Intel acquires Granulate

Intel acquires Granulate

Intel Corporation announced an agreement to acquire Granulate Cloud Solutions Ltd., an Israeli developer of real-time continuous optimization software. The acquisition of Granulate will help cloud and data center customers maximize compute-class performance and reduce infrastructure and cloud costs. The terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“Today’s cloud and data center customers need scalable, high-performance software to get the most out of their hardware deployment,” said Sandra Rivera, executive vice president, and general manager, Datacenter and AI Group at Intel. “Granulate’s industry-leading self-optimization software can be applied to production workloads without the need for the customer to modify their code, delivering optimized hardware and software value for every cloud and data center customer.”

Greg Lavender, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Manager, Intel Advanced Technology and Software Group, said, “We are building our portfolio of software optimization tools that provide flexible and scalable features to meet growing demand. The optimization software complements Intel’s existing capabilities, enabling customers to realize performance improvements, cloud cost savings, and ongoing workloads.”

As cloud computing and microservices usher in a new era of distributed application flexibility and deployment scalability, modern architectures have introduced more complex performance issues that are not easily resolved by traditional operating systems and runtimes. Additionally, customers often deploy older Linux distributions and application libraries that are out of date with the latest advancements in today’s high-performance CPUs. Intel is committed to helping our customers ensure that they compute clusters, instance types, and cloud deployments are the right size.

Granulate’s self-optimizing service solves these problems by reducing CPU usage and application slowdowns. It does this by learning about the client application and implementing a custom set of ongoing optimizations at runtime. Enables deployment on smaller compute clusters and instance types to improve application performance and reduce cloud and data center costs. Granulate’s service requires no developer intervention, nor does the customer need to make changes to their code. Optimizations for newer CPUs can also be applied to older Linux distributions and runtimes.

With Granulate’s self-optimizing service, cloud and data center customers can significantly improve the performance of their deployments, and reduce operational and application costs.

The relationship between Intel and Granulate began in late 2019 when Granulate was part of the first graduating class of Intel® Ignite, the startup acceleration program that uses Intel resources to help early-stage companies be successful. -Success Last year, Intel and Granulate teamed up under a commercial agreement to collaborate on workload optimization for Xeon deployments. This partnership has resulted in performance improvements and costs savings for customers using Intel processors. With the acquisition of Granulate, Intel will rapidly scale Granulate optimization software across Intel’s data center portfolio. Intel is investing in software-enabled growth opportunities, including end-to-end artificial intelligence and disruptive security platforms, services, and APIs.

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