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Palo Alto

Event Description

Join us as we gather ecosystem partners for a dual-track agenda and networking opportunities. The executive and technical tracks will include presentations on solution optimization and interoperability discussions, and expand on the newly launched Intel® Network Builders Fast Track initiative.

This event will provide exclusive opportunities for our partners to discuss solutions and the future of NFV and SDN, and to network and foster new business connections through a VIP reception.

Event Registration

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Agenda Details

Event Details

Event Date

November 30, 2015

Event Time

12:30 pm – 05:30 pm (Summit)
05:30 pm – 07:30 pm (Reception)

Event Location

Crowne Plaza
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California

Agenda Description

  • Session
  • Break
  • Reception
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Registration/Name badge pick up

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Welcome Address

Welcome Keynote - A Commitment to Network Transformation

In this session, we will take a look back at the successes of the Intel Network Builders program in 2015 and a look ahead to 2016. You will learn about some of Intel's plans to expand support of the SDN and NFV ecosystem and increase visibility for networking solutions.

Ecosystem Manager,
Network Platforms Group,
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

Solution Blueprints and the Network Maturity Model

Blueprint + NMM Presentation - NFV Solution Blueprints and the Network Maturity Model

Solution blueprints can be helpful when looking to deploy NFV use cases.  Taking key learnings from several POCs and deployments, Intel is working to create solution blueprints for vCPE and vIMS use cases with others to follow.  Current progress and results will be discussed.  This session will also provide a high level overview of the NFV Network Maturity Model – the different phases of NFV adoption and the characteristics of each.

Platform Solutions Team,
Software Defined Networking Division,
Networks Platforms Group,
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Communication Networks Reloaded

ALU Presentation - Communication Networks Reloaded presented by ALU
Cloud Innovation Center,
03:00 pm - 03:15 pm


03:15 pm - 03:35 pm

Achieving Terabit/s Virtual Network Function Performance in Network Policy Control

S.O. Sandvine - Achieving Terabit/s Virtual Network Function Performance in Network Policy Control

Nicolas St-Pierre, VP of Sandvine, Office of the CTO, will present details around the company's recent joint announcement of their Terabit/s Policy Control NFV achievement with Intel and Dell. Nicolas will touch on topics including

  • Important metrics achieved, such as network I/O and power density in a virtualized infrastructure vs. legacy appliance counterparts
  • The use of Enhanced Platform Awareness to increase capabilities
  • How the Intel Open Network Platform reference architecture allows Sandvine to develop best-of-breed Virtual Functions
VP - Office of the CTO,
03:35 pm - 03:55 pm

Solution Optimization

S.O. Affirmed
03:55 pm - 04:15 pm

Proving a Realistic Use Case for Edge Virtualization

S.O. Overture - Proving a Realistic Use Case for Edge Virtualization

Like most organizations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are painfully aware of the cost to deliver high quality communications features and as such, they are actively trying to mitigate these costs by leveraging new technology. To support this requirement, Intel, Overture, Brocade, Fortinet, Ixia and Spirent collaborated to provide the industry with a set of performance data that provides the business case for deploying virtualization at the network edge. This presentation will outline the testing performed and the results delivered.

Senior Director of Technical Product Marketing,
Overture Networks
04:15 pm - 04:35 pm

Solution Optimization

S.O. Metaswitch

As the world’s leading network software provider, Metaswitch is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. And we are doing it with the help of Intel technology. Employing the industry’s first and foremost virtualized Session Border Controller as our case study, we will examine how Metaswitch and Intel - - together with select open source toolkits - - provide a systematic technical approach to realizing the critical business objectives of NFV.

Director of Technical Marketing,
04:35 pm - 04:55 pm

1Tbps with 1Billion OpenFlow Rules using Standard Intel-based Servers

S.O. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - 1Tbps with 1Billion OpenFlow Rules using Standard Intel-based Servers

We’ve heard doubts from many CSPs time and again: “Sure, NFV and SDN are all cool technologies and we understand the benefits they bring. But what about performance? Can they be used where we need both scale AND performance?” Past NFV environments focused on functionality and they left a big question mark whether NFV and SDN can actually meet scale and performance. Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise together have shown that such a performance is possible by using Intel-based standard servers and various optimization technologies. We will discuss in this session the results of the performance test and also the reasons why it is important to use SDN/NFV in high performance demanding carrier use cases.

Head of Product & Technical Marketing,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
04:55 pm - 05:15 pm

EPA Solution Optimization

S.O. Oracle - EPA Optimization - still needs to be confirmed

Oracle is an industry leader in Application Orchestration and Network Services Orchestration. They have incorporated technology enhancements from Open Stack which have made them one of the first to deploy an EPA (enhanced platform awareness) enabled ecosystem. This feature allows for the intelligent assignment of resources down to the specific CPU within their distributed platform for situations requiring shared resources among VNF applications. EPA not only helps improve performance but also allows for the appropriate sizing of pools and network resources.

Director Comms Global Markets Oracle Communications,
05:15 pm - 05:30 pm

Closing Address

Intel Closing Address
Ecosystem Manager,
Network Platforms Group,
05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Networking Reception