Intel has announced new products and collaborations to accelerate the move toward more agile and cloud-ready communications networks.
The company said it is working closely with industry leaders such as Cisco, SK Telecom and Verizon to lay the foundation for future 5G networks. Intel said it was recently chosen by America Movil to be a technology consultant as the company modernises its infrastructure to accelerate the launch of new services, automate its processes and reduce its network operation costs in Latin America and Europe.
New offerings in the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family provide a foundation for extending intelligence from the network core to the edge for improved performance and lower latency. The eight new processors offer high-performance, low-power and twice the maximum memory of previous generations in an integrated system-on-chip, making them well-suited for various networking, cloud storage, enterprise storage and IoT applications that operate in dense, rugged environments. More than 50 networking, cloud storage, enterprise storage and IoT system designs using the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family are in development.
The new Intel Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 Family combines Ethernet technology with advanced switch resources for use in high-performance communications network applications and dense server platforms. With up to 200 Gbps of high-bandwidth multi-host connectivity and multiple 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, it delivers strong packet processing capability and reduces performance bottlenecks in moving network traffic within and between servers.
The new Intel Ethernet Controller X550 family is a low-power, cost-effective 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solution that can offer a performance boost to data center servers and network appliances.
Intel added that it has grown the Intel Network Builders programme to more than 180 companies and that Red Hat is the first ISV to actively contribute to all key focus areas of the Intel Network Builders Fast Track. Through the expanded collaboration, the two companies will together optimize deliver carrier-grade systems based on Red Hat software and Intel technology, jointly develop solution blueprints for communications networking use cases, and perform interoperability testing of their platforms with other ecosystem solutions.