Releasing Container Bare Metal Ref. Architecture v2.0 to Drive Cloud Native Deployments
The forward-looking Container Bare Metal Reference Architecture (BMRA) has been used over the past year by Intel partners to advance Cloud Native developments and early deployments. We are excited to release the BMRA v2.0 guide which provides instructions on how to automatically build, provision and validate a Cloud Native Kubernetes (K8s) cluster using 2nd Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Ethernet 800 Series NICs , Intel platform technologies, and open source telemetry, security and K8s software. Version 2.0 introduces the concept of Reference Architecture Flavors per network location where each flavor is designed, optimized and validated to meet the specific requirements of various network locations and their associated workloads.
To learn more visit INB BMRA v2.0 for 2nd Generation Xeon
Intel® Network Builders Announces the inclusion of Intel® CloudU
Intel Network Builders is excited to integrate the Intel CloudU program within the Intel Network Builders University. Intel CloudU courses will give you in-depth knowledge of the cloud industry—the players, the components that serve as building blocks, the architectures, the services, and how they all tie together. This training describes the key areas an enterprise must consider before they move to the cloud and helps describe the differences between public and private cloud computing from a workload perspective. The Intel CloudU program is now available for inclusion in partner customer learning pathways. Contact your account manager to learn more about Custom Pathways.
To learn more about how clouds powered by Intel® technologies deliver reliable, scalable, workload-optimized performance across enterprise applications, visit us here.
More about the Intel® Network Builders University
Intel Network Builders University wraps up 2020 making great strides in advancing industry training and education with over 43,000 registered and enrolled learners, 410,000 videos viewed and 130 Custom Pathways over the past 5 years.
There are more than 309 courses available with new content released each month. Closed captioning in multiple languages is now available for a growing number of courses. The online portion of the university is available to Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here.
Please take a look, and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.
Welcome to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users
With more than 400 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome the following new ecosystem partners: Athonet SRL, Four DRobotics, Herta, Highway 9 Networks, and Varnish Software.
To see all of our members, visit the Ecosystem Partners page, the Intel® Network Builders Edge Ecosystem page, the Intel® Network Builders Visual Cloud Ecosystem page, and the End User Members page on our website.
Intel Speaks to Delivering Kubernetes Innovation at Kubecon
Intel has been a critical contributor, advancing Kubernetes Networking technologies with the CNCF open source community and enabling CNF evolution to meet the needs of performance-sensitive deployments. Two of our leading technologists-- Dave Cremins and Kilian Muldoon, have showcased our innovation for the Kubernetes community. Dave presented a session at Kubecon 2020 that focused on innovations for Enhancing Kubernetes Networking with Smart Nics. Dave also shared insight via a new blog post: Enhancing Kubernetes Networking. Killian has delivered a session covering the methods and values of Telemetry Aware Scheduling earlier this year at Kubecon EU. Please learn from Killian about his professional journey and Boost K8s Performance with Telemetry Aware Scheduling.
Intel at this year’s Digital Transformation World Series
Intel was recently recognized as a key contributor in a winning project showcased at the TM Forum Digital Transformation World Series conducted virtually October 7 – November 12, 2020. Intel and key partners contributed an Enterprise Edge / uCPE reference design, Secure Device On-boarding (SDO), and analytics/service assurance POC that was included in the Digital Business Marketplace Phase 3 Catalyst project. An award for Outstanding Catalyst - Business Impact was presented to the Catalyst team. Catalyst projects are vital part of TM Forum’s collaborative work, helping to drive innovation and validate TM Forum standards and best practices for the industry.
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Why the Network is Foundational for Any Enterprise Multi-Hybrid Cloud Strategy
Now more than ever, enterprises need to build cloud-ready networks capable of securely connecting business locations, remote employees, customer interactions, siloed business applications and data. Read more from Bob Ghaffari on how Intel is working closely with the ecosystem to help enterprises get the most from their network infrastructure.
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Don't miss these upcoming and recently recorded webinars:
Edge Deployments with Lenovo and NearbyComputing, with David Carrera, CTO, NearbyComputing and Chadie Ghadie, Director, Edge Computing Business Development, Lenovo on December 18
Multi-tenancy Isolation and Legacy Application Support via Virtualization in K8s, with Srini Addepalli, Sr. Principal Engineer, NPG, Intel; Manjunath Mageswaran, Sr. Principal Engineer, Robin.io on December 17
Telefonica, flexiWAN and Intel Make the SD-WAN Open Source Vision a Reality for Production Telco Services – Case Study, with Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading; Amir Zmora, CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN; and William (Bill) McDonald, Segment Manager for the Enterprise Edge / uCPE, Network Platforms Group, Intel on December 17
Intelligence on the Road to a Smarter Open RAN, with Neil Coleman, Product Line Manager, Amdocs Open Network; Jens Voigt, RF Product Manager, Amdocs Open Networks; and Dan Lynch, Director, Wireless Access Division, Intel on December 15
Edge is the New Cloud: Enterprises Can Now Launch 5G Edge Services in Minutes, with Dr. Ganesh Sundaram, Founder and CEO, AlefEdge on December 15
Hardware vs Software BNGs – Gaining Competitive Edge for a 5G Future, with Michael McFarland, VP Product Management at Benu Networks; and Paul Mannion, SDN-NFV Market Segment Director, Intel on December 10
Telco Bits & Bytes Live! Get Close to the Edge: Choosing the right partners, with VMware and Intel
Hyperscale DDoS Offload to SmartNICs: A Powerful 5G Security Solution, with Tom Atkins, Product Marketing Manager, F5; Ed O’Connell, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, F5; Chuck Tato, Director of Wireline & NFV Business Division, Intel
Gaining the Edge on your Network: LAN/WAN Acceleration for Enterprise Networking, with Greg Gum, CEO and Rick Uperti, Sr. Systems Architect at GateSpeed
FPGA & 5G: Simplify Deployment of FPGA and Associated Firmware/Software @Scale, with Srinivasa R Addepalli, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel and Sree Nandan Atur, Senior Principal Engineer at Robin.io
More Than Just Cloud Native… The InterGENerational 5G Solution, with Brooke Frischmeier, Product Management Lead at NetNumber
Join the Conversation on Twitter
Intel® Network Builders offers a variety of online options for you to reach out to fellow ecosystem members between events. Follow our new Twitter handle @Intel5GNetworks or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.
– Renu Navale, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling (ECEE), Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale
– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000
– Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division – @jeni_p
– Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing – @LisaSpelman
– Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division – @CristinaR_5G
– Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network Platforms Group and General Manager Architecture & Systems Engineering – @rgadiyar
– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division – @CarolineChan5G
– Alex Quach, General Manager of Wireline and Wireless Core Networks Division – @QuachAlexander
– Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division – @comp_lynn
– Jim St. Leger, Technology Marketing Manager – @JimStLeger
– Brian Aherne, Senior Director of Network Platforms and Systems – @aherne_brian
– Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Data Center / Network Platforms Group – @BobGhaffari
– Bryan Madden, Marketing Director – @maddsey