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Criterion HPS Joins the Intel Embedded Alliance

Criterion HPS Aligns with Intel Roadmap to Deliver Green Solutions That Reduce Data Center Costs and Power Requirements

VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Criterion HPS, Inc., the leader in Optimized Solution Servers, is now a General member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. One of the world's most recognized brands, the Intel Embedded Alliance allows Criterion HPS to leverage Intel’s lead-edge products and technologies. “This alliance ensures that our optimized solution servers fully leverage these breakthroughs and allows us to deliver significant implementation, operational and environmental savings to our data center customers.” Criterion HPS’ portfolio of optimized solution servers are built with state-of-the-art components, including Intel® Nehalem processors. By aligning with Intel’s roadmaps, Criterion HPS utilizes the latest chipsets to deliver solutions that are proven to lower total cost of ownership; support sustainability strategies; and address the data center power, space and cooling issues. “Intel is delivering breakthrough technologies that will fundamentally change the economics of data center operations,” said Bob Carlson, EVP, Solutions and Product Management, Criterion HPS. “This alliance ensures that our optimized solution servers fully leverage these breakthroughs and allows us to deliver significant implementation, operational and environmental savings to our data center customers.” Criterion HPS leverages the Intel multi-core, multi-threaded, 64-bit architectures to manufacture optimized solution servers that use less power and create less heat than traditional data center solutions. This powerful value proposition allows customers to significantly reduce total cost of ownership and complexity while increasing the flexibility and agility needed to meet ever changing business priorities. Over the past year, Criterion HPS has worked with more than 20 software manufactures to benchmark its software and create a total optimized solution that delivers out-of-the-box, manufacturer best practices optimized performance. The collective results of this benchmarking activity indicate that the company’s optimized solution services reduce initial capital acquisition costs by 40 to 60 percent and ongoing O&M costs by 10 to 15 times. In addition, the optimized solution servers deliver significant sustainability benefits by using less than 20 percent of the energy traditional data center architectures required to support the same workload levels. Popular enterprise workloads benchmarked on Criterion HPS’ platforms include data center applications, virtualization and cloud, XML servers, geospatial, cyber forensics, bio-informatics, and enterprise messaging applications. About Criterion HPS Criterion HPS, Inc., the leader in Optimized Solution Servers, works with software manufacturers to deliver superior overall system performance at the lowest total cost of computing. The company’s green solutions take advantage of new computing architectures to overcome the most pressing enterprise challenges related to space, mobility, power and cooling. When compared to traditional data center architectures, optimized solution servers significantly reduce capital acquisition costs (40 to 80 percent); ongoing O&M costs (10 to 15 times); and energy consumption (more than 80 percent). Criterion HPS is headquartered in Vienna, VA. For more information visit www.criterion-hps.com.