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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    APRIL 2019
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What's New?

What's New?

Intel Hosts Data-Centric Innovation Day

On April 2nd, Intel unveiled a new portfolio of data-centric solutions consisting of 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane DC memory and storage solutions, and software and platform technologies optimized to help its customers extract more value from their data. Intel's latest data center solutions target a wide range of use cases within cloud computing, network infrastructure and intelligent edge applications, and support high-growth workloads, including AI and 5G.

Building on more than 20 years of world-class data center platforms and deep customer collaboration, Intel's data center solutions target server, network, storage, internet of things (IoT) applications and workstations. The portfolio of products advances Intel's data-centric strategy to pursue a massive $300 billion data-driven market opportunity.

The launch event included addresses from Navin Shenoy, Intel's Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Group (DCG), and Lisa Spelman, DCG's Vice President and General Manager of Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing. The event also featured a robust lineup of executive presentations, panel discussions, technical sessions, and demonstrations.

For those who missed the event, you can learn more and watch on-demand sessions Here.

As part of this event, Intel® Network Builders released several new resources:

Fast Route to NFVI with Ubuntu*

The Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI with Ubuntu deliver a choice of optimized virtual network configurations verified for complex communications workloads on agile and reliable infrastructure.

Solution Brief: Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI v1 Ubuntu* Configurations

Solution Brief: Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI v2 with Canonical Ubuntu*

 

 

Jump Start NFVI with Red Hat*

The Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI with Red Hat provides a roadmap to building optimized, next-generation network functions virtualization infrastructure servers for communications workloads.

Solution Brief: Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI v1 Red Hat® Configurations

Solution Brief: Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI v2 with Red Hat OpenStack® Platform (OSP) Release 13

 

 

Visual Cloud - Optimizing for Content Delivery Networks

The Intel® Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network reference designs provide a fast-track specification for building and deploying next-generation content delivery network (CDN) servers based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Solution Brief: Intel® Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network

 

 

Several members of the Intel Network Builders community released publications and podcasts and recorded videos discussing the solutions they have developed and the results they've seen from the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. Please take a moment to view these below, and watch the Intel Network Builders website for more reporting in the weeks ahead:

Solution Brief: QCT QuantaGrid D52B-1U* – Read Now, Solution Website, Where to Buy

Podcast: "Software Defined Infrastructure for 5G," with Anders Vestergren, Head of Solution Line Software Defined Infrastructure at Ericsson* – Listen Now

Podcast: "Data Centric Innovation and Network Transformation," with Renu Navale, Senior Director of Edge Services and Industry Enabling in the Network Platforms Group at Intel – Listen Now

Podcast: "Global Intelligent Connectivity," with Ian Hood, P. Eng., Chief Technologist – Global Service Providers at Red Hat* – Listen Now

Podcast: "SSL Scale and Performance in a 5G World," with Henry Tam, Sr Product Manager, BIG-IP Virtual Edition at F5 Networks* – Listen Now

Video: "Closed Loop Platform Automation – Workload Resiliency Demo" – Watch Now

Video: "Intel Platform with OPNFV* Barometer Project" – Watch Now

Video: "Content Delivery is Driving Edge Computing in Service Provider Networks," with Mark Fisher, VP Marketing and Business Development at Qwilt* – Watch Now

Video: "QCT* Live from Intel Data-Centric Innovation Day," with Mike Yang, President at Quanta Cloud Technolgy* – Watch Now

Video: Advancing Content Delivery Networks with Intel and Equus Compute Solutions,"* with Timothy Poor, VP Application Engineering at Equus Compute Solutions* - Watch Now

Video: "Nokia* Live from Data-Centric Innovation Day," with Sandro Tavares, Head of Campaign Strategy at Nokia* – Watch Now

Video: "Intel® Connectivity Products and Tools Advance Network, Edge and 5G," with Patty Kummrow, VP in the Data Center Group and the GM of the Ethernet Networking Division at Intel – Watch Now

 

 

Featured Upcoming Event

Network Virtualization & SDN Europe

Intel is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Network Virtualization & SDN Europe in Berlin later this spring. Join the virtual network for three days of high quality content in six content streams: The Road to 5G, Cloud Native Infrastructure, New Services, Network Automation, Open Source Models, and Realizing ROI.

Intel Network Builder Ecosystem Partners may attend the main conference (May 22-23) at a 50% discount by registering HERE and using the code INTELEUROPE50.

Learn More.

 

 

Intel® Network Builders University Launches Three New Intel® Select Solutions Courses:

Intel is driving the next wave of data center innovation with Intel® Select Solutions, based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. Intel Select Solutions are verified solutions configurations that are aimed to speed selection and deployment of data center and communications network infrastructure. The solutions are developed from deep Intel experience with industry solution providers, as well as extensive collaboration with the world's leading data center and service providers. The three courses designed for the Intel Network Builders University provide details on the network specific workload configurations and an overview of the Intel Select Solutions portfolio and brand.

Intel® Network Builders University Introduces New Intel® Network Academy Program: This month Intel is announcing the completion of content in the Intel® Network Academy, a comprehensive training program within the Intel® Network Builders University covering network transformation, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and beyond. New topics covered by courses released this month include:

Please visit here to find the full content of the Intel Network Academy.

 

 

More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 182 courses available across five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese & Korean), with new content released each month. The online portion of the university is available to all Intel® Network Builders program members and the public through a simple registration here. Intel Network Builders University is one of two learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the two learning centers.

Please take a look and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.

 

 

Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners: Alef Mobitech,* Blacknut,* Netzyn, Inc.* and Xanadata.* We also welcome our new End User Members: Cellnex Telecom* and Gamma Telecom.*

To see all of our members, visit the Ecosystem Partners page, the Network Edge Ecosystem page, and the End User Members page on our website.

 

Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Out of the Box Network Developers Meet-up (Santa Clara) – May 16th

Register now for the May 16 meet up of the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up Group. Speakers from Juniper, Lumina Networks, Intel and others will share their insights on topics such as Tungsten Fabric, Akraino, Intel® Select Solutions and Intel® Resource Director. For more information and updates, go to the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up page.

Register Now

 

 

Open Source MANO Hackfest (Santa Clara) - May 13th -17th

Intel is hosting the 6th Open Source MANO Hackfest on May 13th -17th, 2019. OSM or, Open Source MANO is an European Telecommunications Standards Institute hosted project to develop an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack aligned with ETSI NFV. The Hackfest will be hosted by Intel in Santa Clara; co-located with the OSM #7 plenary meeting, offering a great opportunity to share and learn with OSM developers and module leaders, and explore further opportunities for synergies and collaboration. Intel will also be hosting OSM's first ever VNF Day on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 as a follow up to the highly successful 5G Day held during the last OSM Hackfest in Barcelona.

The VNF Day will consist of a kick-off key note by the VNF Onboarding Task Force Chair, Gianpietro Lavado, to highlight the importance of VNF technology in network transformation; followed by a series of 20-30 minute presentations revealing the commercial application of the specific VNF solutions/capabilities and the role of OSM in their solutions. Intel will also deliver a presentation introducing a new VNF optimization training program available to VNF solution providers through Intel Network Builders.

Participation to OSM Hackfest and VNF Day is free and open to all for Registration. Register here and follow @OpenSourceMANO on Twitter for updates. Please contact the Intel Open Source MANO MARCOM Committee, Mona Hrapkowicz (Chair) and Nicolette Oki (MarComm Lead) from NPG for additional information.

Learn More & Register

 

Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Partner Updates

PREMIER* Announces Verified Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE

Last month, PREMIER* announced their new, verified Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE. The Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE were defined based on the functional requirements of a wide range of uCPE use cases to arrive at a verified and workload-optimized configuration for VNFs and other NFVI applications. Two configuration variants of the PREMIER Pi-CON AT-SKY* white box uCPE passed Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE verification.

Read the Solution Brief

 

 

Smart Edge* Named Frost & Sullivan* 2019 Technology Innovation Leader

Smart Edge, an advanced development platform for MEC solutions, received the prestigious 2019 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for its edge intelligence platform for enterprises. Following an in-depth analysis of the global edge computing market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Smart Edge as an industry leader for its MEC software: the MEC Controller; and MEC hardware: the MEC Appliance. Smart Edge's application environment is built on high-performing Intel® scalable processors and helps enterprises transition to 5G, providing them with real-time insights while minimizing latency issues and controlling network bandwidth. Using this technology, enterprises across industries can create better customer experiences and generate new revenue streams.

Read the Report

 

 

Tech Mahindra* Launches "netOps.ai" to Accelerate 5G Adoption for Communication Service Providers

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) across the globe are getting ready for the 5G revolution and preparing to roll out 5G networks. Tech Mahindra's netOps.ai, Network Automation and Managed Services Framework, is geared to accelerate 5G Network adoption by automating all the key network life cycle stages.

Read More

 

 

Featured Collaborations

Scalability of Enea NFV Core* Shown Using Intel® Processors

Enea NFV Core* is a virtualization platform built using OPNFV and OpenStack, with performance, availability, functionality, and scalability enhancements for communication service provider networks. Designed to deliver virtualized services on between 2 and 100 servers, tests show scalable performance as number of cores and flows are increased.

Read the Paper

 

 

Accenture* Helps Protect Virtual Environments with HyTrust* Technology

Accenture Network Services* helps organizations protect virtual environments utilizing HyTrust Encryption Technology.*

Read the Paper

 

Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem's latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit Social Hub. Recent contributions from our community have included podcasts from Akamai Technologies,* AT&T,* Ericsson,* F5 Networks,* Intel, Red Hat,* SmartEdge,* and Sony.*

Don't miss these recent and upcoming webinars on the Intel® Network Builders webinar channel:

"vRouter Solutions for Internet Service Providers: Border Router, BNG and CG-NAT," with Kelly LeBlanc, VP of Marketing at 6WIND,* and Yann Rapaport, VP of Product Management at 6WIND* – Register Now

"Elevate Your Infrastructure Using Airship,"* with Matt McEuen, Technical Architect at AT&T* and Evgeny Li, Sr. Software Engineer at Mirantis* – Register Now

"VNF Performance Validation and Onboarding Using Yardstick NSB and ONAP," with Sriram Rupanagunta, ONAP Specialist and Co-founder at Aarna Networks, Inc.* – Register Now

"SD-WAN and Security at the Edge on Intel Architecture," with Ramnath D. Shenai, Sr. Technical Product Manager at VMware;* Sam Rastogi, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks;* and Goker Ozturk, Segment Manager, Enterprise Networking at Intel – Watch Now

"Parallel Wireless* Unified 2G/3G/4G/5G Open vRAN," with Zahid Ghadialy, Sr. Director Strategic Marketing and 3G/4G Blogger at Parallel Wireless and Babak Jafarian Director Strategic Business Communications at Parallel Wireless – Watch Now

"5G Ready:Secure and Modernize your 4G/LTE Network," with Paul Nicholson, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks,* and Yasir Liaqatullah, VP of Product Management at A10 Networks* – Watch Now

"Edge Computing – Driving Digital Transformation in Retail and Hospitality," with Richard Newman, Co-Founder and CTO at Reliant Solutions,* and Dirk Blevins, Senior Platform Architect at Intel – Watch Now

 

 

 

Join the Conversation on Twitter*

Intel® Network Builders offers a variety of online options for you to reach out to fellow ecosystem members between events. Follow @IntelNetwork on Twitter* or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Sandra L. Rivera, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group – @SandraLRivera

– Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing – @LisaSpelman

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000

– Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division – @comp_lynn

– Renu Navale, Senior Director, Edge Services & Industry Enabling, Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network Platforms Group and General Manager Architecture & Systems Engineering – @rgadiyar

– Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division – @CristinaR_5G

– Bryan Madden, Director of Marketing, Network Platforms Group – @maddsey

– Allyson Klein, Director of Marketing, Data Center Group – @TechAllyson

– Chandresh Ruparel, Director of Ecosystem Strategy and Intel® Network Builders – @ChandreshR01

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