This white paper explains how Teradata Engineering achieves substantially more performance and reliability with Teradata VantageCore IntelliFlex than other infrastructure options. Instead of recanting "speeds and feeds" this paper describes how and why Teradata builds VantageCore IntelliFlex systems. Learn how collaboration between software and hardware teams provides the fastest business queries. Then explore why Teradata engineers select standard high value (SHV) components and other parameters to create the fastest, most reliable systems - and how these choices keep costs lower for customers. This paper also shines a light on our pricing concepts and how our approach to creating proposals supports prospects and stakeholders in the buying process.