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Accelerating the Deployment of Intel® Solid-State Drives throughout the Enterprise

Accelerating Deployment of Intel SSDs throughout the Enterprise

Executive Overview

As part of our mobile business PC strategy, Intel IT now requires all newly purchased laptops to be equipped with an Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD) and an Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor. To further accelerate deployment of SSDs, we also retrofit mobile business PCs whenever we perform a rebuild or update the OS to Microsoft Windows 7*. By aggressively deploying SSDs with both new platforms and OS upgrades, we enhance user productivity and mobility while reducing IT total cost of ownership (TCO).

An Intel SSD, especially when combined with the Intel Core i5 vPro processor and Microsoft Windows 7, provides a platform that offers benefits to employees and to Intel IT:
• Employees.

SSDs provide Intel’s highly mobile workforce with improved system performance, longer battery life, and greater mobility. For example, SSDs provide 4x faster I/O performance compared to a hard disk drive.
• Intel IT.

SSDs reduce TCO, primarily based on an estimated 90 percent reduction in the annual drive failure rate and increased performance.

To date, we have deployed more than 36,000 SSDs. By the end of 2010, we will have deployed SSDs to approximately 55 percent of Intel’s mobile business PCs, and we plan to deploy SSDs to the remaining mobile PCs—more than 72,000 total—in 2011.

While integrating Intel SSDs into our mobile business PC platform, we have refined our deployment strategy and identified key learnings and best practices in the areas of TCO, performance, and IT support to help ensure all Intel employees experience the benefits of SSDs.

Read the full Accelerating Deployment of Intel SSDs throughout the Enterprise White Paper.

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