Many broadcast and streaming products that run on x86 technology haven’t yet scaled to their maximum potential density or met the need for lower cost. The network growth for video services is driven by many factors such as multiscreen OTT, video on demand, higher resolutions, more codec support needed, all pushing transcoding functions needed in MSO, ISP, CSP, CDN networks. Greater density is needed to scale these applications, and x86 technology running on standard servers can meet much higher density levels and much lower cost points to be competitive. The time is now for those applications to multiply density (by a factor of 6-8X) without any change needed to the underlying x86 architecture.
With Intel tools offered such as Quick Synch and Media SDK, developers can advance the migration to the highest density, while preserving application development. Using Artesyn SharpStreamer technology developers can preserve existing application software and achieve 6-8 times the density/RU in standard PCIE, 1U, 2U and larger form factors that fit standard rack server and cloud environments. Using two example applications, Next-Day TV OTT content delivery and Real-time Broadcast ABR transcoding, CAPEX savings are dramatic, giving applications the ability to use only one server vs. 16 or 24 to handle equal densities, also consuming far less OPEX costs derived from power and cooling required. Through OpenStack and the SharpStreamer technology applications can also encompass cloud provisioning and management so they are not constrained to baremetal hardware and can be virtually deployed.
In this webinar, IDC featured speaker Steve Conway, Vice President of High Performance Computing, will present an update on the global x86 HPC cluster market. The presentation will include IDC’s five-year forecast for the medium- to large-scale technical computing and data analysis emerging markets by systems, processors and application middleware. Cray’s featured speaker, John Lee, Vice President of Cray Cluster Advanced Technology Systems, will present the new Cray® CS400 cluster series based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with combination options for coprocessor and/or graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerator technologies.
We will discuss:
1. Important news on the global x86 HPC cluster market, including IDC’s five-year forecast for medium- to large-scale technical computing and HPDA
2. Important considerations to be made about system configuration options for mixed capacity and/or data-intensive computing that maximizes performance per watt
3. Key features and benefits of the new Cray CS400 cluster series, including improved performance and scalability, easier system administration and greater control with hybrid computing options
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the presenters. Sign up today to attend or receive the webinar recording.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. offers a comprehensive portfolio of compute, storage and data analytic solutions. With our expertise in clusters, supercomputers, storage and data analytics, we enable technical and scientific computing to achieve fast application results for real-time discovery. You can learn more about Cray by visiting www.cray.com.
Is Your x86 Infrastructure Best-in-Class for Data-Intensive Workloads?
Please join us on this webcast to introduce you to a new, integrated high performance database solution from HP, Violin Memory and Red Hat that solves the I/O issues for business-critical OLTP and BI/DW applications."
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) decouples functionality from location which allows software-based services to be run where required in central offices, enterprises and data centers. However, a gap existed to extend the differentiating benefits of NFV to access points, small cells and base stations.
Advantech’s NFV Elasticity program closes this gap by supporting consistent, scalable platforms based on Intel® Architecture, with server-class processors that can run Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) at almost any location in the network.
Service providers will now be able to cover peak loading using NFV-capable equipment in the core networks while efficiently provisioning a base line service capacity at the edge with enhanced access equipment running the same VNFs at lowest latency. This results in best subscriber experience and optimum resource utilization at the lowest cost.
Join us for this live webcast and you’ll hear how Oracle is adding value to the Sun x86 server family. This new generation of x86 solutions provide enhanced performance and security, improved virtualization tools, and reduced costs—all with no change to your existing software environment.
Watch this webcast and learn how you can drive superior consolidation and virtualization using:
• Enhanced virtualization hypervisor for consolidation and improved server utilization tus improving your ROI
• Save licensing costs with Oracle software by leveraging Oracle VM as a licensing boundary and lowring TCO
• Unparalleled reliability and availability for enterprise environments with highly-available clustering capability built-in
• Increased visibility and efficiency with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Centre as a single management view of your entire stack and a single point of contact for expert 24/7 support across your data centre
• Ongoing protection for your existing software and training investments with perpetual Oracle Premier Support for Systems
You can increase data centre performance and security while you decrease complexity and realize better overall TCO. Find out more by joining this Webcast.
If it wasn’t for the cost and complexity of Mainframes would the industry have ever shifted towards Open Systems? The performance, maintenance and security advantages of Mainframes were never disputed yet the complexity of running them required a unique expertise while the cost could rarely be justified except for high scale data warehousing. But what if it was possible to apply the advantages of the Mainframe model to an x86 infrastructure? What if that cost and complexity could be replaced by simplicity and CAPEX & OPEX reduction? These are the questions that are being asked by businesses across the globe as they look to reassess how they approach their IT with decreasing budgets and increasing demands. The once common debates related to speeds and feeds of different components are now giving way to discussions on how IT can quickly deliver a suitable service to the business. It is this debate that is leading the industry to an inflection point and the consequent rise of the x86 Mainframe. Join Archie Hendryx as he discusses how a new approach to IT infrastructure is needed to solve the incumbent challenges that are being faced within the industry.
Archie Hendryx has been in the I.T. industry and more specifically the storage and virtualisation field for close to 10 years. He currently works as a vArchitect for the company VCE. Archie has recently been awarded VMware's vExpert status for the second year running and is a certified SNIA & HDS Expert as well as a certified EMC, NetApp and Cisco specialist.
Data-intensive workloads, such as business processing and decision support, are placing x86 enterprise application environments under tremendous stress - inadequate scaling to handle demanding workloads and exponential data growth; insufficient reliability to handle large single system databases and high density virtualization; and increased management complexity due to server sprawl. Join HP's Kirk Bresniker, Chief Technologist VP, Business Critical Systems, and Intel's Rory McInerney, VP, Intel Architecture Group, as they discuss the features inside the Xeon E7 processor & the ProLiant DL980 G7 server that enable greater scalability and reliability, break-through management efficiencies, & leadership performance, and what this can mean for your business.Read more >
NonStop systems have been powering the global payments infrastructure for more than 40 years. With its release of the new Integrity NonStop X family of servers, HP introduces support for the x86 architecture and extends its mission critical platform into the future.
Existing NonStop customers who want to take advantage of the new platform will need to fully understand the implications of adding NonStop X into their existing environment. Running hybrid systems can offer several advantages, but does require the users to develop the right strategy and deploy the right tools in order to achieve optimal results.
In this Webinar, industry expert Richard Buckle will provide an overview of the new NonStop X system, as well as what hybrid computing can mean for your organization. Jack van Meel from IR will look at issues associated with running NonStop Blades and NonStop X in a hybrid environment.
Are you considering an x86 server for a new business-critical application, or are you thinking of migrating an existing Unix RISC application to x86? x86 systems and CPU technology have evolved rapidly over the last several years and this platform is now capable of running workloads previously associated with larger proprietary UNIX systems. In addition, both Windows and Linux, the principal operating environments for these servers, have matured to the point where the combination of x86 server and these OS' can handle workloads associated with the largest UNIX systems from as little as three years ago.
Tune into this live webcast with our guest Forrester analyst Richard Fichera as he speaks to the underlying trends driving modern infrastructure, when to consider moving from Unix to Windows or Linux changing principal operating environments, what to look for in an x86 platform and porting guidance. Rich will be joined by two IT executives who will share their business challenges, their decision-making process, and the business benefits they have achieved with their chosen database server solution, followed by a live Q & A.
Looking for flexible solutions that can be easily adapted to offer a balanced and affordable portfolio of performance and capacity storage as needed and when needed? In this session, you’ll learn about how the convergence toward x86 storage servers brings new efficiencies that will benefit both enterprise data centers as well as cloud-based solutions.Read more >
Alex Yost, Vice-President of IBM System X and Blade Line Center at IBM, showcases the partnership between IBM and Intel in creating the IBM Pureflex System at VMWorld.Read more >
Introducing the key concepts of Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). The first in a series of 3 webinars.
DPDK is a set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing. It was designed to run on any processors, knowing Intel x86 has been the first CPU to be supported. Ports for other CPUs like IBM Power 8 or EZchip TILE-Gx are under progress. It runs mostly in Linux userland. A FreeBSD port is available for a subset of DPDK features.
Server virtualization is a mature technology. More than 70% of all x86 architecture workloads are running in VMs on top of hypervisors. With the increase in virtualization of mission critical workloads plus clustering and high availability, it’s more challenging than ever to get the visibility and dynamic rule settings for North-South and East-West traffic. In this session, no future hype, learn what is happened today with FortiGate-VMX use cases to secure all of your hypervisors and provide a real-world agility traffic testing using Ixia Breakingpoint for the proof.Read more >
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) can be implemented not only at the data center but also at the network and customer edge. This webinar presented the rationale for a Distributed NFV (D-NFV) implementation, specifically for virtualization at the customer site. D-NFV offers a good fit for the emerging virtual CPE (vCPE) model, which will enable shorter and more flexible deployment cycles for new services with a lucrative cost structure. The webinar will also review different vCPE implementation options, including a solution based on L2/L3 CPE with a built-in x86 engine.Read more >