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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    AUGUST 2016
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What's New?

What's New?

Last Chance to Register for Intel® Developer Forum in San Francisco

Join us for an Executive Summit coinciding with the Intel® Developer Forum. Happening August 15, this exclusive event will drive partner collaborations and accelerate broad ecosystem innovation within the cloud, network, and storage arenas. The agenda will cover top-of-mind topics such as the new technologies driving orchestration and optimization, as well as a look into what is possible when a vibrant ecosystem of partners work together towards the acceleration and delivery of easy-to-deploy solutions fueling adoption of software defined infrastructure and transforming the network.

This is a complimentary event for Intel® Builders members. Spaces are limited, so register today.

Meet Our Leadership in Attendance

Sandra L. Rivera

Sandra L. Rivera
Vice President, Data Center Group
General Manager, Network Platforms Group

Jonathan H. Donaldson

Jonathan H. Donaldson
Vice President, Data Center Group
General Manager, Software Defined Infrastructure Group

Jake Smith

Jake Smith
Data Center Solutions and Technologies
Intel Corporation

Das Kamhout

Das Kamhout
Senior Principal Engineer at Intel,
Datacenter Solutions Group



Intel® Builders Community at IDF-SF 2016

The Intel® Developer Forum has long become a destination for developers to gather, work together, and ignite the spark of innovation that is only made possible on Intel® technologies. It is also a place for the Intel® Builders ecosystem to showcase the bleeding-edge innovations driving the transformation of the data center.

The Intel Builders Community, among many other IDF Technology communities, showcases the latest ecosystem solutions and Intel® technologies that enable a more automated, agile data center infrastructure. This year, the community will be represented by partners from Intel® Cloud Builders, Intel® Network Builders, and Intel® Storage Builders and will showcase demos that help enterprises, cloud, and communications service providers build, operate, and innovate next-generation solutions for data centers, accelerating along the path to software defined infrastructure (SDI).

Registrations for IDF-SF are now open.



Technical Sessions at IDF-SF 2016

Intel will host a variety of technical content sessions during IDF-SF. Sessions of specific interest to Intel® Builders members include "Cryptography and Compression Acceleration for NFV, Cloud, and Hyper-Converged Solutions," "Strategies and Tools to Optimize Modern Workloads," and "State of the Stack: What to Expect of OpenStack,* Compute, Network, and Storage." Check the IDF-SF schedule of technical sessions for an up-to-date catalog.



New SDN and NFV Essentials and DPDK Content on Intel® Network Builders University

Intel® Network Builders University is excited to announce the release of five new courses. We completed the Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Essentials Series within the Basic Training program. The four new classes are designed to provide conceptual yet practical examples of where these technologies are applied to a communication service provider's network and how the network will transition from today's physical network to tomorrow's virtualized and agile networks. The four additional class titles are:

The DPDK program was also expanded with the addition of DPDK 16.04, providing an overview of new features in a recent DPDK release.

The Intel Network Builders University online course content is growing. There are now 35 courses covering a broad spectrum of topics of varying technical difficulty. You can access the content by creating a login here, or Intel Network Builders members can use their member login. We welcome your feedback and new topic ideas for future course development. Email us at university@networkbuilders.intel.com.



Intel Demonstrates Commitment to Open Communities at OPNFV* Summit in Berlin

John Healy Intel had an active presence at the recent OPNFV* Summit in Berlin. John Healy delivered a keynote address for the event. He discussed how open communities are driving performance innovations that continue to improve the suitability of NFV for upcoming capabilities such as 5G, and how these innovations are creating opportunities for Intel ecosystem partners as they work toward network transformation. You can watch the address in this video.

Healy also discussed how the increasing maturity in project planning and code realization within OPNFV is becoming a predictor of its future success, and Intel's commitment to OPNFV–including key contributions in 2016 like contributing engineering resources to performance, service assurance, and test projects–in a blog post on the Intel Network Builders website.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Open vSwitch* with DPDK in OVS 2.5.0

Recent contributions to the Open vSwitch* open source project have enabled DPDK software accelerations in the datapath. The Open vSwitch 2.5.0 release provides users with a more performant software dataplane for network functions virtualization (NFV). This webinar presents three key enhancements made to the DPDK-enabled datapath in the Open vSwitch 2.5 timeframe: DPDK 2.2 integration, OVN Support, and vhost-multiqueue.

Watch the Webinar



OpenDaylight* Standalone SFC and OpenFlow* Multi-Writer Solution

In this webinar, Intel experts discuss standalone SFC features (e.g., modeling, augmented ACL and control plane implementation) in OpenDaylight* Beryllium release to control the NSH-based SFC classifier. They also cover OpenDaylight SFC 103 Setup, a solution to OpenFlow multiple-writer issue in OpenDaylight, and an approach in OpenDaylight "Genius" project to resolve the multiple-writer issue.

Watch the Webinar



Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) 16.07 Release

The DPDK 16.07 release came out at the end of July. The release contains a number of enhancements, including:

The full feature list is available in the Release Notes. You can also watch an overview of the release features with the DPDK 16.07 New Features webinar.


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Featured Publications

Wind River* and Intel Join Forces on Reference Design for Virtual Business Customer Premises Equipment | Download the PDF

This white paper describes a reference design for a virtual business customer premises equipment (vBCPE) use case.



How Intel and Riverbed* Are Enabling Communications Services Providers to Deliver Application Acceleration for Software as a Service at Branch Offices | Download the PDF

Cloud computing services are changing the face of branch office networking. This white paper discusses an Intel and Riverbed* solution for accelerating SaaS services to branch offices, including a real-world deployment by BT.*



Partner Summits

Red Hat* Summit Held June 27 to 30 in San Francisco

Intel was one of the platinum sponsors at this year's Red Hat* Summit. Intel had a booth showcasing four Red Hat-related demonstrations and one of these demos was a joint collaboration between Intel® Network Builders partners Red Hat, Dell, and Metaswitch.* The same demo was shown on the Dell booth located beside the Intel booth at the show. Intel and Dell performed the demo between the two booths to show real-time call interaction.

On the main Red Hat pavilion booth at the show, Red Hat demonstrated a vEPC demo, which was a joint initiative between Red Hat and Intel to show the benefits of Intel's Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) performance optimizations.



Partner Releases

Mirantis* Releases MOS9

In July, Mirantis* announced the release of their latest Mirantis OpenStack* (MOS), which supports Open vSwitch* with DPDK. To learn more on this exciting release that shows the full benefits of Intel's Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) features such as CPU pinning, NUMA enabling, Huge Pages, as well as SR-IOV and DPDK, please refer to the press release and the release notes.



SURF's* Three-Level HMP Suite to Help Panamax* Expand Product Offering

SURF Communication Solutions,* a developer of high capacity, real-time multimedia processing and enabling technologies, has announced an agreement for supplying its three-level HMP product suite to Panamax,* a New York and India-based developer of advanced telecom and mobile financial technologies. Panamax will integrate the SURF-HMP media transcoding engine within their iMax* Class-4 integrated carrier switch, explore Motion-HMP media and signaling APIs for its Class-5 UC&C suite Bridge2Call,* and initiate a trial of the ORION-HMP plug-and-play video conferencing application.

SURF's three-level HMP platform leverages the transcoding and multimedia processing power of the Intel® Core™ (i5/i7) family of processors with Intel® Media Server Studio for video processing, and also commercial off-the-shelf Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers for voice processing. SURF recently announced SURF ORION-HMP and SURF Motion-HMP, the next building blocks of the SURF-HMP* family.



6WIND* and Radware* Demonstrate High Performance vADCs & OpenStack* Virtual Infrastructure

Experts from Intel® Network Builders ecosystem partners 6WIND* and Radware* recently demonstrated how the 6WIND Virtual Accelerator* and Radware Alteon* NG VA work together to attain excellent virtualized performance for NFV using an OpenStack environment. You can watch the demo on demand.


Upcoming Opportunities


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 Accenture, Vodafone, Wipro, and Netrounds.*

Don't miss these webinars from our ecosystem:

"Telco Cloud: Driving Service Transformation in the Telecommunications Industry," with Ben McCahill, Intel – Watch Now

"End-to-End Architecture for NFV Cloud Communications," with Douglas Tait, Director Communications Solutions Marketing, Oracle,* on August 16 – Register Now

"From B to C - What's Happening in OPNFV," with Frank Schapfel, Intel SDN and NFV Telecom Marketing Manager, and Tapio Tallgren, Nokia,* on August 23 – Register Now



Join the Conversation on Twitter* and NetworkIn

Intel® Network Builders offers a variety of online options for you to reach out to fellow ecosystem members between events:


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