Containers Experience Kits
Intel has been working with partners and with open source communities to address barriers to commercial containers-networking adoption and to deliver consumable capabilities concerning configuration, manageability, performance, service-assurance, and resilience. The container bare metal experience kits are a set of collateral introducing the newly developed consumable capabilities. The collection of all the container bare metal experience kits creates a library of best practice guidelines to resolve containers-bare-metal networking development and deployability gaps. It includes a variety of documents and demonstrations targeting developers, product leads, and a sales and marketing audience.
Container bare metal experience kits will be made available on this website throughout January 2018.
Container Reference Architecture
The container bare metal reference architecture release 1.0 represents a baseline configuration of components that are optimized to achieve optimal system performance for SDN/NFV-based applications running on platforms based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Kubernetes support for network functionality required in NFV use cases.
Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA)
Kubernetes match the server capabilities to workload requirements and allow those workloads to run on the most appropriate platforms and gain additional benefits from features built into the platform.
Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) represents a methodology and a related suite of changes across multiple layers of the orchestration stack targeting intelligent platform capability, configuration & capacity consumption. EPA features include Huge page support, NUMA topology awareness, CPU pinning, integration with OVS-DPDK, support for I/O Passthrough via SR-IOV, and many others.
Kubernetes, an open source container orchestration technology, can now support Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) including CPU Pinning, SRIOV and Huge Page support.
Ensure platform metrics and events are accessible though industry standard interfaces to allow capacity planning, trending and operational status.
Training and Demo Links
Watch the following training and demo videos to understand the newly developed networking capabilities in Kubernetes and how you can apply them to your networking environments.
Cable Use Case
Intel optimizes virtualized, cable modem termination system (vCMTS) architecture using Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512, Intel® AES New Instructions, DPDK, and Intel® QuickAssist Technology.