Data is the new life blood, and companies in every industry are putting data at the center of their business. This is the next wave of digital industrialization, and it requires a dramatic evolution in the way in which datacenter infrastructure is architected and managed.

Intel® Rack Scale Design is a solution to datacenter pain points

Traditional datacenters are hardware defined, and, as such, are inflexible, have low utilization and high operating costs. And they are difficult to manage. One solution to these pain points is Intel Rack Scale Design. When fully realized, it will create the datacenter of the future (to enable our new digital era), featuring hardware disaggregation in which resources can be composed dynamically based on the workload demands, and as such deliver staggeringly high resource utilization.

This future datacenter will be hyperscale with high radix switching, making far-away resources appear local, as well as software-defined and automated. Intelligent workload placement, telemetry and scheduling will ensure the infrastructure is not only easy to manage, but learning algorithms will predict component failures and maximize uptime and the overall resilience of the datacenter. An autonomous architecture with robotics to upgrade and replace components will dramatically lower operating costs.

Intel and Ericsson showcasing Future Digital Infrastructure

Ericsson and Intel share this common vision of the future, and we’re thrilled to announce that the future is here now! At Mobile World Congress, we are jointly showcasing a “wall” with composable components, software-defined infrastructure, and robotic automation.  We call this Future Digital Infrastructure and it evolved from questioning the most basic assumptions of datacenter design.ericsson_cloud_future_digital_infrastructure_wall_datacenter.png

Intel and Ericsson are together exploring distributed cloud and data-centric computing borne out of emerging use cases at the edge, such as autonomous driving, which impose latency and data federation requirements. Both Ericsson and Intel see the evolution of distributed cloud computing moving towards the distribution of applications and data to the appropriate large, medium and small instances between the backend cloud and the mobile edge.

To learn more about our vision, please either visit the new page on Future Digital Infrastructure or download a new discussion paper exploring our collaboration:

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Dhiraj Mallick, Intel, Vice President, Data Center Group

Dhiraj Mallick is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Innovation, Pathfinding and Architecture Group (IPAG) at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for driving the technical direction, thought leadership and architectures that will deliver next-generation data center technologies and innovations. This includes technology areas of big data, deep learning, security and software defined data centers. He is also responsible for defining the technology solutions for servers, storage and network infrastructure to meet the needs of end users. Before joining Intel, Mallick served as corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s Data Center Server Solutions business. In this role, he expanded the group’s vision from micro servers to private cloud infrastructure and drove business growth through new design wins with top-tier service providers and SaaS customers. He also built a top-tier leadership team and industry partnerships to execute on this vision. Prior to AMD, Mallick was at SeaMicro, serving as the company’s vice president of Engineering, contributing to the development of fabric-based infrastructure with industry-leading density and power efficiency. Before that, he was vice president of Engineering at DDR memory buffer startup MetaRAM. An experienced leader in business management, engineering and product development, Mallick is an influencer and contributor in the industry, and serves on the board of directors for network-on-chip interconnect IP company Arteris, as an advisor to The Fabric, an infrastructure incubator, and as a strategic advisor to the consumer startup Lully. Mallick holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Dhiraj Mallick, Intel, Vice President, Data Center Group