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

What's New?


Intel® Network Builders University Releases New Data Plane Development Kit Courses

The Intel® Network Builders University released a series of new courses this month in the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) program. The new material adds a variety of deep-dive technical content to the existing library. Expand your DPDK knowledge and skills by taking the following new courses:

- Setting Up DPDK on Different Operating Systems: In this course, you will learn the process of installing DPDK on a variety of operating systems, the installation of DPDK from source code, and the topic of setting up Hugepages.

- The DPDK Packet Framework: This course covers the DPDK packet framework and provides example pipelines and use cases.

- The DPDK Sample Applications: This course provides a basic introduction to a few of the 40-plus DPDK sample applications available today.

- Writing a Simple DPDK Forwarding Application

In addition to the new deep dive DPDK content, the Intel Network Builders University is releasing a new course on containers in the Management and Orchestration program titled "Container Orchestration with Kubernetes."*

Members of the Intel® Builders programs have access to these new courses and all Intel® Builders University training material. To access the material, simply log in to the member portal with existing Intel Builders program credentials and click on the University tab. Those who are not members of an Intel Builders program can create an account here.



A Vision of Virtualization for Broadcasters

Sandra Rivera

Watch Sandra Rivera, Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel, and David Ward, CTO at Cisco,* discuss what the new age of virtualized video infrastructure will mean for broadcasters and how broadcasters can approach the coming transformation.



2017 Intel® Network Builders Target Events Calendar

A new year brings new opportunities for engagement, and Intel® Network Builders has an exciting calendar of proposed events coming in 2017. Keep an eye out for invitations to the following events this year, and take advantage of your membership benefits.

- Partner workshop in conjunction with Layer123 NFV World Congress, May 2, San Jose

- End user summit at Informa SDN World, May 29, Madrid

- Partner workshop at IDF San Francisco, August, San Francisco

- Ecosystem workshop at Intel PRC Summit, October, Beijing

- Ecosystem workshop in conjunction with Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, October, The Hague, Netherlands

Visit the Intel Network Builders member portal for information on past and upcoming events.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Technical Training

x86-Based Platforms Today in Core and Edge in the SDN World

A recent article from TechTarget* argued that "Network and IT professionals should consider software-based routers for many specific routing requirements. Specific parts of the network that can be in scope for software routing include data center routing, branch routing, and specific edge routing functions....Router functions that are not currently in the scope of software-based routing include high-performance edge and core routers and routers with support for highly specialized (non-IP, legacy) protocols."

Is this really true? Venky Venkatesan, Principal Engineer at Intel, the employee who started DPDK, will share his view on the subject and Intel's go-to-market strategy in the data plane processing area. He will be joined by Yudai Yamagishi, Research Engineer at NTT Communications,* who will discuss NTT's work on a software router that satisfies the performance and routing table size requirements of a core router of an internet service provider.

For information on this event and how to register, visit the event webpage.

Date: February 23
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: SC9-Auditorium, Garage B, 2250 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA



SDN/NFV Industry Standard DevOps Implementation, Benchmarking, and Testing

Increasingly service providers are creating labs to try out their own SDN/NFV solutions, and the Indian telecommunications industry is playing a critical role in this effort. In this meet up, key players in this market, e.g., Intel, TCS,* and Tech Mahindra,* will talk about the roles they are playing in this effort.

Date: February 23
Time: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm
Location: Bangalore, India




Data plane packet processing is only part of the story of implementing an industry standard network function. This lab focuses on the plethora of technologies that go into making a virtualized network function successful. This two-day agenda's sessions will include an introduction to DPDK, DPDK in containers, demos, an introduction to Intel® QuickAssist Technology, talks and demos from industry members, information on advanced security and compression protocols, and more.

For information on this event and how to register, visit the event webpage.

Dates: March 1-2
Time: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Location: Santa Clara, CA



Webinar: Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) 16.11 and 17.02 New Features

This webinar will describe the new features introduced in the two most recent DPDK releases: 16.11, which was released in November 2016, and 17.02, which is due for release in February 2017.

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New Additions to Intel® Solutions Blueprints Focus on NFV Orchestration

Cloud service providers and communications service providers are using NFV orchestration to quickly deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) through the coordination of necessary resources and networks. This month, the Intel® Solutions Blueprints webpage expanded to include two new papers on this important topic.


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Featured Publications

Measuring TCP Performance with Creanord* TrueTCP*

NFV changes service assurance dynamics because the performance of the network is not the only contributor to the service quality; shared NFV resources can also have an impact. One of the answers to this challenge is to test TCP performance. Creanord* and Intel "supercharge" performance of RFC 6349, standard methodology for testing sustained TCP layer performance, to emulate millions of connections and help mobile network operators test how many device connections a virtualized mobile service can sustain.

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Software-Defined Infrastructure on Bare Metal Boosts Performance

An unprecedented level of network traffic is driving enterprises and communications service providers (CommSPs) to look for equipment that delivers greater operational agility and economics. A10 Networks* has raised the bar on throughput and connections per second with bare metal application networking solutions.

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Virtual BSS Helps Mobile Network Operators Monetize New Services

Leading-edge mobile network operators are using NFV and SDN to build a network infrastructure that is optimized for rapid new service deployment. A proof of concept by Intel and Redknee* for a Latin American MNO demonstrates impact of virtualized BSS in new service deployments by enterprise partners.

Read the Paper


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 Tech Mahindra* and NetNumber.*

Don't miss these webinars from our ecosystem:

"How Distributed Systems Define the New Era of IT Security," with Marc Wullword, CTO at vArmour,* on February 8 — Register Now

"Exploring the Full Potential of an NFV-Enabled SD-WAN Solution Driven by Intel," with Dharmraj Jhatakia, General Manager – DCT, PES at Happiest Minds,* and Purnendu Ghosh, Associate Architect- PES at Happiest Minds, on February 9 — 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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