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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    FEBRUARY 2019
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What's New?

What's New?

Intel® Network Builders University Introduces New Cable Program:

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are being adopted and implemented across industries and vertical markets. The cable industry has unique challenges and requirements for adoption of these technologies. Training tailored specifically to the cable industry is the focus of the new Intel Network Builders University program. We have published one course in this new program provided by a guest presenter from CableLabs*, an innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry that creates impact through its member companies and its subsidiaries.

The newest course:

CableLabs* NFV 101: The Basics of Network Functions Virtualization: CableLabs provides this course on NFV basics for the cable industry. Learners will understand NFV and the industry landscape and key drivers for the cable industry. This course will also provide cable-specific applications of NFV, CableLabs NFV initiatives as well as an introduction to future NFV trends.

There are more than 125 courses available across five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese & Korean), with new content released 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 two learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the two 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.



Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners: Inventec Co.* and Tiledmedia.* We also welcome new end user member Colt Technology Services.*

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Network Transformation, Data Plane and Multi-access Edge Computing – Hands-on Lab – Bangalore (8 March)

Join us for a day of learning and networking. There will be speakers from industry leaders will be on-hand to share their knowledge about Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), Network Virtualization and 5G network functions. The agenda will be full of informative sessions with plenty of time for networking, and - of course - good food.

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DPDK Summit Bangalore 2019 (9 March)

Registration is open for the DPDK Summit Bangalore. The agenda will cover the latest developments to the DPDK framework and other related projects such as FD.io, Tungsten Fabric and OpenvSwitch, including plans for future releases by contributors. Let's discuss the present and future, including DPDK roadmap suggestions, container networking, P4, hardware accelerators and any other networking innovation.

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5G L2 SW Architecture Best Practice on Intel® Architecture

5G is the next technological revolution. Transformed 5G networks are designed to support a broad range of devices and use cases, with faster speeds, less latency, and more capacity. However, 5G is confronted with many challenges, the first of which is the transmission time interval (TTI) decreasing while the data rate is increasing. This demands sharply improved processing capacity of the base station, and rigorous real-time performance of the software stack. In this context, the architecture design of L2 packet processing, and its implementation and optimization on the server platform, are vital to fulfilling the 5G throughput and real-time performance target.

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Vector Packet Processing Using FD.io

Use FD.io Vector Packet Processing (VPP) to build discrete packet processing appliances, cloud and cloud-native infrastructure, and virtual and cloud-native network functions. This short video provides a VPP overview, and highlights some use case examples. With Sujata Tibrewala.

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Deflate Your Data with DPDK Compression API

Big data workloads generate massive quantities of information, which are sent across the network and stored on data servers. Watch this video to learn about the Data Plane Development Kit compression API and how it can help deflate your data. With Sujata Tibrewala.

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Optimize Memory Usage in Multithreaded Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Applications

Optimize memory usage of multithreaded DOCSIS 3.1 MAC data plane pipeline with DPDK on an Intel® Xeon® platform. By Conor Walsh.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Partner Updates

ONAP Casablanca was released– what's new? How will it help CoSP get ready to 5G?

Amdocs,* a founding member and co-creator of ONAP, provide this update on what is included In ONAP latest release - Casablanca and what is been considered for it's next release -Dublin. Amdocs chairs the ONAP Use Case Subcommittee and is rated among the top three vendors contributing code to ONAP.

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Featured Collaborative Publications

Polte* Offers Low-Cost, Low-Power Location Technology for IoT

Many IoT applications require location services but can't support the expense and power demands of GPS or Wi-Fi. Polte enables IoT product and application developers to add cost-effective, low-power location capabilities to IoT devices.

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Baicells* Modularizes Small Cells for Next-Gen Indoor Networks

To meet indoor cellular network demand, the Baicells M-RAN virtual small cell provides deployment flexibility and helps to minimize power and backhaul costs. Enterprises can deploy Baicells M-RAN to support today's 4G/LTE networks and move to future 5G networks with a software update.

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Microservices Boost Performance of vBroadband Network Gateways

Traditionally, broadband network gateways (BNG) have been very hard to virtualize without using white box switches to meet data plane performance requirements. Now, Mettle Networks' NFV BNG can deliver to performance needs using Intel® Xeon® processor-powered servers for both data plane and control plane.

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Social Hub

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 Canonical,* Cloudify,* HCL,* and WWT.*

Don't miss these recent and upcoming webinars on the Intel® Network Builders webinar channel:

"Parallel Wireless* Unified 2G/3G/4G/5G Open vRAN," with Zahid Ghadialy, Sr. Director Strategic Marketing and 3G/4G Blogger at Parallel Wireless and Babak Jafarian Director Strategic Business Communications at Parallel Wireless on March 26th – Register Now

"Speed, Economy and Efficiency: Advantages of uCPE for Service Delivery," with Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network on Demand at Colt;* Prayson Pate, CTO at Ensemble,* a Division of ADVA Optical Networking;* and Nils Ujma, Cloud Security Architect at Check Point Software Technologies* on March 5thRegister Now

"Distributed Cloud and Edge Compute: Deployment Lessons from the Field," with Alessandro Barbieri, VP Product Management at Pluribus Networks* on February 26thRegister Now

"Securing your Containers with Kata,"* with Eric Adams, Technical Marketing Engineer at Intel on February 21stRegister Now

“Accelerating Virtual Infrastructure Deployment,” with Paul Stevens, Marketing Director at Advantech Networks & Communications Group;* Eric van Vliet, Platform Engineer, NFV Remote Evaluation Service Labs at Advantech Network & Communications Group;* and Purvi Thakkar, Solutions Marketing Manager – Intel Select Solutions at Intel on February 19 – Register Now

"Secure your Investment with Intel® QuickAssist Technology!" with Edward J. Pullin, Product Marketing Manager at Intel on February 14 – Register Now

"Containerized Workloads on Industry-Standard Hardware and Software for Telco," with Nathan Radar, Director of NFV Strategy at Canonical* – Watch Now

"Kubernetes and Network Function Virtualization (NFV): Friends or Foes?" with Kuralmudhan Ramakrishnan, Senior Software Engineer at Intel – Watch Now

"Opening a World of Visual Innovation," with Craig Hurst, Director of Software Strategy, Visual Cloud Division, Data Center Group at Intel – 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. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Sandra L. Rivera, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group – @SandraLRivera

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, 5G Infrastructure Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division – @DanRod2000

– Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division – @comp_lynn

– Renu Navale, Senior Director, Network Industry Enabling, Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Chandresh Ruparel, Director of Ecosystem Strategy and Intel® Network Builders – @ChandreshR01

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