SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today announced it has lined up more than 30 systems integrators, software houses, and computer suppliers to use and support server platforms based on its microprocessors--such as the Xeon series and the upcoming McKinley processors.
The effort is part of the "Intel Solution Blueprint" campaign, which targets specific server applications in financial services, manufacturing, energy, retail, government, telecommunications, digital media, and other computer segments.
"Solution Blueprints will provide companies with easier deployment and peace of mind knowing these are reliable, high-performing and battle-tested solutions, and that the business relationships among the different vendors is established and successful," said Deborah Conrad, vice president and director of Intel's Solutions Market Development Group.
Under the program, Intel said it is working with a variety of integrators and systems providers, as well as hardware and software companies, including: Accenture, BEA Systems; Cap Gemini; Compaq; Deloitte Consulting; Dimension Data Holdings; EDS; Fujitsu Siemens Computers; Hewlett-Packard; i2 Technologies; Information Services International-Dentsu; KPMG; Magic Maps; Microsoft; MSC.Software; Oracle; Pivotal; Plumtree Software; Plural; PwC Consulting; Questra; SAS; Scient; Siemens Business Services; Silverline Technologies; Speechworks; Stellcom; Triaton; and Xcelerate.
Intel said the "blueprints" program specifies business needs, solution benefits and deployment guidelines, including application software, middleware, operating systems, platform and hardware specifications, and include recommendations for specific processors, including the upcoming McKinley chip, which is due in mid-2002.