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e& and Intel are collaborating to provide technologies that respond to the demand for a sustainable distributed edge data center infrastructure. Edge computing, which moves data processing closer to where users generate data, is fundamental for taking advantage of transformative technologies like edge-cloud artificial intelligence, 5G, video, online gaming, virtual reality and, in the future, 6G, immersive media and Metaverse. The collaboration between e& and Intel is focused on the deployment of edge data centers with a net zero carbon footprint.

The challenge of climate change demands immediate action through systems change, technology innovation and industry-wide collaboration.

The collaboration includes the integration of the most advanced technologies from Intel, such as the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which provide enhanced power efficiency compared to the previous generation. Other innovations include functionalities for energy saving, artificial intelligence, security and 5G acceleration. The integration is realized with a system architecture that encompasses the hardware with advanced designs and software stacks that provide the final solution.

Sabri Ali Yehya, group CTO at e& international, noted, “As we transition towards a more sustainable future to fulfill our commitment to net zero emissions, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are taking an accelerated approach to digital transformation and innovation. At e&, sustainability is our top priority, and through this collaboration with Intel, we aim to design a green energy, innovative blueprint for the new distributed edge data centers and become an integral part for shaping a sustainable future for e&.”

Jeni Panhorst, VP and GM, Network & Edge Compute Division at Intel, added, “This collaboration with e& represents a critical effort in the industry to innovate a unique blueprint of distributed edge data center infrastructures with the goal of achieving a net zero carbon footprint while also enabling data centers to reach new levels of efficiency. This collaboration is one more step towards making that goal possible and will help drive edge computing to pursue net zero carbon footprint objectives.”

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