With Intel processors, it’s possible to transition from using discrete architectures per major workload to a single architecture that consolidates the workloads into a more scalable and simplified solution. This software-based approach yields further benefits with Intel’s 4:1 workload consolidation strategy. The hardware platform—based on general-purpose server technology—has been optimized using the best practices of the communications industry to ensure system robustness with core, memory, and I/O scalability and performance improvements, to meet network operator’s low to high-end system requirements. Read this paper to learn how Intel’s boost packet processing performance and workload consolidation on single Intel architecture provides simplified, cost-saving scalable solutions.