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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    August 2020
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What's New?

What's New?

The Network & Edge vSummit Series

Intel® Network Builders invites you to the Network & Edge vSummit Series. This virtual summit series brings you the latest on technologies driving the evolution of network and edge infrastructure. Hear from thought leaders and connect virtually with industry experts and members of the Intel® Network Builders community.

Five vSummits have now been released and are available for viewing, featuring dynamic keynotes, interviews, and panel discussions on the challenges and opportunities facing the networking industry today.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to connect with presenters from the Enterprise and Cloud Networking vSummit on a live call and ask questions during our Network & Edge Q&A Panel Series on August 11th.

Please visit the Network & Edge vSummit Series page to watch the series and add upcoming live Q&A sessions to your calendar.



Intel® Network Builders Winners’ Circle – Registrations are open

Intel® Network Builders has launched the 2020 Winners' Circle program and invites you to enroll your solutions! Created exclusively for our members, The Winners' Circle program aims to reward the most innovative solutions in the ecosystem, in alignment with Intel's technologies and strategic objectives.

Learn more about the Winners’ Circle program and how to register



Splunk Analytics for Enterprise Edge Applications

Intel and its partners, Dell Technologies, Adva, Nuage Networks from Nokia, Fortinet and Splunk, have implemented an edge-IoT reference solution that supports a fully virtualized compute node or server located at the enterprise edge, also known as universal customer premises equipment (uCPE). A new course is available that demonstrates Splunk Analytics and Intel® Secure Device Onboard (Intel® SDO) capabilities of this edge-IoT reference architecture. The Intelligent Edge: Analytics and Intel® Secure Device On-Board Demonstration showcases three different analytics use cases including security, networking, and resiliency that exhibit Splunk Analytics for enterprise edge applications.

The Intel Network Builders University URL Change

The Intel Network Builders University and all its content is now hosted directly on the Intel Network Builders program website to provide a more seamless user experience for our members. You can access the library of courses and new content directly from https://networkbuilders.intel.com/. Just login in and start learning. If you have any questions or concerns about your account please contact us.

More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 229 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 Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here. Intel Network Builders University is one of three learning centers in Intel® Builders, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University and Intel® AI Academy. Registrants have access to content in both 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 to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 400 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome the following new end user member: BSO.

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


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Accton Tests Programmable Switch-Server for Virtualized Networks

To deal with expanding network scale, network operators need to dramatically simplify network operations and lower operational costs using the latest in network equipment, network automation, and software-defined networking applications. The Accton CSP-9550 is a new breed of switch-server that combines programmable switching capability with high-performance compute into a new network appliance that meets the needs of these high-capacity networks. Using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors for high-performance compute and Barefoot Tofino™ P4 switch for programmable connectivity, recent tests with the Accton CSP-9550 show near wire-speed throughput with low CPU utilization.

Read the Paper



Celestica’s S2123 Flexible Configuration Server (Tyr) Verified for Intel® Select Solutions for Media Analytics

Celestica’s Tyr S2123 server is a high performance, flexible configuration that is ideal for virtualization, database, HPC, and big data analytics deployments, as well as large capacity local storage resources. The 2U chassis is verified for Intel Select Solutions for Media Analytics, based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and supports up to 12 3.5” or 24 2.5” SAS/SATA/NVMe drives with excellent performance and high reliability.

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HPE & Intel Release New Network Transformation Resources

The 5G Core is where the software-defined nature of 5G is controlled, where key operational aspects are determined. Operational processes need to be considered and evaluated in light of new frameworks such as service-based architecture and containerization, and they must be enhanced to reap new benefits with end-to-end automations. HPE and Intel have completed a series of white papers to examine the challenges and promises of a software-defined core network:

Additionally, HPE and Intel released a white paper for CoSPs grappling with the challenges of edge orchestration, showing how CoSPs can address enterprise needs and launch their businesses into an edge-powered future.



IBASE FWA8600 Verified as an Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE with Ubuntu

IBASE has developed a solution that is verified for Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE with Ubuntu. This solution, which utilize the high-end performance and efficiency of the Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processor product family, can be used by the ecosystem to help enable CoSPs, telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs), and internet service providers to power mission-critical enterprise workloads for SD-WAN deployments.

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Parallel Wireless Selected to Expand Orange’s OpenRAN Vision in Central African Republic

Parallel Wireless, in partnership with i engineering Group, have been selected by Orange within an overall multi-country program to extend the current coverage and to expand their current 700,000 subscriber base across the Central African Republic as the first deployment. In Africa, Orange is implementing a program called IDEAL: Include Digital in Every African Life. This program aims to provide digital services to their customers who do not have connectivity today.

Learn more in the press release



Pivot Intelligent Edge Verified as an Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE with ADVA Ensemble Connector

Learn how Pivot Intelligent Edge, based on the Intel Select Solutions for uCPE with ADVA Ensemble Connector, delivers a differentiated platform with validated software from an ecosystem of a large number of tested and optimized virtual network functions (VNFs). This verified uCPE solution will help customers deliver new services to branch locations and remote offices.

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Rocket Boost Your Data Encryption with QAT Card NA 1000-L2X

With the advent of big data also arises the issue of protecting said data from falling into the wrong hands. More often than not, data encryption is the solution – but it comes with the price of power and time consumption. Entrusting the computer to perform these tasks also decreases efficiency in completing more important tasks. However, NEXCOM has a better answer: offload CPU usage to the NA 1000-L2X, a dedicated encryption card that’s based on Intel’s Lewisburg platform, embedded with two Intel® QAT engines, and connected to the CPU through the PCIe x8 interface.

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Powering a Disruptive 5G Infrastructure for Edge Computing

To support Rakuten Mobile’s world-first fully virtualized cloud native mobile network, QCT provides its QuantaGrid D52BE-2U with a short depth chassis (579mm), which fits diverse EIA rack frames for Central Office. Powered by the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family and designed with flexible I/O options, this 2U edge server is optimized for NFVi and vRAN applications and widely adopted for edge computing.

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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 Casa Systems and Lavelle Networks.

Be sure to check out these blog posts from Intel:

New Features for Edge Innovation with OpenNESS 20.06, by Renu Navale, VP, Data Platforms Group, and General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling at Intel

Why More Companies are Using the Open Source AV1 Video Codec, by Lynn Comp, VP, Data Center Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division, Network Platforms Group at Intel

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

Cloud-native Network Edge Industrialization Platform, with Guru Charan Prasad, Solution Architect and Swathi Chittajallu, Technical Architect at Tata Consultancy Services

@Scale Creation of Kubernetes Clusters from Bare-Metal Machines with Day2 Operations with Srinivasa R Addepalli, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel and Sree Nandan Atur, Senior Principal Engineer at Robin.io

P4 Enabled Edge Delivering – 5G – UPF with Matt Roman, VP of Marketing and Product Mgmt for Edgecore Networks and Philippe Michelet, VP of Product Mgmt at Kaloom

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS): Transforming the Enterprise Network Services Marketplace, with Ofer Farkash, Products and Solutions Marketing Manager at Amdocs

Navigating to the Smart Edge with Ritesh Mukherjee, VP Product Management at 128 Technology

Maintaining Customer Experience Through Major Shifts in Traffic, with Tom Footit, VP of Product Management at Accedian

CGNAT Infrastructure at the Edge, with Terry Young, Director Service Provider Product Marketing at A10 Networks, and Siddhartha Aggarwal, Lead Product Marketing Engineer at A10 Networks

Delivering a Multi-Cloud Solution for Network Services – A New Approach, with Nati Shalom, CTO and Founder at Cloudify; Shay Naeh, Solution Architect at Cloudify; and Bill McDonald, Segment Manager for the Enterprise Edge / uCPE at Intel




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 our new Twitter handle @Intel5GNetworks or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Renu Navale, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling (ECEE), Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000

– Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division – @jeni_p

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

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

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

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

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

– Alex Quach, General Manager of Wireline and Wireless Core Networks Division – @QuachAlexander

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

– Jim St. Leger, Technology Marketing Manager – @JimStLeger

– Brian Aherne, Senior Director of Network Platforms and Systems – @aherne_brian

– Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Data Center / Network Platforms Group – @BobGhaffari

– Bryan Madden, Marketing Director – @maddsey

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