Accelerating Business Transformation

Intel and Microsoft’s partnership delivers powerful data center solutions that help businesses gain competitive advantage by building the foundation for a data-driven enterprise.

Optimized Solutions for Faster, Smarter Decision Making

For more than 20 years, Intel and Microsoft have partnered to develop breakthrough data center solutions that enable IT to deliver powerful, efficient, and flexible business solutions and services. Today, we are helping businesses derive more value from data, reduce costs, and increase efficiency with next-generation analytics and cloud-based platforms that accelerate innovation and provide a catalyst for growth.

Windows Server* 2016 and Intel

Windows Server* 2016 empowers advanced data center functionalities with software-defined compute, storage, and network capabilities that are elastic and cost effective. Windows Server* 2016 is optimized for Intel's best-in-class storage, compute, and networking technologies to deliver great performance, optimization, efficiency, and scalability to transform your data center.

Intel and Microsoft Deliver Joint Cloud Strategy

Intel and Microsoft share a vision of accelerating widespread cloud adoption. Together, Intel and Microsoft offer an enterprise class, consistent cloud platform across private cloud on-premises, public cloud with Azure*, and hybrid cloud with upcoming Azure Stack* from Microsoft. In this video, Mike Neil, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, talks about the Intel and Microsoft partnership and our shared Cloud vision.

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Microsoft Cloud Platform Powered by Intel

Microsoft and Intel share a common vision to help customers and partners transform their business and harness the flexibility of the cloud to deliver solutions that address their evolving needs. Leveraging technical expertise and our deep partnership, we combine cutting-edge hardware with innovative software to deliver intelligent, scalable, reliable, and secure cloud platform for customers and partners moving to the cloud.

Intelligent Microsoft Azure* Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure Powered by Intel® technologies, provides a flexible platform for various workloads including HPC, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

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Intel and Microsoft Deliver a Hybrid Cloud Platform

Intel is collaborating with Microsoft to create a best in class hybrid cloud platform fully optimized for the Intel® architecture.

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The Benefits of Azure Stack* on Intel

Microsoft Azure Stack combines the flexibility of cloud computing with the performance and control of on-premises environments.

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IT Peer Network: Windows Server* 2016 Performance Testing

Three Ready to Go Configurations for Windows Server* 2016

Intel is helping the ecosystem prepare to take advantage of Windows Server* 2016 and Storage Spaces Direct for software defined storage. Learn about the three recommended configurations with Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel storage devices.

Three configurations for Storage Spaces Direct

Capacity Optimized Solution Testing for Windows Server* 2016

Intel presents internal testing results of Intel NMVe* (Non Volatile Memory Express) + Hard Disk Drives (HDD) based configuration, for a capacity optimized solution. In this blog, Intel illustrates this hybrid storage configuration, and its best fit scenario.

Intel capacity optimized testing results

Throughput Optimized Solution Testing for Windows Server* 2016

For customers interested in higher throughput, Intel developed an all Intel® SSD (Intel® Solid State Drives) configuration with a mix of NVMe* and SATA SSDs. In this blog, Intel shows consistent performance across multiple servers in a balanced manner.

Intel throughput optimized testing results

Record Performance with All NVMe* Configuration

In this blog, Intel presents the results of all-NVMe* flash based configuration based on Intel labs internal testing using Intel NVMe* SSDs on both caching and capacity tier. The results show how well Storage Spaces Direct is optimized to support all-NVMe* based configuration.

Intel All NVMe* performance testing results

Microsoft SQL Server* and Intel

SQL Server* 2017 and Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Benefits

Customer can experience world record performance running on Lenovo ThinkSystem* SR650.

SQL Server 2017

SQL Server* 2016 and Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Benefits

Turn your mission-critical workloads into powerful intelligence and insight with advanced analytics.

SQL Server 2016

Ready to Scale with Microsoft SQL Server* 2016

Intel® Select Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server* 2016 quickly enable more elevated performance at scale for volume transaction workloads. Learn more about optimized SQL Server 2016 deployment solutions.

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New 100TB Database Warehouse

Integration of SQL Server* 2016 technology and Intel® Xeon® processor E7 platform driving advanced analytics on a large 100TB dataset.

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4 Reasons to Update Your HW + SW

Discover four ways you can extend your possibilities with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v4 family and Microsoft SQL Server* 2016.

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Fast and Efficient Operational Analytics

Get real-time operational analytics with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family and SQL Server 2016.

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Intel® Select Solutions for Windows Server* Software Defined Storage

Learn how using Intel® Select Solutions can help you configure your Windows Server infrastructure.

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Intel® Select Solutions at the Microsoft Ignite* Conference

Intel Vice President Lisa Davis shares her thoughts about our recent announcements at Microsoft Ignite.

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Smarter Business, Smarter World

Explore the future of the data center with developments in analytics, cloud computing, and more.

Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytics is reshaping the enterprise with new discoveries, better customer experiences, and improved products and services—all realized by actionable insight. See what Intel solutions can do for your business.

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Cloud Computing

Build cloud solutions on the trusted Intel platform, and get the agility and security your business needs to innovate in a hyper-connected world. Intel® technologies support a broad set of workloads, including the most high-demand applications.

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Network Transformation

Tomorrow’s enterprise services and customer products are being driven by 5G experiences. Learn more about the Intel® technologies that make network transformation possible.

Transform your network

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps extract deeper intelligence from data. See how early adopters of AI are uncovering significant breakthroughs—from solving complex medical challenges to predicting global events.

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