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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    FEBRUARY 2018
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What's New?

What's New?


Intel® Network Builders University Provides Introduction to Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI

This month, the Intel® Network Builders University adds to its library with an introduction to Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI (network functions virtualization infrastructure). In this short, engaging course, students will learn about the Intel Select Solutions for NFVI, including the value that they provide and the technical configurations.

The Intel Network Builders University has more than 100 courses available across four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese). Check back with the university regularly to see the new educational content being added each month.

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.



2018 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 2018. Keep an eye out for invitations to summits, networking events, and more in conjunction with the following events this year, and take advantage of your membership benefits.

Remember that events can be subject to change. Visit the Intel Network Builders member portal for the latest information on past and upcoming events.



Live from Mobile World Congress: Intel® Chip Chat: Network Insights Podcasts

Intel will conduct live interviews with network industry experts at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Tune in on the dates and times below to get first accounts of the latest happenings and announcements at the conference.

Intel® Chip Chat: Network Insights is a recurring podcast series that delves into the technologies, topics, and issues facing the networking industry. These informal, one-on-one interviews with industry experts examine the network transformation taking place through the adoption of software defined networking and network functions virtualization across telecommunication and enterprise organizations.

MWC 2018 Podcast February 27 at 9 am PST

MWC 2018 Podcast February 28 at 9 am PST



Live from Mobile World Congress: Periscope* Videos

Intel will be onsite at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, getting first-hand perspectives from industry experts on all the news and excitement. Follow along by watching our live videos on Periscope* here: periscope.tv/intelnetwork. You can also join the conversation by following @IntelNetwork or using #Intel or #IntelBuilders on Twitter.*



Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 275 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! This month, we welcome new end user member Telstra Corporation Limited.*

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Introduction to the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Eventdev Library

This article describes the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) eventdev library. It shows you what functionality the eventdev library was designed for, and how your application can benefit from using the eventdev library.

Read the Article




Intel Introduces Containers Experience Kits

As part of cloud native efforts, for the past year Intel has worked with partners and open source communities to address barriers to commercial containers-networking adoption. These efforts include the delivery of consumable capabilities, based on open source software, concerning configuration, data plane performance, manageability, and service assurance. Intel is enabling networking in Kubernetes,* and the work done has been captured in the containers bare metal experience kits, a set of collateral that enable and ease the adoption of new capabilities in commercial products.

The collection of all the experience kits creates a library of best practice guidelines to resolve containers-bare-metal networking development and challenges in deployment. The collaterals simply show and tell the problems solved and the value achieved. They consist of a reference architecture, benchmark reports, application notes, recorded demonstrations, and a variety of documents. We invite you to join in the efforts that Intel and the open source community are conducting to drive the enablement of commercial containers-based deployments.

See the Containers Experience Kits




Out of the Box Network Developers Events

Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup: Santa Clara, CA

At February's meetup, we'll celebrate the second birthday of the Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup group with cake and prizes. We'll introduce the Intel® Network Edge Virtualization SDK (Intel® NEV SDK). The Intel NEV SDK—the first kit of its kind—provides an NFV platform targeted for multi-access edge computing (MEC) applications and services.

MEC is an industry initiative to open up the radio access interface for services and applications in the radio access network. This location in the network edge offers an environment with low latency, high bandwidth, and direct access to radio information such as subscriber location. Due to the proximity of the mobile-edge server, responsiveness to applications and services is increased, improving the quality of experience.

Date: February 21
Location: Intel Campus, SC-9 Auditorium, Santa Clara, CA
Registration: Register here



Out of the Box Network Developers: Ireland

The Out of the Box Network Developers Ireland group will be co-hosting a meetup with London SDN & OpenDaylight* User in April.



Register Now for the DPDK Summit in Bangalore

The next DPDK Summit will be held on March 9 and 10, 2018, hosted by the Linux* Foundation and Intel in association Out of the Box Network Developers Bangalore. There is a DPDK hands-on lab on day 2. Check out the Out of the Box Network Developers Bangalore Meetup to learn more and register for the hands-on training.


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Featured Publications

vArmour* Boosts Network Security with Microsegmentation

vArmour has developed vArmour* DSS Distributed Security System to help protect enterprise data and applications with microsegmentation whether in the data center or in the cloud.

Read the Paper



Understanding the SSL/TLS Adoption of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)

The demand for data encryption is growing, and so is ECC because it is better for mobile devices, but data centers need to plan for high-capacity encryption/decryption traffic. Radware* has a line of products optimized for high-demand ECC encryption environments.

Read the Paper



Openet Accelerate* Service Capsule Enables VoLTE Services

One of the critical challenges mobile network operators face when implementing virtualized VoLTE is integrating the vast ecosystem of components. To alleviate this challenge, Openet Accelerate* has integrated all of the software and virtual network functions required for a VoLTE service core network into the VoLTE Service Capsule. The VoLTE Service Capsule features software from Openet Accelerate ecosystem partners and runs on Intel® architecture-based servers.

Read the Paper



Ecosystem Updates

Red Hat* Explains Its Open Telco Model in New Webinar Series

Modern network data traffic is growing at an extraordinary pace. To address this challenge, Red Hat's* open telco model offers a strong 5G architecture foundation. In the first webinar in a new series, representatives from Red Hat will discuss how you can use Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Red Hat Configurations within Red Hat's open telco model; manage increasing data and expand your share of the digital economy using the three platforms in Red Hat's open telco model—data management, application, and network infrastructure; and deploy new services faster while taking advantage of open source economics to increase business value and cost savings.

The first webinar in this series recently aired live. Visit sdxcentral to view it when it becomes available on demand.



Cloudify* and Fortinet* Deliver NFV Orchestration via New Technical Partnership

Cloudify* and Fortinet* recently announced that they have established a technology partnership to address the challenges of network functions virtualization (NFV) in order to help organizations quickly, effectively, and securely provision and deploy new network services across hybrid environments—brownfield and greenfield—at a fraction of the time and risk. In this partnership, Cloudify and Fortinet developed a tested and validated solution that combines the Fortinet FortiGate* virtualized appliance product with Cloudify Manager* software to enable management and orchestration on any virtualized environment, along with day 2 operations, and additional dynamic services required from today's cloud environments. Learn more about this solution in a joint webinar, available on demand.

Watch the Webinar


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 VMware,* RIFT,* Parallel Wireless,* BroadForward,* and ADVA Optical Networking.*

Don't miss these webinars from our ecosystem:

"Transformation from Legacy to Software Defined Networking," with Henrik Johansson, VP SDN & Data Center, PacketFront Software,* on February 20 – Register Now

"Orchestration within Telefónica UNICA Platform: The Role of Open Source MANO," with Antonio José Elizondo Armengol & Javier Ramón Salguero of Telefónica,* on February 14 – Register Now

"Enterprise Wireless Bandwidth and Connectivity Need a Fresh Approach," with Eran Bello, Corporate Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager at ASOCS* – Watch 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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