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.
Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users
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.
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.
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.
This document demonstrates virtualized, TCP speed test infrastructure—its components, installation, and optimizations—deployed on an Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor.
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?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: January 24
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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.
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.*
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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