Storage and Security Among the Top Markets Planning to Migrate to Sandy Bridge

The results of the NEI survey are in and they reveal that nearly 40% of respondents intend to make the transition to the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family. Respondents included those from the storage, security, medical, telecom and network management industries.

Intel's Sandy Bridge - Intel® Xeon® E5-2600

Many companies plan to "cross over the Sandy Bridge".

Results indicate that nearly 1/3 of all respondents plan to migrate to the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family within the next 12 months, with storage and security among the top industries reporting to make the switch. This includes 40% of the storage companies polled, followed closely by 36% in the security industry, 35% in telecom and 23% in network management. Additionally, 68% of security companies plan on converting to the E5-2600 Family within the next two years, followed closely by 60% in the storage market, approximately 58% in telecom and 44% in network management.

Other findings from the survey include the key perceived benefits of the new Xeon E5-2600 family, the most important of which respondents identified as its dramatic performance increases and improved memory access and speed. Greater power efficiency and stepped-up bandwidth increases were also cited as key considerations, along with the Xeon E5-2600′s increased data and infrastructure security.

Concerns raised with the Intel Xeon E5-2600 family were centered on the costs and resources to implement, including tests and evaluation. Respondents were less concerned with the potential of significant application rewrite/revisions and incompatibility with existing compilers, libraries, and profiler tools.

NEI is the largest independent pure-play provider of enterprise-ready appliances, offering hardware, OS and system management integration capabilities on a global basis to assist software developers in efficiently bringing solutions to market. NEI’s field application engineering experts have a broad range of experience working with early adopter customers to assist them with their conversion to Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 processor family and its feature-rich values. NEI provides comprehensive validation and optimization services to ensure a smooth migration to this and future Xeon processor upgrades.

NEI’s customers and partners include market-leading companies in the security, data storage, and telecommunications markets. A white paper describing the critical approach ISVs need to adopt when transitioning to Intel’s new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture and Xeon processor E5-2600 family is available online at www.NEI.com/SandyBridge.

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