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Visual Experiences through the Cloud

Visual cloud computing consists of a set of capabilities for remotely consuming content and services that center around the efficient delivery of visual experiences, including Media Processing, Media Analytics, Immersive Media, Cloud Graphics and Cloud Gaming. As well as applications that add intelligence to video content and tap into machine learning and other artificial intelligence areas, such as object recognition.

Visual Cloud Essentials

What is visual cloud?
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What is visual cloud?

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020

With visual computing workloads growing at an accelerating pace, cloud service providers (CSPs), communications service providers (CoSPs), and enterprises are rethinking the physical and virtual distribution of compute resources.

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The Open Visual Cloud
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The Open Visual Cloud

The Open Visual Cloud is a set of open source software stacks (with full end-to-end sample pipelines) for media, analytics, graphics and immersive media, optimized for cloud native deployment on commercial-off-the-shelf x86 CPU architecture in order to accelerate your application development.

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Rethinking Visual Cloud Services for Evolving Media
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Rethinking Visual Cloud Services for Evolving Media

The impact of media growth on cloud-based data centers will create a burden for CSPs, CoSPs, and enterprises. Read this white paper to learn about solutions to this challenge.

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Featured Publications

Featured Visual Cloud Products & Solutions

White Paper

iSIZE BitSave: High-quality video at lower bitrates via Intel DL Boost

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2021

This white paper describes iSIZE's innovative BitSave technology, an AI-based perceptual optimization that adaptively filters the video content before it reaches the codec, such that the output after compressing with any standard video codec is perceptually optimized (e.g., less motion artifacts or blurring), for the same bitrate.

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Solution brief

Intel Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2021

Intel Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network (VCDN) provide pre-validated configurations based on 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to accelerate delivery of visual services in service provider networks, with the choice of either CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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White Paper

Producing Live 8K, 360-Degree Streaming Media Events

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2020

This white paper delves into a prime example of the rich new media technologies and services, exploring how the Visual Cloud can enable live 8K, 360-degree media streaming. It discusses how content, service, and cloud providers, as well as other players, can produce 8K VR live streaming media events without streaming more than 4K worth of pixels. It also examines the value that next-gen platforms promise to bring to all players in the video streaming chain.

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Solution brief

Increasing Performance and Density for Real-Time Video Transcoding

Last Updated: May 06, 2021

Synamedia increases transcoding channels per node on 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, including up to a 30 percent improvement for SD transcoding and up to 33 percent for FHD and UHD.

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Solution brief

Varnish Software and Intel – Optimizing content delivery network (CDN) performance

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2020

This white paper outlines learnings from a joint collaboration between Varnish Software and Intel, using Varnish caching technology and Intel’s next-generation CDN platform with an aim to deliver an optimized reference solution for CDN providers.

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Solution Overview

Monetize Immersive Streaming Services with a Virtual CDN

Last Updated: March 12, 2021

This is the strategic outlook for CSPs who modify their consolidated edge infrastructures to support a virtual content delivery network (vCDN) that can execute the capabilities of the joint solution offered by Intel, Varnish Software and VMware. By virtualizing CDN deeper into their networks, CSPs can dynamically allocate edge compute, storage, and bandwidth resources to a CDN and other functions as needed in the space-limited confines of deeply placed micro data centers.

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Visual Cloud Training & Updates

Visual Cloud
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Visual Cloud

More visual content is being delivered via cloud computing every day including live streaming video and new immersive experiences like virtual reality. These new user experiences require new architectures and technologies as well as ubiquitous broadband connectivity between connected devices, the network edge and cloud data centers.

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Podcast: Nokia Edge Cloud
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Edge Cloud Enabled Real-Time AI-based Ad Insertion- Intel® Chip Chat Network Insights episode 256

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2020

Mike Moore, Edge Cloud Platform Product Sales at Nokia joins Intel® Chip Chat Network Insights in this interview recorded as a virtual livecast.

Learn about Edge Video Transcoding, using Nokia’s AirFrame openEDGE HW Platform, complemented by the Intel Visual Cloud Accelerator Card – Analytics (VCAC-A). Provides the capability for intelligent, targeted and cost-effective ad insertions into video streams.

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Webinar: Opening a World of Visual Innovation
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Webinar: Opening a World of Visual Innovation

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019

What is the Visual Cloud and how are cloud based workloads evolving. In this livecast archive Craig Hurst, Director of Software Strategy for Intel explores Intel’s approach to supporting the Visual Cloud with an open source collection of frameworks and libraries that support four core building blocks that build the five key visual cloud workloads.

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Our Partners

The Intel Network Builders Visual Cloud Ecosystem is the ideal platform for partnerships between edge solution providers and edge solution consumers. See our partner page for a full list of solution providers ready to bring innovation to your edge environment.

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