The goal of the Winners’ Circle is to deliver technical leadership, advance open source standards, and collaborate with end users to drive innovation. Requirements for selection to the Intel Network Builders Winners’ Circle included open source contributions, published benchmarks and deployments to Communication Service Providers (CommSPs).
Intel® Select Solution for NFVI is a verified and workload-optimized network solution that simplifies and accelerates the process of selecting and deploying necessary hardware and software. Commitment to deliver a verified Intel Select Solution was a key criteria in arriving at the Winner’s Circle finalists.
Intel Network Builders Winners’ Circle
There are three award levels within the Intel Network Builders Winners’ Circle: Leaders’ Board, Solution Plus Partner, and Solution Partner. We were thrilled to see over 240 projects submitted this year. Of those, 64 were awarded a place in the Winners’ Circle and 20 were added to the Leaders’ Board—the highest level. Those 20 projects are represented by leaders in the market, including: Accenture, Advantech, Affirmed Networks, Canonical, Cisco, Cloudify Platform, Dell, Ericsson, HPE, KGPCo, Nokia, Lanner, Lenovo, Quanta, Red Hat, Supermicro, Tech Mahindra, VMware and World Wide Technology.
Solution Plus partners included Amdocs, Akamai Technologies, AltioStar, Casa Systems, Big Switch Networks, Dimension Data, Happiest Minds, JMA Wireless, Mirantis, H3C, HCL Technologies, Netrounds, Nuage Networks from Nokia, Qosmos, Sanctum Networks, Sandvine Networks, SevOne, SmartEdge, TATA Consultancy, Veryx Technologies, Wind River, Wiwynn and Wipro.
Solution Partners included 6Wind, Accton Technology, Allot Communications, Anuta Networks, Aricent, Array Networks, BISDN GmbH, Ciena, Clavister, Fortinet, Ixia, IP Infusion, Kapsch, Metaswitch Networks, Mettle Networks, Parallel Wireless, Silver Peak Systems, Spirent, SUSE, Tieto and Viosoft.
Congratulations to all of the finalists. It’s exciting to see how collaborating advances the industry. During the course of this process we also received some valuable feedback from our ecosystem and end-users to make this even more impactful to network transformation. We will be announcing updates to this program ahead of launching second round in early 2019.
SDN NFV World Congress 2018
The need for strong ecosystem enabling is fundamental at Intel, and we employ many mechanisms to help customers to not only build solutions on our technologies but also deliver innovative, comprehensive and robust solutions accelerating network transformation. At the last SDN NFV World Congress, Layer123 recognized the Intel® Network Builders program as the Best Ecosystem Program. This honor was particularly special because we gathered the ecosystem at the congress to celebrate our joint successes across a range of technologies and initiatives. I’m eager to see what comes out of the event this year.
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