SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2008 – Intel Corporation today announced the launch of its first modular server building block products that support a server specification announced last July by the Server Systems Infrastructure (SSI) organization.

In using these modular server building blocks, system builders can uniquely integrate computing, networking and storage capabilities in one system for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), and their needs for budget-friendly IT simplicity and flexibility. The modular server building blocks are based on Intel Multi-Flex Technology, a set of management and storage technologies developed to enable ease of use, low-cost and flexibility.

Research firm Access Markets International (AMI) Partners Inc. believes global SMB server spending is set to hit $19.8 billion this year, growing at a double-digit rate over 2007. Intel has a long history of supporting system builders around the globe and continues to do so with these modular server building blocks built on Intel Multi-Flex Technology.

“The Intel Multi-Flex Technology is a breakthrough in providing a variety of building blocks to system builders that in turn will greatly benefit small and medium businesses,” said Steve Dallman, vice president of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group and general manager for the Worldwide Reseller Channel Organization.