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Posted on behalf of Sandra Rivera
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Datacenter and AI Group, Intel Corporation


The amount of data being generated today is staggering, and it shows no sign of slowing. IDC projects by 2025 the word will create and replicate over 180 zettabytes of data1 – twice more from 2021.

Data centers and clouds provide the foundational infrastructure on which massive amounts of data can be analyzed for near real-time insights and intelligence. And while these remain key computing sites, data centers are no longer the only sites where data is being generated, processed and analyzed.

Gartner forecasts that by 2025, more than 50% of enterprise-generated data will be outside of central data centers2 and closer to where data is created – primarily due to latency, security, and cost issues.

The exponential growth of data and the emergence of the intelligent edge is having a profound impact on the evolution of the cloud.

Today, cloud architectures are undergoing a paradigm shift from the traditional centralized model towards a hybrid environment where workloads may move between the edge and hybrid clouds over their lifecycles and during operation.

Deepak Patil Joins Intel as CTO of the Data Center and AI Group

Intel technology is the foundation for cloud architecture. Our strategy is to provide the hardware and software platforms from the cloud to the edge that helps to efficiently drive business results and deliver more value to their customers.


To help with this strategy, we recently introduced Deepak Patil as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Intel’s Data Center and AI Group.

Deepak joins Intel from Dell Technologies where he was recently Senior Vice President of Engineering for their APEX as-a-service business and led the creation and growth of Dell’s cloud business, including APEX go-to-market and APEX console, the orchestration platform for their as-a-service solutions.

Deepak was also a founding member of Azure Cloud at Microsoft, and led various engineering, infrastructure, security and systems teams as General Manager for Azure engineering.

Deepak’s experience will be instrumental as we reimagine cloud architectures and work with customers to build multi-cloud solutions that are deployed both on-prem and within public cloud infrastructure.

In doing so, businesses will be able to deliver better customer experiences, deploy new services, and achieve greater efficiencies by leveraging the cloud as an architecture, as a deployment model, as a business model, and as a service.


Sandra L. Rivera is executive vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and AI Group at Intel Corporation. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.



[1] Source: IDC.  Worldwide Global DataSphere and Global StorageSphere Structured and Unstructured Data Forecast, 2021–2025. July 2021.

2 Source: Gartner, Predicts 2022: The Distributed Enterprise Drives Computing to the Edge,​ Thomas Bittman ,  Bob Gill ,  Tim Zimmerman ,  Ted Friedman ,  Neil MacDonald ,  Karen Brown, 20 October 2021 



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