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Running Intel® Smart Edge (Open) with Azure IoT Hub

EVENT AUGUST 18, 2021

Running Intel® Smart Edge Open with Azure IoT Hub

Intel® Smart Edge Open (previously known as OpenNESS) is a royalty-free edge computing toolkit that can be deployed at on-premise or network edge locations to deliver vertical focused edge services for smart cities, connected cars, industrial, retail, healthcare, agriculture and many more. In this meetup, Purvi Thakkar will focus on network edge cloud service provided by Microsoft through “Azure Edge Zones”. Azure Edge Zones is a composite service which includes various Azure services like IoT Hub, VM Instances, Function Apps, Logic Apps, and many more. In this meetup session, Purvi will demonstrate the following by walking through the steps in an article: Show More

Managing Azure IoT with Intel® Smart Edge

EVENT JULY 15, 2021

Managing Azure IoT with Intel® Smart Edge

Edge computing is revolutionizing today's world by enabling intelligent workloads to be deployed to remote locations sometimes inaccessible to humans. In this session Phillip Richardson will walk us through the process of deploying VMs with Intel® Smart Edge, registering a device with Azure IoT hub, and deploying modules from the Azure portal. This presentation is to showcase Azure IoT edge services running on top of the Intel® Smart Edge software platform. By deploying virtualized Azure IoT devices as an entire service-chain orchestration a user can deploy more complex topology to an edge device.

Driving Edge to Cloud Solutions using Intel & Azure IoT

EVENT JUNE 23, 2021

Driving Edge to Cloud Solutions using Intel & Azure IoT

In this session we will cover a basic but a very important step to enable IoT & Edge AI Solutions for developers who want a low-code, low-touch user experiences - Connecting the Edge Devices to the Cloud. Basically, a quick and easy way to connect Intel Devices to Azure IoT, followed by a sample application example to visualize the through Azure IoT Central.

Accelerate Your Edge Performance with OpenNESS Data Plane CNIs

EVENT JUNE 09, 2021

Accelerate Your Edge Performance with OpenNESS Data Plane CNIs

Edge is exploding with opportunities. You are faced with exceeding network demand – higher throughput and at the same time minimal and deterministic latency. This presentation you are going to go through the OpenNESS high performance Data Plane CNIs – SR-IOV, DPDK CNI plug-ins. You will see the benefits are multifold – both in service chaining – East – West traffic as well as network reach – North – South.

Bringing Networking to the world of IoT- Converged Edge Insights

EVENT MAY 04, 2021

Bringing Networking to the world of IoT- Converged Edge Insights

Join Avinash Karani Technical Product Manager at Intel who will discuss Converging IoT & 5G Network workloads at the edge enables businesses to deliver innovative use cases in an optimized manner resulting in lower TCO and faster TTM. Learn about the Converged Edge Insights package, available on Intel® Edge Software Hub, powered by the Intel OpenVINO and OpenNESS (Open Network Edge Services Software) toolkits that help converge IT, OT & CT workloads on a common infrastructure, with ready-to-use multiple Reference Implementations for smart cities, Industries and healthcare systems.

Ericsson and Intel have entered into technical collaboration

NEWS April 3, 2021

Ericsson and Intel have entered into technical collaboration

Ericsson and Intel have entered a technical collaboration to enable support in Ericsson Cloud Container Distribution (CCD) of a set of plugins and microservices from Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS), an open source software initiative from Intel. OpenNESS is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) certified edge computing software toolkit that helps onboard and manage applications and virtual network functions in an optimized manner for performant edge platforms.

OpenNESS 21.03 released

NEWS March 31, 2021

OpenNESS 21.03 released

We are pleased to announce our 21.03 releases of OpenNESS and the Intel Distribution of OpenNESS, our first release for 2021 and our eighth quarterly release since the project started. In 21.03 we introduce important new innovations, steady enhancements to existing features, and upgrades to our supported applications and operating system.
One of our more notable innovations is the addition of new accelerators to our access edge experience kit. Similar to our earlier experience kits for 5G private wireless and software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN), it is an optimized reference architecture to help streamline RAN deployments using Intel® vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 (Pomona Lake) and Intel® Ethernet Controller E810 with DDP (Columbiaville) for fronthaul and mid-haul networking. Show More

Red Hat and Intel blaze a more flexible path to 5G services, from hybrid cloud networking to edge computing

NEWS February 17, 2021

Red Hat and Intel blaze a more flexible path to 5G services, from hybrid cloud networking to edge computing

Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s industry-leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, helps enable service providers as they transition to 5G cloud-native networks, especially towards 5G RAN and 5G core aspirations. This is paired with a full suite of feature-rich silicon, software and tools from Intel, including Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Ethernet Adapters, and OpenNESS (Open Network Edge Services Software) edge computing software toolkit. Show More

Edge Developer MeetUp Series Invitation

EVENT February 23, 2021

Edge Developer MeetUp Series Invitation

This group focuses on educating the developer community on OpenNESS - an edge computing software toolkit that enables highly optimized and performant edge platforms to on-board and manage applications and network functions with cloud-like agility across any type of network.

The intent is to familiarize the developers on how to seamlessly port their application to the edge using OpenNESS and optimize on Intel Technologies and Ingredients, to quickly build and deploy an edge service.

OpenNESS 20.12 released

NEWS December 18, 2020

OpenNESS 20.12 released

We are pleased to announce the 20.12 releases of OpenNESS and the Intel Distribution of OpenNESS, our fourth and final release cycle of the year. This is one of the most feature rich releases in a while and is consistent with our longer-term vison to introduce new and enhanced capabilities that address key challenges at the edge. As part of this focus on innovation, several of the new capabilities in this release are being made available as alpha quality on top of our previous fully beta quality release. These new capabilities will be updated to beta quality in future releases as we enhance the quality and stability of our releases. Show More

OpenNESS 20.09 released

NEWS September 30, 2020

OpenNESS 20.09 released

We are pleased to announce the 20.09 release for both OpenNESS and Intel Distribution of OpenNESS. Some of the highlights for this release include support for Istio service mesh, deployment of OpenNESS on Microsoft Azure, and a new Converged Edge Reference Architecture (CERA) Experience Kit for deploying a 5G UPF and AI, IOT workloads at the Near Edge. Istio is an industry standard and open source service mesh for managing microservices based architectures. In addition to integration with OpenNESS, this release provides use case examples that use Istio with a media analytics workload for 5G. Show More

OpenNESS 20.06 released

NEWS June 30, 2020

OpenNESS 20.06 released

We are pleased to announce the 20.06 release of OpenNESS, which includes several feature enhancements and introduces the Intel® Distribution of Open Network Edge Services Software (Intel® Distribution of OpenNESS) with enhanced features and optimizations. OpenNESS 20.06 enables new capabilities, including inferencing at the network edge with the Visual Cloud Accelerator Card – Analytics (VCAC-A), support for extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF), a new telemetry service, and Helm Charts to package and deploy applications faster. Show More

OpenNESS 20.03 released

NEWS March 31, 2020

OpenNESS 20.03 released

We are pleased to announce the 20.03 release of OpenNESS which brings several important enhancements to improve deployments of edge solutions and applications. Noteworthy changes in this release include support for performance enhancing features and expanded flexibility. OpenNESS now supports OVN/OVS-DPDK as an industry leading option for high performance data planes for both on-premise and network edge configurations. This implementation of OVS-DPDK is an industry first for Cloud-Native Edge environments providing both Cluster Networking capabilities and Software Defined Networking (SDN) policy management. Show More

OpenNESS 19.12 released

NEWS December 20, 2019

OpenNESS 19.12 released

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenNESS 19.12. With this third major release of OpenNESS, we continue to strengthen our customers' ability to quickly and easily deploy apps and services at the Edge. Release 19.12 comes with a greatly improved ease of use, and enables a rich set of new capabilities, including support for Standalone 5GNR deployments, and Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) for cloud native deployments. We have also added customizable OpenNESS Experience kits to provide a starting point for custom deployments of OpenNESS. Show More

China Unicom, ZTE, Intel, and Tencent launch MEC trial trials using OpenNESS

NEWS November 28, 2019

China Unicom, ZTE, Intel, and Tencent launch MEC trial trials using OpenNESS

In November 2019, China Unicom, together with ZTE, Intel, and Tencent, successfully completed the MEC-scale network trial commercial operation in Shenzhen under the 4G / 5G live network environment to launch China Unicom's edge MEC platform (CUC-MEC Platform). Together these companies successfully launched the world's first "5G + MEC" that was verified on the scale of a commercial live network in Shenzhen. Show More

Best New Catalyst in Show - Becoming EDGY

NEWS November 14, 2019

Best New Catalyst in Show - Becoming EDGY

Intel, along with other partners, were awarded ‘Best new Catalyst’ for their ‘Becoming EDGY’ demonstration during the Digital Transformation Asia, TM Forum Event (12-14 November 2019, Kuala Lumpur).

The team demonstrated a blueprint for an edge cloud lifecycle manager and showcased the solution value in the deployment of several edge use cases by a Telco Network Operator. Different edge use cases like Smart Retail, CDN, Cloud Gaming etc were centrally orchestrated with a Telco service orchestrator OSM as part of this demonstration. Show More

Converging Analytics, Media, and Networking Seamlessly from Cloud to Core to Edge via Open Source Innovations - OpenNESS

NEWS October 16, 2019

Converging Analytics, Media, and Networking Seamlessly from Cloud to Core to Edge via Open Source Innovations - OpenNESS

Intel was today awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Open Source’ prize by leading industry experts during the Layer123 World Congress in the Hague.

OpenNESS helps app developers to readily move their apps and related data processing from the cloud to the edge to provide more responsive analytics and reduced latency. It provides a scalable micro-services based framework that also support OpenVINO for visual workload analytics and deep learning inference. Show More

OpenNESS 19.09 released

NEWS September 30, 2019

OpenNESS 19.09 released

Announcing OpenNESS version 19.09, the second release of our Open Network Edge Services Software. OpenNESS 19.09 introduces several new features that build upon the foundational capabilities introduced in our initial release. The first major feature is Open Virtual Networking and Open Virtual switch (OVN/OVS) data plane support. This brings an industry standard data plane to edge platforms, but also provides standard SDN flow configuration for the edge data plane. Show More

OpenNESS 19.06 released

NEWS June 28, 2019

OpenNESS 19.06 released

We are excited to announce the first release of OpenNESS, version 19.06. OpenNESS is a powerful and flexible software toolkit optimized to simplify deployment of edge solutions and applications. It supports multi-network, multi-access, and multi-cloud deployments and is guided by ETSI MEC and 3GPP standards. Our initial release of OpenNESS introduces the foundational elements of the software toolkit. Built using cloud native principles, it employs a microservices and controller architecture to onboard and orchestrate applications for both on-premises and network edge deployments. Show More