RESEARCH PAPER: Intel SDI Enables Internet of Things (IoT) Intelligence

Intel’s concept of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) extends the definition of the software-defined datacenter (SDDC). SDI is a re-evaluation of system architecture driven by the requirements of business flow, workloads, and specific applications—not by a menu of hardware available to purchase at the moment. SDI could transform mainstream datacenters and has the potential to displace current datacenter infrastructure and highly available transaction processing systems by the end of this decade. Until now, SDI has been conceptual, but Intel is working to enable real-world usage models to turn the SDI vision into a reality.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Intel SDI: The Future of Cloud Orchestration & Management
  • The Intel IoT Platform & Data Analytics
  • SDI’s Role in the IoT Value Chain
  • Agile, Flexible Networks
  • Smarter Networks
  • IoT Frontend
  • Composable Resources
  • Analytics Throughout the Value Chain
  • Use Case 1: Enabling the Smart Factory of the Future
  • Use Case 2: Inventory Optimization in Retail
  • Conclusion
  • Figure 1: Operational Layers for Intel SDI Framework
  • Figure 2: Intel IoT Platform
  • Figure 3: SDI in the IoT Value Chain

You can download the paper here.

Companies Cited

  • Cloudera
  • Dell
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mobile Edge Computing Industry Specification Group
  • Revolution Analytics
  • VMware