PhoenixNAP Crafts Bare Metal Package for Media

PhoenixNAP, a global IT services provider, has launched a new bare metal server package.

It features the latest Intel Xeon processor E3-1500 v5 product family with Intel Iris Pro Graphics and Intel Quick Sync Video Technology. The package is to support the performance and workload demands of media and content providers.

The Intel Xeon E3 v5 family is well suited for the on-demand needs of video, gaming, dynamic graphics and applications delivery, network and cloud media processing, as well as remote workstation and virtualization usability.

“Globalization and mobility, coupled with an ongoing increase in internet video traffic have truly amplified the demands placed on media and content businesses,” said William Bell, VP of product for PhoenixNAP.  “The addition of this highly efficient, cost-effective and high performance Intel Xeon Processor E3-1585L v5 with integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 represents a leap forward in media and graphics capability, and helps us meet the transcoding, workload and delivery needs of our customers, and overall experience for their end users.

“Demand for video and graphic workloads hosted in the cloud continues to grow exponentially, and our Intel Xeon Processor E3-1500 v5 Product Family with Intel Iris Pro graphics and Intel Quick Sync Technology is uniquely suited to support these workloads,” said Jim Blakley, general manager, Visual Cloud Division, Intel. “PhoenixNAP is the first IaaS provider to support Intel’s newest processor graphics technologies as part of a bare metal offering, and we are pleased to be working with them to deliver advanced graphics capabilities to more customers via the cloud.”

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