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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
   DECEMBER 2015
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What's New?
What's New?

Intel® and Ecosystem Collaboration Accelerate Network Transformation

Sandra Rivera

Intel has a growing portfolio of solutions to help communications service providers transition to a cloud-ready communications network, including the Intel® Xeon® Processor D family that brings advanced performance and intelligence to the network edge.

In addition, we're actively growing partnerships across the industry to improve the transition. Our ecosystem collaborations are diverse, including 5G efforts with Verizon and joint development of standards-based solution blueprints with Red Hat. We are committed to paving the way for a seamless transition to the cloud-ready networks.

Hear Sandra Rivera, a Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel, along with speakers from Verizon and Cisco, share perspectives on how emerging digital trends and new technologies will reshape the networks of the future in this webcast.

Rivera also recently joined Light Reading to discuss the cloudification of the network, Intel's history and work in the networking space to date, and the Intel® Network Builders Fast Track. Read the interview here.



Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners

We welcome the new companies that have recently joined our ecosystem of more than 180 partners. We're looking forward to great collaborations with Accenture, Casa Systems, and NFWare.



Carrier Network Virtualization Launches Its First Mobile Edge Computing Focus Day

MEC Focus Day launched this year as a new addition in the Carrier Network Virtualization (CNV) conference. MEC technology experts met with the goal of seizing opportunities to learn, network, and share ideas about the growth of Mobile Edge Computing.

Mobile network operators are quickly embracing MEC technology as a way to upgrade their network capabilities and increase their service offerings, all while improving the quality of experience (QoE) for their end users. As a result, worldwide industry standardization was an important topic of conversation at MEC Focus Day.

Caroline Chan, Director of Wireless Access Strategy and Technology in the Network Platforms Group at Intel, spoke about the importance of MEC and described some of the key use cases at MEC Focus Day 2015. Intel has been at the forefront of Mobile Edge Computing and is using its innovative technology to further advance the adoption of MEC as well as continuing to pave the path to 5G.

To learn more about Mobile Edge Computing standardization, please visit this site.


Technical Spotlight
Technical Spotlight

Open vSwitch* Enables SDN and NFV Transformation

Intel's collaboration with the Open vSwitch community on DPDK boosts Open vSwitch performance by more than 12x to meet the demanding needs of SDN and NFV.

For information on the Intel® Open Network Platform and the Open vSwitch enhancements, visit this webpage. | Download PDF of the Open vSwitch white paper.

Intel® Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 Family (Formerly Red Rock Canyon)

On November 9, Intel launched the Intel® Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 family. It combines industry-proven Intel Ethernet Controller technology with advanced switch resources in a multi-host controller device. This controller is intended for high-density rack scale server platforms, and high-performance communications infrastructure applications. This new controller family supports 1/10/25 Gb Ethernet ports, and the ability to group four lanes as 40 GbE, or 100 GbE ports.

For more information on this release, visit this page, and for more information on Intel Ethernet products, click here.

A New Option for Data Center Infrastructure: Intel® Xeon® Processor D Family

The Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 product family brings the performance and advanced intelligence of Intel Xeon processors into a dense, lower-power system-on-a-chip. With enhanced reliability, availability, and serviceability features, platform storage extensions, and built-in hardware virtualization, the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family offers new options for optimizing a variety of workloads and infrastructure for lightweight hyperscale workloads, intelligent data center storage, and more.

Intel® Network Builders Fast Track Initiative Continues Its Momentum with First Solution Blueprint Presentation

As we close the year on our events calendar, the Intel® Network Builders program delivered its first presentation on a solution blueprint. Driving one of the Fast Track's main initiatives, solution integration, this solution blueprint can support the deployment of 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. 

If you missed the presentation at Carrier Network Virtualization, stay tuned as the presentation will be available on the members' area of the Intel Network Builders' website.


Partner News & Collaboration
Partner News & Collaboration

Featured News Release

Etisalat* and Intel Work to Deploy NFV and SDN in the Network

Etisalat and Intel have signed a memorandum of understanding to help networks cope with the new era of NFV and SDN. Under the agreement, Intel will share knowledge and provide advice for competence build-up and assessment of NFV/SDN solutions to be deployed within the Etisalat network.

Learn More



Featured Publications

NetNumber*: Bringing Simplicity to Complex Converged Mobile Networks

NetNumber TITAN* addresses growing challenges of signaling control complexity and subscriber database integration as legacy mobile networks migrate to LTE and beyond. Powered by Intel® technology, TITAN delivers unprecedented processing performance for all mobile signaling and database technologies.

Advantech* and Netronome*: Next-Generation Carrier Grade Servers Accelerate NFV

This solution brief describes the implementation of an integrated platform that combines both NFV and SDN built upon a high compute and packet throughput virtualized server architecture.

Tata Consultancy Services*: Virtual VoIP Orchestration with OpenVNFManager Reference Architecture

This reference architecture explores integration to legacy OSS/BSS with the open source contributions of OpenVNFManager from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and community OpenStack* – all running on standard Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.

Cobham Wireless*: Building the Test Platform of the Future

Powered by Intel® architecture, Cobham Wireless delivers a fully virtualized IP test and measurement solution that can emulate and measure millions of unique application flows.



Partner Summits

The Intel® Network Builders Summit in conjunction with the Carrier Network Virtualization Conference, which happened on November 30, was a great success. Thank you to all who attended the event.

Gathering more than 120 ecosystem partners into a dual-track agenda and delivering content pertinent to both executives and technical professionals looking to leverage NFV and SDN solutions into their networks, the summit was the perfect opportunity for ecosystem partners and end users to meet, learn about the newest technologies driving solution optimization, and foster new business opportunities through peer-to-peer engagements.

Stay tuned for our 2016 calendar of events and check your inbox for our save-the-date mailer with upcoming opportunities to engage with us.


Upcoming Opportunities
Upcoming Opportunities

The Hub

Be sure to register for these upcoming webinars:

Webinar: "Virtual CPE Deployment Challenges and Emerging Trends," with ALTEN Calsoft Labs on December 10 – Register Here

Webinar: "Accelerating NFV Security with PCIe Systems based on Intel Xeon-D & FM10000," with Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Intel on December 10 – Register Here

Webinar: "Orchestrated End-User Assurance Enabled by NFV," with Tail-f Systems (a Cisco company) and Netrounds on December 15 – Register Here

Webinar: "Ensuring your SDN & NFV Investment Is Future-Proofed," with Aria Networks on December 17 – Register Here

Other recent contributions from our community on The Hub include the following:

Video: "Networks of the Future," with Verizon

Podcast: "Virtual Power and Space Savings," with Nick St. Pierre, Vice President, Office of the CTO

Podcast: "Moving Fault Tolerance to Software Infrastructure," with Ali Kafel, VP Business Development for Service Provider Cloud & NFV Solutions at Stratus


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