake-server” generation Intel Xeon processor cores and integrated Intel QuickAssist Technology with up to 100 Gbps of built in cryptography, decryption and encryption acceleration. In addition to those data protection enhancements. Intel say the product will be supported by system software updates to protect customers from the security exploits referred to as “Spectre” and “Meltdown”.

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