Intel® Cloud Builders Newsletter
January 2017

What's New

What's New

Welcome New Ecosystem Partners

We are pleased to welcome 16 new members who have recently joined the Intel® Cloud Builders program. Program membership connects you to Intel technologies to drive first-in-market solutions, a rich ecosystem for strategic matchmaking, and Intel go-to-market channels in which to spotlight your solutions. Get to know these partners and more by visiting their individual microsites posted on our membership page.

  • Aptira
  • Canonical
  • Cloudbase Solutions
  • Datang Gohigh Security
  • H3C
  • NephoScale
  • Nocsys
  • PropherStor Data Services
  • Sangfor Technologies
  • Simplivity
  • StorPool Storage
  • Veeam Software
  • Vesper Technologies
  • vScaler
  • Wind River
  • XSKY

Intel® Builders Construction Zone

The Intel® Builders Construction Zone offers access to a variety of lab resources featuring the latest Intel data center products and technologies, providing Intel Cloud Builders members an environment to tune and optimize their solutions. This collaborative workspace allows members and their partners to test their solution performance against Intel products, or to develop precise configuration recipes using custom boards, BIOS, Firmware, OS and libraries. Submit a proposal for lab space here.

Intel Cloud Builders University

Intel Cloud Builders University

The Intel Cloud Builders University is designed to assist the technical professional in understanding and implementing software defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions for enterprise and cloud data centers.

Featured Classes from Intel Cloud Builders University

Intel Datacenter Portfolio Products for 2016

Intel's James Vogeltanz, Data Center Group channel marketing manager and Jennifer Zickel, Product Systems & Collaborations Div. product line manager, explore the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v4 for data center applications and Intel's latest server boards.

The Journey to SDI

These two videos provide a high-level overview of SDI and what goes into making a software-defined enterprise, as well detail how converged infrastructure simplifies SDI deployment.

Revolutionizing Storage Solutions with Intel Solid State Drives

This course provides an overview of storage challenges in the data center and intelligent storage solutions, discussing the role of Intel® Solid State drives, the media transition occurring in the storage industry and the road to Intel® Optane®.

Intel Cloud Builders Events

Intel Cloud Builders Events

Intel Builders SummitDecember 8, 2016

On December 8, the Intel Builders teams hosted the Intel Builders Summit in Beijing focused on data center transformation and the growth and innovation with the cloud ecosystem. Attended by more than 130 people across Builders members and customers, session topics included: data center modernization, Intel technologies for software defined infrastructure, open source optimization, Intel® Rack Scale Design, cloud native applications, and OpenStack SDI implementations.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Intel Cloud Builders Solutions Library

The Solutions Library offers reference architectures, whitepapers, and solution briefs from our member community to help build and enhance your cloud architecture solutions. Visit the Solutions Library to search technical collateral currently available.

Featured Publications from the Cloud Builders Solutions Library

Intel® Optimized Configurations for Microsoft Windows Server* 2016 with Storage Spaces Direct | Download the PDF

Transform your Business with an Open-Source Private Cloud Solution from Intel and Mirantis | Download the PDF

Building a Private Cloud with Innovative Hyper-converged Infrastructure from Huawei | Download the PDF

The Road to a Secure, Compliant Cloud: Build a trusted infrastructure with a solution stack from Intel, IBM Cloud SoftLayer, HyTrust, and VMware | Download the PDF

DataON and Intel Maximize IOP's Performance for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct | Download the PDF

Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem's latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit the Cloud Builders Social Hub. Recent contributions from our community include the following:

Podcast: VMware and Intel Lay Foundation for Self-Managed Hybrid Clouds of the Future

Dr. Raj Yavatkar, VMware Fellow, discusses advances in software defined infrastructure for hybrid clouds and outlines VMware's efforts to modernize storage, network, and compute provisioning using virtual machines.


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Podcast: Iron.io Predicts a Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Environment

Iron.io is making the transition to function as a service: the transition from bigger monolithic apps to micro-service, and now breaking down micro-services into smaller chunks of code. Bart Schachter, COO of Iron.io and Travis Reeder, CTO and Co-founder of Iron.io foresee the industry moving to a multi-cloud and hybrid environment, which is why the workloads that they manage have been intelligently routed to multiple clouds.


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Blog: New Intel Builders University Spans Cloud, Networking and Storage

Data Center Solutions Director Jake Smith highlights the newly launched Intel Builders Universities covering cloud, network, and storage technologies.


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Podcast: Red Hat and Intel Work to Further NFV Technology

Radhesh Blakrishnan, General Manager of OpenStack at Red Hat, discusses the success of OpenStack deployment and management as well as Intel and Red Hat's alliance to further NFV technology. Radhesh highlights Red Hat's drive to deliver innovation across all layers including operating system level, hypervisor level, and OpenStack level.


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