phoenixNAP Enables Automated Provisioning of Servers with 4<sup>th</sup> Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

phoenixNAP Enables Automated Provisioning of Servers with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Dedicated servers with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors now available in phoenixNAP’s API-driven Bare Metal Cloud platform.

Phoenix, AZ, April 5, 2023 – phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, cloud, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, today announced the launch of 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors in its Bare Metal Cloud platform. As Intel’s launch partner, phoenixNAP is of the first few providers to deliver Intel’s bleeding-edge workload acceleration and compute technologies.

Featuring new built-in workload accelerators, the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors open the door to new levels of efficiency and performance for demanding workloads.

These accelerators offload work from the CPU cores, allowing for more efficient resource utilization and higher business sustainability. Intel’s new Advanced Matrix Extensions (Intel AMX) boost AI training and inference performance for each individual core to improve deep learning workloads such as natural language processing. The new processors also feature Intel Data Streaming Accelerator (DSA) technology that speeds up data movement and transformation operations improving networking, queries, and analytics. With built-in In-Memory Analytics Accelerator (IAA), the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs further boost database performance while requiring lower memory bandwidth. In addition, Intel’s Dynamics Load Balancer (DLB) optimizes queue scheduling to reduce latency in applications such as packet processing.

To help organizations handle sensitive or regulated data securely, the CPUs provide access to the latest Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) with new cryptographic memory integrity. Additionally, Intel’s QuickAssist Technology (QAT) accelerates cryptography, key protection, and bulk data compression freeing the CPU cores for higher client density on a single server.

phoenixNAP has made the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors available on its Bare Metal Cloud platform, enabling turnkey access to advanced workload acceleration technologies. API-driven and globally deployed in minutes, the new Bare Metal Cloud instances help organizations optimize AI, analytics, networking, storage, and HPC workloads with reduced TCO. The increased multi-socket and memory bandwidth enables greater performance efficiencies, while advanced hardware-rooted encryption features provide enhanced data security. Through support for the latest Intel Optane Persistent Memory 300 series, the servers provide low latency, high endurance, and breakthrough system memory capacity.

“Being a Titanium-level Intel Partner gives us the privilege and opportunity to offer our clients early access to Intel’s disruptive compute and storage technologies. The latest 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors provide advanced capabilities for organizations working with demanding workloads such as databases or AI/ML applications. They help us ensure that the hardware powering our Bare Metal Cloud remains cutting-edge, enabling the platform users to boost workload performance and security while improving operational efficiency.” said Ron Cadwell, Founder and CEO of phoenixNAP.

“Intel Xeon processors are well known for their capability to deliver increased performance and security to a wide range of workloads over an extended timeframe. With the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, our aim is to offer hardware-embedded features and capabilities that provide out-of-the-box solutions for real world IT challenges. phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud capitalizes on the processor capabilities and delivers these benefits to traditional and cloud-native organizations alike,” said Anurag Handa, Vice President and General Manager of Hyperscale and Strategic Customers at Intel.

4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors on Bare Metal Cloud deliver immediate value for the following use cases:

  • AI – Recommendation systems, natural language processing, image recognition, object detection, machine learning, video analytics
  • Data Analytics – RDBMSs, In-memory databases, big data analytics, data warehousing
  • Networking – Hardware cryptography, packet processing, content delivery network, security gateway
  • Storage – High-performance, distributed, and virtual storage deployments
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) – Computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, weather simulation, AI inference & training, FinTech, drug discovery
  • Security – Confidential computing, regulatory or compliance workloads, federated learning systems

“We’re truly excited to be among the first alternative cloud providers to offer 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors on dedicated servers consumable as cloud. AI, machine learning, and data analytics are some of the fastest-growing workloads powering anything from organization-wide decision-making to product development. Automatically provisioned across the globe and managed as code, our Bare Metal Cloud gives organizations the power to accelerate these workloads without infrastructure complexities or capex. With that overhead out of the way, you can leverage Intel’s next-gen CPU technologies on dedicated servers in minutes and cost-effectively process data-intensive tasks with record speed”, said Martin Wielomski, Vice President of Products and Infrastructure Services at phoenixNAP.

Bare Metal Cloud enables provisioning of pre-configured server instances powered by the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs via API, CLI, or WebUI. This makes it possible for organizations to streamline deployment of enterprise-ready environments optimized for extracting value out of massive datasets. Through hourly billing models and discounts for monthly and yearly reservations, the platform delivers enhanced performance and agility with minimal TCO.

Key Features of Bare Metal Cloud:

  • 100% dedicated physical CPU, RAM, and storage
  • 40+ server instance types optimized for general-purpose, compute, memory, or edge workloads
  • Up to 50 Gbps network capacity with private networking options
  • 15 TB free bandwidth with flexible bandwidth packages
  • Easy-to-use API and CLI tools
  • Automated server provisioning with Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform, Ansible, Pulumi, Chef, and Puppet)
  • Repos, Actions, and SDKs available on GitHub
  • Deployment of production-ready Kubernetes clusters in 5 minutes
  • Easy access to terabytes of Network or Object storage
  • Hourly billing option, discounts for monthly and yearly reservations
  • Intel SGX-enabled instances
  • Support for Intel Optane Persistent Memory

For more information about API-driven servers powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors please visit phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud page.

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