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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    APRIL 2018
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What's New?

What's New?

Register Now for Intel® Network Builders Spring Events

Intel® Network Builders has several engagement opportunities happening around the world in the next few months. Please join us at one of these key upcoming events.



China SDN/NFV Conference

Intel Network Builders will deliver a full-day event in conjunction with the China SDN/NFV Conference. Request a pass today for this exclusive opportunity to engage with the technology experts driving the next wave of network functions virtualization (NFV) innovation transforming the network from end to end. Attend partner presentations and Intel-led sessions on key industry topics such as network functions virtualization (NFVI) and software defined networking (SDN) acceleration and the emerging opportunity of network edge and access.

This event has limited spaces. To request a pass to attend, complete the request form at the link below. You will be contacted by a representative of the Intel Network Builders team with a confirmation of your pass.

Date: April 16
Location: Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace Hotel
Request a Pass
Find out more on our event page.



Intel Network Builders Summit
In Conjunction with NFV & Zero Touch World Congress, San Jose

This summit will offer insights into the technologies driving the evolution of network infrastructure as the industry works to meet the ever-increasing demands of a connected world. Learn from industry experts creating the next wave of innovation at the edge of the network and expand your technical skills with presentations from industry leaders.

Intel Network Builders partners are invited to attend the day 0 summit free of charge. To register for day 0 only, register here and use the code INNBSUMMITONLY.

To attend the entire conference, register here and use the code INNB to get a 30 percent discount.

Date: April 24
Location: San Jose, CA
Find out more on our event page.



Intel Network Builders Summit
In Conjunction with Network Virtualization Europe, Madrid

This exclusive summit will bring together a mixture of keynotes and panel discussions exploring the solutions that are truly accelerating the transformation of the network from end to end. Hear from the leaders driving technical innovation from the core to the edge of the network, share insights with communications service providers, and meet senior Intel executives who are guiding the industry toward the evolution of network infrastructures.

Intel Network Builders partners are invited to attend the day 0 summit free of charge. To register for day 0 only, please register here and check the Intel Network Builders Summit box at registration.

To attend the entire conference, register here and use the code NVE50 to get a 50 percent discount.

Date: May 22
Location: Madrid
Find out more on our event page.




Intel® Network Builders University Introduces Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Training Program

Intel® Network Builders University is excited to announce the addition of the new Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Training Program. There are four new courses in the program to enhance your knowledge and technical depth around vEPC. Check out all the new courses on the Intel® Network Builders website.

Virtual Evolved Packet Core Introduction: In this course you will get an introduction to vEPC and the drivers and opportunities in the industry. You will also learn about the Intel technologies supporting vEPC and the supporting ecosystem.

Overview of Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Architecture: Learn about EPC functions and interworking and charging. In this course you will also get introduced to the challenges of EPC, traffic flow, quality of service, and using EPC for services.

Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Reference Architecture: Dive deeper into vEPC by understanding deployment of virtual network functions (VNFs) and basic service function chaining. You will also gain knowledge on vEPC scaling with helpful use cases and examples.

Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Additional Benefits: The name of this course says it all. Get more information on new LTE features and IoT architecture considerations. End the program by learning about workload placement and vEPC redundancies.

Intel Network Builders University has over 100 courses available across four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese). Check back with the university regularly to see the new educational content being added 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 three learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Cloud Builders University and Intel® Storage Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the three 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.



Expanding the Intel® Builders Program: Intel® AI Builders

Last month Intel® AI Builders launched a brand new website. The Intel AI Builders program is an ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators (SIs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cloud service providers (CSPs), and enterprise end users who have a shared mission to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence on Intel® architecture. Members have access to technical enablement resources, co-marketing opportunities, and matchmaking to help drive adoption of AI solutions in the enterprise.

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Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 275 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners BISDN,* Pensa,* and T1 Networks.*

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

How to Analyze Effective CPU Usage for DPDK-Based Applications

This recipe introduces a workflow to analyze Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK)-based packet processing workloads by running in parallel DPDK Empty Cycles tracing with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier and a custom collector gathering the network statistics.

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Building the Networks of the Future: The Rise of the Scalable Data Plane

The network environment is changing dramatically, elevating the importance of a scalable, flexible, and performant data plane in processing and delivering application data. Tectonic shifts are happening in communications as the industry prepares itself for a wave of non-traditional data traffic generated by the Internet of Things, 5G use cases and services, and a new generation of "cloud-native" applications. These applications will have a heightened dependence on packet data, requiring communications service providers (CoSPs) to consider and plan for an enhanced data plane with next-generation intelligence and processing capabilities.

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Out of the Box Network Developers Events

DPDK Summit and Hands-On Lab

DPDK 2018 Bangalore summit was a huge success! There was a great turnout by the India network developer community with 249 participants traveling from across India for the summit. The enthusiastic and highly energetic audience kept the speakers from 23 companies—including representatives from Intel, Ericsson,* Nokia,* Cavium,* HCL,* Cisco,* HPE,* Tata Communication,* and Red Hat*—on their toes with interesting questions. The following day, Intel hosted a well-attended hands-on lab where participants learned more about Centralized Emergency Traffic Optimizer with Intel® Network Edge Virtualization SDK, DPDK, and the Intel® NFV Infrastructure Enabling Kit.
DPDK Summit presentations will be posted at www.dpdk.org/events.



Santa Clara Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup

Join us at the April 25 meeting of the Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup group. The focus will be on 5G, AI, machine learning, and automation with zero touch, with topics such as network edge and access, using machine learning with the platform telemetry for service assurance, video/speech analytics, and more. Get the most up-to-date information on the Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup page.

Date: April 25
Location: Intel Auditorium, Santa Clara, CA
Find out more on the event page.



London Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup

Mark your calendars for April 16. We're working with the OpenDaylight*/SDN group for a full-day event where you'll learn the latest and greatest in how packet processing, hardware technology, and containerization are defining SDN/NFV, and how they are preparing the networks to be future ready! Our speakers will use an end-user perspective, with the telecommunications and finance industry both represented in our scheduled talks. Stay up to date by checking the Out of the Box Network Developers London Meetup page.

Date: April 16
Location: CodeNode London
Find out more on the event page.



Network Developers Webinar Series
Containers Networking – Experience Kits and Technology Overview

Intel has been working with partners and with open source communities to address barriers to commercial containers-networking adoption and to deliver consumable capabilities concerning configuration, manageability, performance, service assurance, and resilience. The container bare metal experience kits create a library of best practice guidelines to address containers bare metal networking development and deployability gaps. Learn about the networking technologies delivered by Intel and partners, the experience kits that support these technologies, and where you can download collateral to support you.

Date: April 25
Time: 8 am Pacific Time
Presenter: Ivan Coughlan, Sr. Software Engineer at Intel

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Flexible Support for New Protocol Processing with DPDK Using Dynamic Device Personalization

Dynamic device personalization (DDP) allows a DPDK application to enable identification of new protocols—for example, GTP, PPPoE, and QUIC—without changing the hardware. To address this new feature, a new capability has been enabled on the Intel® Ethernet 700 Series network adapters. The Intel® Ethernet 700 Series was designed from the ground up to provide increased flexibility and move to a programmable pipeline, allowing it to be customized to meet a wide variety of customer requirements. This webinar provides details on how to take advantage of this new capability and a live demo showcases a DPDK application identifying and spreading GTP and QUIC across multiple CPU cores.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Featured Publications

Array Networks* Delivers Deterministic Edge Networking

Array Networks'* AVX Network Functions Platform (NFP), built on high-performance Intel® Xeon® processors and network interfaces, is able to reserve processing power for VNFs, providing highly deterministic performance for virtual networking and security applications as well as service chaining to develop new services.

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Enhanced Flexibility and Accelerated Time to Revenue for Video Providers

Video service providers use solutions from Harmonic,* running on Intel® architecture, to meet the demands and challenges of an industry in transition. The combination of Harmonic and Intel building blocks prepares providers to deliver both legacy and newly emerging product offerings with a winning combination of quality, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.

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Ecosystem Updates

ASOCS* & Cisco* Present User-Centric Unique SON Capabilities in a Joint Demo

This video provides an overview of a joint MWC 2018 demo by ASOCS* and Cisco.* User-Centric Cluster SON and fully virtualized RAN dramatically boost performance, harmonize the technologies that comprise RAN, and maximize the capabilities of existing infrastructures, enabling 5G services on 4G networks today.

Watch the Video


Social Hub

Social Hub

Catch Up with the Community on 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 QCT,* Nokia,* Cisco,* and Telefónica.*

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

"Address Capital Constraints, Improve QoE, and Deliver Low-Latency Services with MEC," with John Reister, VP Marketing and Product Management at Vasona Networks,* and Godfrey Tan at F5 Networks* – Watch Now

"Is Your Company Protected from a VOIP DDoS Attack?" Rami Neiman, Senior Software Engineer at Northforge Innovations,* and Dawn McGee, Business Development Manager at Northforge Innovations, on April 5 – Register Now

"5G – Moving from Lab to Real Life," with Nicolas Bouthors, CTO at Qosmos/ENEA,* and Christophe Fontaine, Open Source Software Engineer at ENEA,* on April 10 – Register Now

"Edge Convergence of Fixed and Mobile Network Services," with Nazneen Shaikh, Founder and Director at Sanctum Networks,* and Murali Krishnan, Director Engineering at Sanctum Networks, on April 17 – Register 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, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group – @SandraLRivera

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, 5G Infrastructure Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division – @drod2000

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

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

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

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group – @rgadiyar

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

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

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