Designing Servers for the Cloud

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Presented by:

Kushagra Vaid & Mark Shaw

GM, Datacenter Compute Infrastructure / Director HW Engineering

How is our cloud infrastructure server design different from traditional IT servers? It begins with scale. From the number of customers that need to be serviced, to the sheer number of servers that must be configured, deployed, managed, and secured, the scale required to support our cloud services is several orders of magnitude beyond a traditional IT deployment. When operating at cloud-scale, servers need to be designed for simplicity, efficiency, modularity, manageability, and sustainability.

This module discusses how we design servers that are optimized for multiple cloud workloads, the impact resilient software architecture has on hardware requirements, and how we are driving our learnings and designs back through our supply chain and sharing them with the industry at large.

 

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