Cloud at the Heart of the Next Graphics Revolution


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With the consumption of graphics-intensive visual content and visually demanding applications on the constant rise, the demand for computational speed grows at an astonishing pace. Countless online users are looking for a seamless experience on online gaming or media streaming sites, and the only way to provide it is through the use of advanced graphics processing technologies.

To enable wider access to such technologies, Intel has worked with phoenixNAP to make the powerful Intel Xeon E3-1500 v5 processor family with Iris Pro Graphics globally available on-demand.

Delivered through phoenixNAP’s global cloud network, the capabilities of E3-1585L v5 processor-based servers can be implemented by enterprises, broadcast industry and service providers alike from almost anywhere in the world. The cloud delivery model makes it possible for them to dramatically cut their IT costs, while leveraging the full potential of Intel’s unparalleled technology solutions.

The Visual Cloud thus brings the needed blend of functionality, performance and cost-efficiency to companies in the media processing, transcoding, web streaming space.

Introducing Visual Cloud from Intel

With the mission to “democratize the creation and delivery of compelling visual experiences from the cloud,” Intel has made its powerful media and graphics computing solutions available via the cloud. The ubiquity of these solutions is covered with the term “Visual Cloud,” which Kreig DuBose, Visual Cloud Architect at Intel, defines as:

“Cloud-based visual computing that will stimulate compelling new experiences and transform how people interact with their environment.”

The main advantage of such an approach to delivering graphics capabilities is the ability to handle even the most demanding resources or applications at any point and on any device. Intel’s Visual Cloud enables a fast and economical way to process graphics-intensive content, supporting the increasingly sophisticated demands of both end-users and software vendors. Its primary benefits include:

  • Same content/experience on any device
  • Enhanced security
  • Ease of management
  • Increased mobility
  • Access to OpEx model infrastructure
  • Global distribution with local access
  • Low TCO and operational costs

Thanks to its features, Visual Cloud has a great potential to revolutionize everything from live streaming and 3D model capture to object recognition and video surveillance.

If you’re interested in finding out how it works and how you can benefit from the cloud-based access to Intel Xeon technology, The Power of Media and Graphics in the Cloud webcast offers all the answers. Featuring cloud experts from Intel and phoenixNAP, the webcast provides insightful information that you can implement in your business and start delivering uniquely engaging visual experiences!


Hosted at phoenixNAP Data Center in March 2017, this event welcomed Intel’s Kreig DuBose and phoenixNAP’s William Bell for a discussion on how Intel Xeon technology and its availability from the phoenixNAP’s global cloud platform can bring benefits to companies in the online media streaming space.

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