Intel x86 vs. Arm: The Most Important Selection Criterion

In today’s business climate, a successful cloud journey is not only essential for businesses for long-term competitiveness but also for meeting organization-wide digital transformation goals. In order to streamline the journey to and across clouds, we believe organizations must attain a fundamental understanding of microprocessor architectures that underpin cloud ecosystems.

Organizations must ensure the microprocessor architecture powering their cloud implementations commands the hyper-threading, single-thread performance, toolchain, API creation capabilities, and validation as well as the fullest backing and influence of industry standards. Selecting the right microprocessor architecture reduces complexity and costs across both cloud and data center environments, which is table stakes today as businesses are operating on razor-thin margins.

That’s why we recently evaluated Intel’s x86 architecture. In our latest white paper, Intel x86 vs. Arm: The Most Important Selection Criterion — created in collaboration with Intel — we will explore what we believe to be the most important selection criteria for any microprocessor architecture. By understanding the built-in capabilities of the x86 architecture, businesses can gain the full benefits of flexibility, predictable performance, efficiency, and security in driving their cloud journeys.

In this white paper you’ll learn:

  • An overview of the x86 architecture
  • Performance comparisons of other microprocessor architecture
  • Software development advantages of the x86 architecture
  • A comprehensive look at the benefits of using the x86 architecture
  • Key considerations for organizations looking to improve their architecture

There is no doubt organizations must take a comprehensive approach to understand the strategic microprocessor architecture powering their implementations. If you are interested in learning more about the x86 architecture, download your copy of Intel x86 vs. Arm: The Most Important Selection Criterion today.

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About the Authors

Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. Read Full Bio

Shelly Kramer is a Principal Analyst and Founding Partner at Futurum Research. A serial entrepreneur with a technology centric focus, she has worked alongside some of the world’s largest brands to embrace disruption and spur innovation, understand and address the realities of the connected customer, and help navigate the process of digital transformation. She brings 20 years' experience as a brand strategist to her work at Futurum, and has deep experience helping global companies with marketing challenges, GTM strategies, messaging development, and driving strategy and digital transformation for B2B brands across multiple verticals. Shelly's coverage areas include Collaboration/CX/SaaS, platforms, ESG, and Cybersecurity, as well as topics and trends related to the Future of Work, the transformation of the workplace and how people and technology are driving that transformation. A transplanted New Yorker, she has learned to love life in the Midwest, and has firsthand experience that some of the most innovative minds and most successful companies in the world also happen to live in “flyover country.”

Ron is an experienced research expert and analyst, with over 20 years of experience in the digital and IT transformation markets. He is a recognized authority at tracking the evolution of and identifying the key disruptive trends within the service enablement ecosystem, including software and services, infrastructure, 5G/IoT, AI/analytics, security, cloud computing, revenue management, and regulatory issues. Read Full Bio.