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Mission Critical Technologies

Pat Buddenbaum

 Intel Corporation

Director, Mission Critical Computing Business Compute Systems 

Patrick and his team are responsible for the roadmap, strategy and partner engagements to help IT modernize their data management and analytics infrastructure – including driving Xeon and Itanium platforms as preferred alternatives to RISC/mainframe systems, as well as articulating Intel’s Big Data initiative. In this interview, we discuss the Intel view of Mission Critical computing, and explore some of the drivers for continued growth.

Moving beyond RISC or mainframe based systems, only 3% of those systems still account for over 28% of IT server system spend. HP and Intel are seeking to bring volume economics and TCO to customers to help reduce that expense. The Xeon product is on a yearly tick-tock cycle, and aligns with the HP Odyssey project to bring a large scale system into the HP Superdome environment.

The continued efforts to take Xeon capabilities and extend to the Itanium environment to take advantage of common components and even silicon design will enable HP to design a single motherboard that will support either processor.

 

PatrickBuddenbaum

Patrick is the Director of the Mission Critical Computing segment in Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Group and a 20-year Intel veteran. Patrick and his team are responsible for the roadmap, strategy and partner engagements to help IT modernize their data management and analytics infrastructure – including driving Xeon and Itanium platforms as preferred alternatives to RISC/mainframe systems, as well as articulating Intel’s Big Data initiative. Before Patrick ran the Mission Critical team, he was Chief of Staff for Intel’s Data Center Group, gaining broad global experience of Intel’s data center product strategy and partner relationships at the highest levels. Patrick’s history in the server group dates back to 1995 and includes management responsibilities of the Pentium Pro processor, the Intel Xeon product line and the blade product line.

 

 

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