Deployments take months to complete and customers end up with systems that are "like snowflakes," she said -- "unique and a bit fragile."
The work with Rackspace is only the first step in the Cloud for All initiative, in which Intel will work with other partners to simplify and build out components for a "software defined infrastructure."
Intel's goal is to enable "tens of thousands" of new public and private clouds to be built, and to enable a typical enterprise to build a "full functioning, self service cloud portal" in a single day, Bryant said.
The initiative also includes further investments by Intel, and work with standards bodies and other stakeholders. Intel isn't talking about those other investments and partnerships today, but Bryant said to expect "20 major announcements" from Intel over the coming year.
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