SMB Growth Creates Opportunities Using Intel®-based Server Solutions

Growing IT needs and digital services are changing the way SMBs do business and requiring change. With SMBs making up 44% of total IT spending1, now is the time to maximize your customers’ IT investment by refreshing their server hardware with an affordable, custom, scalable solution or fully validated, pre-configured server block for increased productivity, reliability, and security.

Offering your customers an Intel® Xeon® processor E3 v5-based server, to address their evolving small business IT needs. Build a custom, scalable solution with powerful, reliable, secure Intel® components, like an Intel® Xeon® E3 processor paired with an Intel® Solid State drive from the data center family and an Intel® Ethernet adapter. Or, get to market faster by offering a fully validated, pre-configured Intel® server products for enterprise – SMB server block.

Create Solutions with Enterprise-Level Server Performance and SMB Affordability

Discover the Opportunities

Learn how Microsoft Windows Server* 2016 is driving the need for updated hardware and how SMB servers and server refresh solutions running the Intel® Xeon® processor E3 v5 family address SMB needs.

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Keep small business protected at all times with a server that not only safeguards data, but has the power – beyond what a PC can do – to help your customers become more productive and position their company for growth.

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Strengthen relationships, provide complete solutions with higher margins, and differentiate with managed services by showing SMBs that buying a server and using digital services in the cloud can complement each other and their business.

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Explore SMB Needs

SMBs naturally are concerned with making their businesses more productive, while protecting their data, keeping their businesses running, and making the most of their IT investments. Learn how an Intel® Xeon® processor E3 v5-based server is their ideal solution.

Show customers how they make their businesses more productive, protect their data from outside threats, keep their businesses running smoothly, and make the most of their IT investments with affordable Intel® Xeon® processor E3 v5-based solutions.

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Recommend the ideal solution based on your customers’ business and workload requirements.

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Evaluate Your Solution Options

Build reliable server solutions with either Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® Solid State drives, and Intel® Ethernet products or pre-configured Intel® server products for enterprise–SMB server blocks.

Pre-Configured Solution Gets Customers Running Quickly

Learn how to accelerate your time-to-market with high-performance SMB server solutions in this solution brief. Read about the components, key benefits for resellers, and how the Intel® server products for enterprise - SMB server blocks can help your customers.

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Servers for Small Business: Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 Family

Entry-level servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family are designed to help keep business data safe, employees productive, and allow for growth. When combined with cloud-based services, it’s an ideal solution that is powerful, affordable, and reliable.

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Intel® Solid State Drive Data Center S3520 Series

Help your SMB customers modernize their data center storage with the most trusted SATA SSD now on 3D NAND technology - the Intel® SSD DC S3520 series. It is an excellent starting point for SMBs needing to move from HDD to SSDs.

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Intel® Solid State Drive Data Center P3520 Series

Upsell your SMB customers that want to maximize performance and value with the Intel® SSD DC P3520, a cost-effective option when transitioning from SATA SSDs and HDDs.

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Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350

Start with the Intel® Ethernet server adapter I350 for SMBs needing data center performance. These adapters represent the next step in the GbE networking evolution by introducing new levels of performance through industry-leading enhancements.

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Intel® Ethernet Controller X550

The Intel® Ethernet controller X550 family is the low cost, single-chip, 10GBASE-T controller of choice, to broadly deploy 10 GbE in platform designs. For SMBs needing a flexible adapter for all of their networking requirements, upsell this option.

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Training and Support to Offer Your SMB Customers the Right Server Solutions

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Training

Test your knowledge to see how much you know about small and medium business needs. Have fun and earn 10 training credits showing off your Intel® Xeon® processor E3, SSD, and server know how.

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Learn about the latest SMB challenges and scenarios driving the need for a server refresh and how the new Windows Server* 2016 features enable more security and cloud-ready platforms.

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Learn how configured, fully validated, entry-level SMB server blocks will benefit your customers and help you deliver a quality product fast.

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Learn about the key features and technologies in the next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family, the latest entry-level Intel® Server board and system lineup, including SSD and Ethernet products.

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Get a deeper understanding of what is driving small business to purchase today and your opportunity to sell into this market with the right Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.

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Understand how SMBs can get the most out of Windows Server* 2016 with new Intel® technologies designed for next-generation servers giving them better security and cloud optimization.

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Learn how transitioning hard disk drives in servers to Intel® SSDs provide lower annual failure rates, improved performance, better energy consumption, and reduce total cost of ownership.

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Product and Performance Information

1The SMB Market in 2013: Drivers, Trends & Predictions.” Gartner, 2013.