For years Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors have provided features that enable enterprise customers to manage and keep secure their PCs while providing a great experience for users. Intel’s commitment to manageability actually started back in the 90’s with Alert on LAN™ Technology and PXE included in our LAN silicon. Intel® vPro™ Technology became available in 2006 when we integrated a manageability engine into the chipset which allowed us to introduce new features on subsequent platforms via firmware updates. The initial value proposition was to help enterprises solve their remote desktop challenges, using features such as out of band management. However, the Intel vPro platform has evolved beyond well beyond this. Since 2006, we have added data & asset security, hardware remote KVM, beyond firewall reach, easier automation with host-based configuration, as well as new end user experiences such as Pro Wireless Display and Wireless Docking. In addition, vPro Technology has spread out beyond business clients into other segments including workstations, servers and embedded (point of sale systems, digital signage, vending machines, and ATMs among others).
Today, with an estimated 100+ million units in the installed base, we continue our commitment to deliver the best business class platform to enterprises and SMBs. Our latest vPro platform is comprised of the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Microprocessor, Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265, Intel vPro Chipset, Intel® Wireless Gigabit Sync-M 13100 for wire-free docking and Intel® Solid-State Drive Pro 2500 Series for best performance and built in security.
I always get asked about Intel support for enabling vPro in enterprise environments. Intel has also worked to make feature discovery and configuration seamless to IT Managers with the Intel® Setup and Configuration Software. Intel® SCS is a modular cross-platform experience for securely discovering, enabling, and managing Intel features in business. It enables IT to generate value from available capabilities on business platforms.
To better support the IT project manager, Intel has created the Intel® vPro™ Technology Implementation Guide, a step-by-step guide to get you from project planning to implementing the solution that will bring you the fastest return on investment. In case you need additional help, you can always count on the Intel® Business Support portal, for which we also have a quick video that demonstrates how to enroll and explores additional resources.
For more information on Intel® vPro™ please visit www.intel.com/vpro.