Intel Hosts Data-Centric Innovation Day
On April 2nd, Intel unveiled a new portfolio of data-centric solutions consisting of 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane DC memory and storage solutions, and software and platform technologies optimized to help its customers extract more value from their data. Intel's latest data center solutions target a wide range of use cases within cloud computing, network infrastructure and intelligent edge applications, and support high-growth workloads, including AI and 5G.
Building on more than 20 years of world-class data center platforms and deep customer collaboration, Intel's data center solutions target server, network, storage, internet of things (IoT) applications and workstations. The portfolio of products advances Intel's data-centric strategy to pursue a massive $300 billion data-driven market opportunity.
The launch event included addresses from Navin Shenoy, Intel's Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Group (DCG), and Lisa Spelman, DCG's Vice President and General Manager of Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing. The event also featured a robust lineup of executive presentations, panel discussions, technical sessions, and demonstrations.
For those who missed the event, you can learn more and watch on-demand sessions Here.
As part of this event, Intel® Network Builders released several new resources:
Fast Route to NFVI with Ubuntu*
The Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI with Ubuntu deliver a choice of optimized virtual network configurations verified for complex communications workloads on agile and reliable infrastructure.
Jump Start NFVI with Red Hat*
The Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI with Red Hat provides a roadmap to building optimized, next-generation network functions virtualization infrastructure servers for communications workloads.
Visual Cloud - Optimizing for Content Delivery Networks
The Intel® Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network reference designs provide a fast-track specification for building and deploying next-generation content delivery network (CDN) servers based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Several members of the Intel Network Builders community released publications and podcasts and recorded videos discussing the solutions they have developed and the results they've seen from the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. Please take a moment to view these below, and watch the Intel Network Builders website for more reporting in the weeks ahead:
Podcast: "Software Defined Infrastructure for 5G," with Anders Vestergren, Head of Solution Line Software Defined Infrastructure at Ericsson* – Listen Now
Podcast: "Data Centric Innovation and Network Transformation," with Renu Navale, Senior Director of Edge Services and Industry Enabling in the Network Platforms Group at Intel – Listen Now
Podcast: "Global Intelligent Connectivity," with Ian Hood, P. Eng., Chief Technologist – Global Service Providers at Red Hat* – Listen Now
Podcast: "SSL Scale and Performance in a 5G World," with Henry Tam, Sr Product Manager, BIG-IP Virtual Edition at F5 Networks* – Listen Now
Video: "Closed Loop Platform Automation – Workload Resiliency Demo" – Watch Now
Video: "Intel Platform with OPNFV* Barometer Project" – Watch Now
Video: "Content Delivery is Driving Edge Computing in Service Provider Networks," with Mark Fisher, VP Marketing and Business Development at Qwilt* – Watch Now
Video: "QCT* Live from Intel Data-Centric Innovation Day," with Mike Yang, President at Quanta Cloud Technolgy* – Watch Now
Video: Advancing Content Delivery Networks with Intel and Equus Compute Solutions,"* with Timothy Poor, VP Application Engineering at Equus Compute Solutions* - Watch Now
Video: "Nokia* Live from Data-Centric Innovation Day," with Sandro Tavares, Head of Campaign Strategy at Nokia* – Watch Now
Video: "Intel® Connectivity Products and Tools Advance Network, Edge and 5G," with Patty Kummrow, VP in the Data Center Group and the GM of the Ethernet Networking Division at Intel – Watch Now
Featured Upcoming Event
Network Virtualization & SDN Europe
Intel is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Network Virtualization & SDN Europe in Berlin later this spring. Join the virtual network for three days of high quality content in six content streams: The Road to 5G, Cloud Native Infrastructure, New Services, Network Automation, Open Source Models, and Realizing ROI.
Intel Network Builder Ecosystem Partners may attend the main conference (May 22-23) at a 50% discount by registering HERE and using the code INTELEUROPE50.
Intel® Network Builders University Launches Three New Intel® Select Solutions Courses:
Intel is driving the next wave of data center innovation with Intel® Select Solutions, based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. Intel Select Solutions are verified solutions configurations that are aimed to speed selection and deployment of data center and communications network infrastructure. The solutions are developed from deep Intel experience with industry solution providers, as well as extensive collaboration with the world's leading data center and service providers. The three courses designed for the Intel Network Builders University provide details on the network specific workload configurations and an overview of the Intel Select Solutions portfolio and brand.
Intel® Network Builders University Introduces New Intel® Network Academy Program: This month Intel is announcing the completion of content in the Intel® Network Academy, a comprehensive training program within the Intel® Network Builders University covering network transformation, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and beyond. New topics covered by courses released this month include:
Please visit here to find the full content of the Intel Network Academy.
More about the Intel Network Builders University
There are more than 182 courses available across five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese & Korean), with new content released each month. The online portion of the university is available to all Intel® Network Builders program members and the public through a simple registration here. Intel Network Builders University is one of two learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the two learning centers.
Please take a look and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.
Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users
With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners: Alef Mobitech,* Blacknut,* Netzyn, Inc.* and Xanadata.* We also welcome our new End User Members: Cellnex Telecom* and Gamma Telecom.*
Out of the Box Network Developers Meet-up (Santa Clara) – May 16th
Register now for the May 16 meet up of the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up Group. Speakers from Juniper, Lumina Networks, Intel and others will share their insights on topics such as Tungsten Fabric, Akraino, Intel® Select Solutions and Intel® Resource Director. For more information and updates, go to the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up page.
Open Source MANO Hackfest (Santa Clara) - May 13th -17th
Intel is hosting the 6th Open Source MANO Hackfest on May 13th -17th, 2019. OSM or, Open Source MANO is an European Telecommunications Standards Institute hosted project to develop an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack aligned with ETSI NFV. The Hackfest will be hosted by Intel in Santa Clara; co-located with the OSM #7 plenary meeting, offering a great opportunity to share and learn with OSM developers and module leaders, and explore further opportunities for synergies and collaboration. Intel will also be hosting OSM's first ever VNF Day on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 as a follow up to the highly successful 5G Day held during the last OSM Hackfest in Barcelona.
The VNF Day will consist of a kick-off key note by the VNF Onboarding Task Force Chair, Gianpietro Lavado, to highlight the importance of VNF technology in network transformation; followed by a series of 20-30 minute presentations revealing the commercial application of the specific VNF solutions/capabilities and the role of OSM in their solutions. Intel will also deliver a presentation introducing a new VNF optimization training program available to VNF solution providers through Intel Network Builders.
Participation to OSM Hackfest and VNF Day is free and open to all for Registration. Register here and follow @OpenSourceMANO on Twitter for updates. Please contact the Intel Open Source MANO MARCOM Committee, Mona Hrapkowicz (Chair) and Nicolette Oki (MarComm Lead) from NPG for additional information.
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