What is Intel® Network Builders?

The goal of the Intel Network Builders program is to accelerate network transformation with the development and deployment of proven software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions for telecommunications and data center networks.

The program connects service providers and end users with the infrastructure, software, and technology vendors that are driving new solutions to the market. Intel Network Builders offers technical support, matchmaking, and co-marketing opportunities to help facilitate joint collaboration from the discovery phase to the eventual trial and deployment of NFV and SDN solutions.

The Intel Network Builders program seeks to increase ecosystem alignment and build a strong and sustainable market advantage for our members through solution-centered ecosystem collaboration based on Intel® architecture.

Today there are more than 200+ partners, a growing number of end user members and increasing opportunities for collaboration.

Why Focus on SDN and NFV?

Industry estimates suggest that monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 15 exabytes by 2018. That’s 10 times the mobile data consumed on the network at the end of 2013.

Communications service providers face an opportunity to integrate new services to meet this growth while they add capacity to handle the increased demand for network access and data. The complexity and cost of traditional solutions have created a call for new approaches to address this impending demand.

The industry has responded to this challenge through the development of NFV and SDN. Based on the use of flexible, industry-standard technology, solutions based on SDN and NFV are expected to help service providers by reducing the cost of purchasing and maintaining network equipment while driving more flexibility into the network provisioning and service delivery to the customers.

Intel Network Builders Membership Benefits

Technical Engagement and Collaboration - Members have access to a comprehensive library of proven solutions that facilitate the building and optimization of SDN and NFV solutions based on today’s telecommunications and enterprise data center requirements. In addition, members are invited to participate in technical sessions at Intel Network Builders events and members-only online discussion forums. Topics range from open standard and open source to performance enhancements to meet the needs of end customers and help speed successful adoption of aligned solutions.

Business Networking and Engagement - Members can become more knowledgeable about the latest trends in SDN and NFV through Intel Network Builders partner engagement opportunities. By fostering collaboration among partners to capitalize on new market opportunities, the Intel Network Builders program helps partners identify potential business engagements that will help shape the future of network transformation.