Intel Corporation (INTC)
March 06, 2012 12:00 pm ET
Diane M. Bryant - Chief Information Officer and Vice President
Mario Müller -
Derek Chan -
Unknown Executive -
Alex Rodriguez -
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Diane Bryant, Intel Vice President and General Manager, Data Center and Connected Systems Group.
Diane M. Bryant
Thank you. So thank you so much for joining us on what is a very big day for us, the launch of the Xeon Processor E5 family. The E5 is truly the heart of the Data Center, and we mean that very explicitly. And when we say Data Center, we mean all data centers, whether it is the public cloud service provider data centers, the foundation for fueling those services; whether it's enterprise IT data centers; telco service provider data centers; or the home of large high-performance computing clusters. All of those data centers, all of the infrastructure inside of those data centers is what we're targeting with the E5 family.
If you think about it, we are in a period of incredible growth. Today, there's 2.2 billion Internet users worldwide. That's projected, as you've probably heard, to go to 3.1 billion users by 2015. You think about the growth in the number of devices -- total number of devices, the growth in the number of devices per user continues to grow. And as we have this massive innovation on the client side, we equally have innovation inside of the Data Center side with technologies such as cloud computing.
Cloud computing, in and of itself, allows new services to be rapidly invented and rapidly deployed to all of those devices. So you can argue the cause and effect is the innovation in cloud and in devices, enabling all these new usages or are these new usages driving the innovation in the cloud and in the devices. But either way, the result is an ever-increasing demand on the Data Center infrastructure.