Converged Edge Reference Architecture (CERA) Offers New Value Proposition to Enterprise Vertical Market Segments
Last month, Intel announced the Converged Edge Reference Architecture (CERA) for on-premises, a reference platform for enterprise vertical market segments—such as smart city, transportation, industrial, retail, and media—that enables new video and analytics use cases and delivers improvements in latency, data privacy, and reliability. Partner solutions based on CERA bring together hardware and software ingredients (including OpenNESS, the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, and third-party VNFs) to support various workloads on a unified, universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) solution.
At SDN NFV World Congress, Intel® Network Builders partners Foxconn and QNAP announced on-premises solutions based on CERA, which were demonstrated at the event and will be available in early 2020.
Converged Edge Reference Architecture (CERA) for On-Premises/Outdoor: The key to scaling the edge to cloud wireless infrastructure network transformation is a unified compute platform that converges private wireless network with IOT. Learn More
QNAP Adopts Converged Edge Reference Architecture for Retail: QNAP Systems Inc. is trialing its QuCPE edge server that uses CERA on Intel® architecture servers to build platforms with an artificial intelligence (AI) framework to serve the needs of retail store operators. Learn More.
Foxconn Offers Converged Access Edge Solutions: Foxconn is developing two high-performance edge computing solutions based on CERA. Foxconn is utilizing this reference architecture to deliver new solutions for industrial edge computing and private wireless applications. Learn More
New Intel® Select Solutions from the Ecosystem
Advantech and Lenovo announced general availability of Intel® Select Solutions for Network in October. These solutions offer a faster and more efficient deployment path for verified, reliable infrastructure in network communications.
Advantech's SKY-8101D: The SKY-8101D is a 1U high performance server verified Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Forwarding Platform (NFVI FP) providing operators with faster access to optimized and stable server configurations that accelerate their NFV deployments. Learn More
Lenovo's SR650/SR630 Systems NFVI v2: To help communications service providers accelerate NFV deployments, Lenovo upgraded its validated configurations of Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 and SR630 Servers with 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors as part of the second version of its Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI. Learn More
Intel® Network Builders University Announces New Program and Courses on Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS)
The Intel Network Builders University is excited to announce the launch of the new Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) program. The OpeNESS toolkit is designed to foster open collaboration and application innovation at the network and enterprise edge. OpenNESS is an open-source reference toolkit that enables the ecosystem to create and deploy new edge applications and services. This training program is designed to help developers quickly integrate OpenNESS and engage with a worldwide ecosystem of hardware, software and solutions integrators to develop new 5G and edge use cases and services.
The OpenNESS program introduces five new courses to the university this month. These courses include an overview providing a foundation for future training as well as a deeper dive into OpenNESS concepts and use cases. The trainings also cover OpenNESS architecture and include a demo and walkthrough of OpenNESS application.
More about the Intel Network Builders University
There are more than 203 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 Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here. Intel Network Builders University is one of three learning centers in Intel® Builders, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University and Intel® AI Academy. Registrants have access to content in both 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.
SDN NFV World Congress 2019 Event Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended our Intel Network Builders Summit in conjunction with SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague. Delivered as a full ecosystem partner event, over 220 attendees heard first hand from industry experts on technologies driving the evolution of network. The agenda brought together keynote presentations and panel discussions focused on topics ranging from NFVI, Edge, uCPE, SD-WAN and 5G. We also announced our 2019 Winners’ Circle Awards and celebrated at a post event reception.
If you missed the event, be sure to check out links below:
Welcome to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users
With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new ecosystem partners: ASRock Rack, Celestica, DeepSight AI Labs, Hughes Systique, Myota, Ori, QNAP Systems, and T-Systems.
New Intel Experience Kits!
Intel teams are developing enabling open source software that addresses unmet industry needs in network solutions while optimizing the capabilities of Intel® Xeon® Scalable platforms and adjacencies. Please check INB Network Transformation Experience Kits site and INB Containers Experience Kits site to study the newly offered Experience Kits provided by Intel to enable delivery and adoption of NFV and cloud solutions based on open-source software and Intel technologies.
Meet-Up: Akraino, Networking & More
Join us in San Jose on December 3 for a series of talks featuring Akraino, SDN, Intel® RDT and more. Come for one talk or stay for all – it's a great opportunity to connect with industry experts and local open source developers.
Spectrum Needs of Emerging License-Exempt Technologies
The wireless industry is entering an era of unprecedented innovation and growth. The continued proliferation of mobile wireless technologies and protocols like Wi-Fi along with the advent of 5G have combined to drive incredible growth, in terms of new applications, number of network-connected devices and overall data usage.
As with past implementations of new wireless applications, spectrum usage and availability are the primary considerations to ensuring the global success of these deployments.
How Radio Access Network is Being Virtualized and the Role of FlexRAN
The next generation of the 5G network will have to handle large volumes of data generated from millions of devices. This means transforming the core telecom network from a fixed-function, hard-wired, appliance architecture to a software-based open hybrid cloud platform. One way that operators are looking to streamline the network is by virtualizing the radio access network or vRAN.
Edge Computing and Akraino
This short video provides an overview of how edge computing is driving the 4th industrial revolution and how open source initiatives like Akraino* contribute to the future of networking.
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