Drive IT Transformation

Business cannot compete on old infrastructure. Modern infrastructure starts with solutions based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Optane™ technology, and Intel® Ethernet.

Modernize IT and Unlock the Power of Your Data


Modernizing legacy data center infrastructure delivers the agile, flexible foundation required to meet the growing demands of digital business in the data era.

Leverage the Opportunity

Modern software runs best on modern hardware. Help your customers transform their data centers with the coming End of Support for Microsoft Windows Server* 2008/R2 and SQL Server* 2008/R2. Get them ready for the future with modern software from Microsoft, optimized for Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based platforms.

End of Support

SQL Server 2008/R2 by July 9, 2019 and Windows Server 2008/R2 by January 14, 2020.

Aging Servers

At 4 years server performance lags 33%1 and maintenance costs climb 148%.1

Old Infrastructure

6X slower rate for product innovation and time to market.2

4 Reasons to Modernize Your Infrastructure

Show your customers the benefits of a more agile infrastructure with Microsoft running on an Intel infrastructure.

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IT Modernization with Intel and Microsoft

Explore how a modern Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform together with the latest Microsoft-based Intel® Select Solution can help you fully deliver on the promise of business transformation.

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Opportunities with Microsoft and Intel

Opportunities with Microsoft Windows Server* 2019 and Intel® Xeon® Scalable platforms.

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Selling Server Refresh

Selling Server Refresh for Windows SQL Server* 2017 Optimized for Intel® Xeon® Scalable.

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Intel® Select Solutions

Offer Solutions to Accelerate IT Modernization

Refreshing both hardware and software at the same time fast-forwards IT to help your customers accelerate product innovation, decrease costs, and improve data security and compliance. Use Microsoft-based Intel® Select Solutions to make IT modernization fast, easy, and optimized for your customers’ workloads.

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Related Products – Better Together

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Workload-optimized to support high-demand applications and drive actionable insight.

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Intel® Optane™ Technology

All-new premium class of memory that can change the ways we build and use computers.

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Intel® Ethernet Adapters

Accelerate the delivery of new services and capabilities through intelligent offloads, sophisticated packet processing, and quality open source drivers.

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Intel® Data Center Blocks (Intel® DCB)

Intel-engineered, fully-validated data center block, optimized for key workloads help reduce development complexity and cost—while getting solutions to customers fast.

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Intel and Microsoft Partner to Accelerate Business Transformation

A partnership that delivers powerful data center solutions to help businesses gain competitive advantage by building the foundation for a data-driven enterprise.

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Sales Resources

Sales Guide

Have fast facts, key benefits, qualifying questions, upgrade paths, and value propositions at your fingertips for both Microsoft SQL Server* 2008/R2 and Windows Server* 2008/R2 and Intel® Xeon® Scalable platforms.

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Intel® Xeon® Processor Advisor Tool

Updated tool now helps to show the impact when upgrading the CPU along with storage and networking. Look side by side to see how upgrading storage and or networking provided better performance and TCO.

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Lead and Compete with Intel® Architecture

Not all processors are created equal. Learn key considerations for choosing Intel® Xeon® processors over the competition.

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Promotion

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Bundle

Unleash the Power of the Data Center with the blistering performance of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Data Center SSDs and Ethernet adapter bundles and earn big points this quarter!

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Buy and Support Resources

Find the latest product promotions and rebates, search inventories, and more.

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Impactful Marketing Campaigns, Drive Sales

Find a collection of marketing tools and assets that can help you build and execute powerful marketing campaigns to fast forward your marketing and sales. Download market-ready ad kits, videos, infographics, posters, templates, banners, and more that can be co-branded. Now offering Sales Resources as well.

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Solutions Directory

The Solutions Directory is your source for industry-leading solutions featuring Intel’s latest technology. Whether you need foundational components to create and speed products to market or ready-to-go systems and services to help businesses deploy technology solutions, this directory helps you find and build your own innovative solutions.

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Product and Performance Information

1IDC 2015 (https://www.emc.com/collateral/analyst-reports/idc-why-upgrade-server-infrastructure.pdf)
2The Enterprise Strategy Group, 2017