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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    DECEMBER 2017
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What's New?

What's New?


New Courses Available from Intel® Network Builders University

Communications service providers are transforming their networks with NFV and SDN technologies. The Intel® Network Builders University is accelerating this transformation by providing relevant educational content to partners and end users. There are more than 100 courses available across four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese), with new content being added each month.

This month's new content:

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.



Intel® Network Builders University in Action

In this new video from Intel® Network Builders University, hear representatives from British Telecom* and Red Hat* discuss the value of Intel Network Builders University as a platform to accelerate technical training.

Intel� Network Builders University in Action

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Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 265 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners Ethernity Networks* and SevOne.*

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




FD.io* 17.10 Release Offers New Functionalities, Performance Enhancements

FD.io* 17.10 was released this fall, and full release notes are now available. The latest FD.io release introduces scalability and connectivity for containers. It also brings new and improved performance enhancements, as well as the functionality necessary to deliver vCPE virtual network functions into ONAP* via the addition of PPPoE plugin. FD.io now supports container networking via integration with LXC* and Docker*-based containers with Kubernetes.*

Additional improvements include support for security groups and mac-IP lists, as well as enhancements to the test infrastructure, affecting test repeatability and consistency that's now verified with the new CSIT analytics layer. Performance gains are strong, with new use case improvements, including updates to the network address translation use case, and vHost in NFV.

Also this fall, FD.io's performance achievements were recognized by Layer 123 as Best Quantum Leap during the Network Transformation Awards ceremony, held in The Hague, Netherlands, as part of the SDN NFV World Congress. Architectural improvement increases in the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family—such as increased PCIe* bandwidth—allow FD.io to double its performance at scale without modification to the software. FD.io is the only vSwitch for which performance scaling is IO bound rather than CPU bound.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

New Resources Available from Intel for EPA, VNF Onboarding

Two new pages of resources have been added to the Intel® Network Builders website, covering Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) and VNF Onboarding.

Visit the websites above to see the resources currently available, and be sure to check back regularly. Additional materials will be added to these sites as they are created.



Intel® Data Center Block for Networking – NFVI Server Block

With the global network functions virtualization (NFV) market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42%, reaching $15.5 billion by 2020, a massive market opportunity exists. To make it easier to design and deploy network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) optimized systems, Intel has developed the new NFVI Server Block. Optimized to deliver exceptional performance for NFVI workloads, these pre-integrated, fully validated server systems reduce the complexity involved in designing and testing for the unique needs of NFVI.

Intel will host a webinar titled "Simplifying and Accelerating Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure" on January 30 at 8 am PST to dive deeper into this solution.

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Implementation Guide: Optimizing NFV Infrastructure for TCP Workloads with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

This document demonstrates virtualized, TCP speed test infrastructure—its components, installation, and optimizations—deployed on an Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor.

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White Paper: Edge Computing: The Telco Business Models

Multi-access edge computing (MEC) has thus far focused on technology-driven use cases, but how could telcos create business opportunities in this quickly evolving ecosystem?

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White Paper: The Evolution of Network Slicing

Network slicing is one of the key technologies that will allow the industry to meet the requirements of 5G. It allows a single network to be partitioned into many virtual networks that can secure the most efficient use of resources as well as the enablement of an array of services. With 5G and the use of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), the industry will experience a major evolutionary step where software, cloud, and automated technologies will redefine the way service providers plan, deploy, maintain, and monetize their networks.

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SDN/NFV Developer Day & Lightning Talks

Join us for an afternoon of talks and training (IoT, networking, container technologies), topped off with a lightning talk session. All network developers are invited to submit a proposal for a lightning talk. If you have an open source networking project that you'd like to share, please contact michelle.holley@arenamkt.com.

Date: January 24
Location: Santa Clara, CA

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Register Now for ETSI* NFV PlugTest*

ETSI's* Centre for Testing and Interoperability is organizing the second NFV Plugtests* event on January 15-19, 2018. The event will be hosted in ETSI's headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

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Introduction to Hyperscan

Hyperscan is a high-performance, open source regex matching library from Intel that supports PCRE syntax, simultaneous matching of regex groups, and streaming operations. It has been integrated into widely used open-source IDS and IPS products like Snort* and Suricata.*

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Hyperscan and Snort* Integration

Learn about the integration of Hyperscan, an advanced regex matching library, and Snort, which is widely used for deep packet inspection (DPI) and in-plane switching (IPS) in networking solutions.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Featured Publications

Infosim* and Intel Show Internet of Things Network Management

Infosim* has developed its StableNet* network management solution to manage diverse networks. To demonstrate the solution's ability to support IoT, the company recently teamed up with Intel to demonstrate how its virtualized software works with the Intel® IoT Gateway.

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Netrolix* AI-WAN Brings Machine Learning to Branch Office WANs

Netrolix* taps the power of Intel® CPUs for machine learning analysis of latency, congestion, and jitter, enabling fast Internet-based network performance for branch office users.

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Total Cost of Ownership Analysis for a Wireless Access Gateway

This white paper by Benu Networks* and Intel provides an analysis of the various factors that contribute to the total cost of ownership of a wireless access gateway running on custom hardware vs. industry-standard, high volume servers.

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Wipro* Debuts Flow-Based QoS Support for Open vSwitch* with DPDK

To meet the demands of their customers, communications service providers must ensure low-latency, low-jitter network switching and implement quality of service (QoS) technology to deliver the required service levels. Wipro* has developed Flow-Based QoS for Open vSwitch* with DPDK implementations to enhance throughput for NFV-based video and voice services.

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Check Point* Capsule Cloud* Enhances Security for Mobile Devices

The widespread adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) policies in organizations is creating increased potential for enterprise data loss, unsafe apps, and unauthorized access to corporate digital resources. To help protect enterprise assets, Check Point* Software Technology has launched Capsule Cloud,* a cloud-based cyber security service, leveraging Intel architecture-based servers to help protect wireless devices both inside and outside an enterprise security perimeter.

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Preparing for the Future with Virtualized EPC

Affirmed Networks* Mobile Content Cloud* offers mobile network operators the agility and flexibility necessary to keep up with traffic demand—and the chance to reduce overall total cost of ownership by as much as 67 percent.

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Ecosystem Updates

Solving uCPE Deployment Challenges with Intel Atom® C3000 Processor

Service providers are expanding their NFV offering to the customer premises. The alternatives range from dedicated appliances to thin CPE and to universal customer premises equipment (uCPE). What are the challenges when building a uCPE? What are the key elements to look for in a uCPE offering? What should a holistic uCPE solution include? This presentation by Gabi Podolsky of Telco Systems* provides a first glance of a uCPE based on an Intel Atom® C3000 processor, including initial performance figures using a VNF.

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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 ACS,* Indeni,* and Radiator.*

Don't miss these webinars from our ecosystem:

"Re-imagining Networks - NFWare's High-Performance Virtual Networking Solutions," with Vyacheslav Morozov, CTO at NFWare,* and Alexandra Yartseva, CMO at NFWare, on December 5 – Watch Now

"Realizing the Value of NFV with Universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE)," with Vickie Lonker of Verizon,* Prayson Pate of ADVA Optical Networking,* and Nicolas Thomas of Fortinet,* on December 7 – 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.

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