Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
   FEBRUARY 2015

Welcome to the first Intel Network Builders newsletter issue of 2015. Our program is expanding! We look forward to working with our very vibrant ecosystem to accelerate network transformation.

- Renu Navale

What's New?
What's New?

Redesigned End User Site and NEW Member Portal

Our new End User Site will enable operators and enterprises to derive as much value from the Intel Network Builders program as our ecosystem partners. We are also excited to have launched a NEW MEMBER Portal available to all our current partners and end users.

Intel Network Builders Ecosystem Partners have derived tremendous value by deepening their engagement with the program through our website. A one-stop destination for ecosystem alignment and highlighted solutions, the Intel Network Builders website offers our partners the unique opportunity to host a microsite within our site and share services and resources that accelerate the transition of SDN and NFV solutions.

With the proven value of this engagement opportunity, Intel Network Builders has also expanded the website and created an End User Site where our end user members can derive as much value as our ecosystem partners. Benefits for engagement include:

  • Host an individual microsite
  • Share products and solutions with the Intel Network Builders’ community
  • Use your page as a gateway to interact with ecosystem partners
  • Direct link your microsite site to relevant social feeds

The benefits of engaging with the Intel Network Builders’ program does not end with the great visibility of hosting a public microsite. As a member of our community, your organization has access to our New Member Portal area, and that is where the real collaboration begins:

  • Get access first to Intel Network Builders’ events and webcasts and enjoy early registration to these leading industry events
  • Join our private engagement platform, NetworkIn, where members are able to set personal profiles, engage directly with peers, and share documents and industry news that are relevant to the ecosystem.
  • Partners can easily upload new offerings to our Solutions Catalog
  • End users may enjoy file sharing with desired ecosystem partners and take one step closer towards deployment

If you are already a member of the Intel Network Builders, simply create a login account and start benefiting today from engaging with our ecosystem. If your organization is not yet a member, please contact us today to learn more about enrollment or visit us at networkbuilders.intel.com

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TelecomTV PoC Zone

We are delighted to announce the new interactive TelecomTV Video PoC Zone. This site will host video demonstrations of SDN/NFV Proofs of Concept. Our members will receive a 20% discount!

The TelecomTV Video PoC Zone is an online destination resource for service providers and the telecoms community at large to view and access video demonstrations of SDN/NFV Proofs of Concept.

TelecomTV will capture these PoCs as short, engaging, video demos that will encourage service provider awareness and confidence in NFV and SDN as viable solutions for network and business transformation. TelecomTV will then host this unique content online in a dedicated and fully searchable PoC Zone.

Intel Network Builders partners will receive a 20% discount when participating in the program

Member Participation

Filming of your PoC at Mobile World Congress 2015 or other events, including integration of interview/demo and slideware

Hosting of your content and links to white papers and related information for 6 months in a dedicated and fully searchable PoC Zone

Promotion of your content online across TelecomTV.com and in dedicated PoC mailer sent to TelecomTV global audience of business decision makers (18,000)

Full rights to use content as required in your own Marketing Communications activities

The TelecomTV POC Zone will provide an interactive resource where service providers and the telecoms industry can search NFV and SDN use cases by function, application and company

For more information, contact alex.farrant@telecomtv.com.

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Intel® Developer Zone Networking Portal Launch

We have partnered with our Developer Relations team to engage and grow the networking application developer community. We are excited to work with ISVs to produce optimized SDN, NFV solutions.

The Networking Zone will support the ecosystem building or porting Software Defined Networks or Network Function Virtualization software. The Intel Network Builders program has partnered with the Intel Developer Relations group in delivering this new zone as a way to engage, support and grow the networking application developer community. This is our initial launch of the zone and we have exciting plans as we work with ISVs and produce targeted content to make this a key community for those building SDN and NFV solutions.

https://software.intel.com/en-us/networking/

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Technology Spotlight
Technology Spotlight

Intel® Open Network Platform Release

Intel ONP Server 1.2 is ready for you to download and evaluate. Access to the software and documentation is on 01.org under: Intel ONP Server 1.2 Release Software.

 

 

 

Partner News & Collaboration
Partner News & Collaboration

Partner Summits

Carrier Network Virtualization

At the Carrier Network Virtualization event in California, we hosted a half-day summit on December 9. Nearly 80 attendees learned about solutions from Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Procera Networks, and ConteXtream.

At the Carrier Network Virtualization event in Palo Alto California, Intel Network Builders hosted a half-day summit on December 9. There were nearly 80 attendees who benefited by hearing about partner solutions from Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Procera Networks, and ConteXtream. Alcatel-Lucent focused on their vEPC product and the value that the ecosystem provides as solutions move from the lab to trials to deployment. Brocade busted 4 NFV Myths including do Intel architecture platforms really have the performance to run communication workloads, are there really NFV opportunities with Carriers, is the Enterprise ready, and what about orchestration. Procera Networks discussed their product optimizations and resulting performance improvements made by taking advantage of Intel DPDK and the latest Intel architecture based servers. And, ConteXtream discussed their carrier SDN fabric, and the various use cases and resulting benefits seen when the fabric is deployed. Presentations were also shared by Intel discussing the similarities between datacenter and network transformation and the most recent developments around the Intel Open Network Platform. Thanks to all who attended – we look forward to seeing you at the next one! For the detailed presentation, please visit the partner portal.

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SDN/NFV Asia Conference

At the SDN/NFV Asia Conference in Singapore in December, we held our first pre-conference workshop in APAC and had booths with Brocade, NEC, Qosmos, and Wind River.

This was the first Network Builders workshop in APAC, and was very well attended. At the booth, we had Brocade, NEC, Qosmos, and Wind River, who all had great one-on-one discussions with potential customers. Interest in NFV is very high in the region and we anticipate additional events in 2015. For more information on Network Builders work in the APAC region, please contact eddie.toh@intel.com.

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Partner Releases

 

Procera

Procera Claims NFV performance first by delivering 150 Gbit/s on a standard Intel-based server

Working with the Intel Network Builders program over six months, Procera was able to identify and eliminate some of the "speed bumps" that kept the performance of Procera’s PacketLogicV from being fully optimized. Procera was able to increase the throughput by 40 Gbit/s over its previous performance test by taking advantage of the Intel Xeon Processor E5 v3 processor and other Intel optimizations. Having the maximum performance for its virtualized CPE is a key factor going forward for Procera, and aided Procera in landing Boingo as a customer. Boingo is virtualizing its global network of WiFi Hotspots, taking advantage of NFV to eliminate the need for specific hardware deployments while supporting varied levels of traffic. Boingo installed Procera's virtual CPE to providing traffic shaping and apply the profiles and policies needed to support multiple classes of services used in its S.M.A.R.T. Network service.


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Wind River

Wind River Titanium Server, which is optimized using Intel technologies such as elements of DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) and Intel Ethernet, wins the 2014 Carrier Network Virtualization (CNV) award for NFV innovation of the year - http://www.windriver.com/news/press/pr.html?ID=13284.

 

Upcoming Opportunities
Upcoming Opportunities

Events

2015 promises to deliver great opportunities for our ecosystem community to continue to collaborate with peers.

We will offer summits across the globe this year with several opportunities for you to participate.

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress


Join us on March 4th for a VIP reception to network with peers, partners, operators and Intel senior management in a relaxed informal atmosphere in one of Barcelona's premier clubs.

For more information about Intel Network Builders’ event calendar, please contact: contact@networkbuilders.intel.com

 

 

Webinars

The Power of Open Source Presented by Red Hat

This webinar is Part 2 in a 3 part series discussing the merits and benefits of Open Source. Part 2 talks about where Intel and Red Hat are prioritizing the interfaces we work with based on open standards and open source.

Register Now

Webinar Archives

 

 

Industry News

NFV and SDN Trends in 2015

2014 was the year of NFV and SDN—the focus fell on architecture and technology. What will 2015 bring? Experts at SDxCentral claim that this year may very well turn out to be the Year of Orchestration, with many innovative products released and PoC projects. A critical element is the work under way on the Open Platform for NFV open source project.

 

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