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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    February 2021
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What's New

What's New?

Join us for the Intel® Network Builders Technology vSummit Series

Building on the first vSummit Series, the Intel® Network Builders Technology vSummit Series will dive deeper into some of the exciting technologies driving the continued transformation of the network. This topical series will explore Network at the Edge, Virtualization of the RAN, and the continued need for strong Network Security. Each new vSummit will include 3-4 interactive sessions with industry experts and will be hosted by TelecomTV's Guy Daniels. To watch the 5G RAN vSummit now, follow the link below. New vSummits will be released February 4 and February 11.

Register for the vSummit Series



Join us for the Intel® Network Builders Insights Series

Our new monthly Intel® Network Builders Insights Series launched last month with a great turnout! This virtual workshop series provides insight into the latest Intel strategies, product lines, technologies, and programs that are driving network innovation from edge to cloud.

To learn more, please register via the links below and add to your calendar. Attend live for an interactive Q&A or watch on demand after the recording.

Intel Network Platforms Group Strategy Overview Part 1 - Leaders from Intel’s Network Platforms Group discuss technology trends and strategies from edge to cloud. This Part 1 focuses on Network for Enterprise and Cloud and Edge Computing. – Watch Now

Intel Network Platforms Group Strategy Overview Part 2 - Technological experts from Intel’s Network Platforms Group discuss technology trends and strategy from edge to cloud. This Part 2 focuses on Wireless Access and Radio, Visual Cloud, Core Network, Wireline and Converged Access, and Cable. – Watch Now

Intel System-on-a Chip (SoC) Overview - Discover benefits for Intel Atom® P Processors Series, Intel Atom® C Processors Series and Intel® Xeon® D Processors for network, security and acceleration where space and power constraints may exist such as the network edge. – Watch Now

Upcoming 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors - Discover how 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors partner with the CPU to address cloud-native, 5G, virtual networks, including network automation and security. – March 3



Intel® Network Builders University Announces Three New Courses

Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) 101 Training

In this course, Prakash Kartha, Segment Director, Edge Services, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation, provides an overview of Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) and its value proposition before diving into the various building blocks that form OpenNESS. Learn more about the types of distributions available and consumption models before providing guidance on how to get started developing with OpenNESS.

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Intel® Network Builders University Accelerator Program

The Accelerator program within the Intel® Network Builders University focuses on Intel® technologies that help boost performance while maintaining efficient power consumption. Offering a total of 9 courses on this topic, the newest three courses focus on the problem of timing closure, why it is important to plan for it as well as what to do when you have timing failures in your design. This training addresses the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of creating an FPGA design. Learn how to perform timing analysis in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software using Timing Analyzer.

Intel® Software Guard Extensions Data Center Attestation Primitives (Intel® SGX DCAP): Quick Install Guide

Intel SGX DCAP is the solution for deploying Intel SGX services into data centers, but that solution is intended to be customized for the target environment. To help get started with Intel SGX DCAP, this quick install guide steps through setting up a DCAP environment in a manner mimicking a real-world deployment, so data center administrators can create deployment and management procedures. This is the fourth video in our series on Intel SGX DCAP.

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More about the Intel® Network Builders University

With more than 309 courses available and new content released each month, The Intel® Network Builders University includes a broad collection of online content and face-to-face technical training to help technical professionals in the network industry to improve their knowledge of key Intel® technologies, industry trends, and technical aspects of NFV deployments. Closed captioning in multiple languages is now available for a growing number of courses. The online portion of the university is available to Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here.

Please take a look, and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.



Welcome to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 400 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome the following new ecosystem partners: Accelercomm, flexiWAN, Microolap, Tibit Communications.

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

In-band Network Telemetry Detects Network Performance Issues

In-band Network Telemetry (INT) uses data planes or smart devices to insert and collect per-packet telemetry data for granular, highly accurate visibility and improved reliability.

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Kubernetes* Operators – Automated Lifecycle Management Technology Guide

This guide describes the Kubernetes Operator Pattern which has rapidly become a common and trusted practice in the Kubernetes ecosystem for automation of application lifecycle management.

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Virtual RAN (vRAN) with Hardware Acceleration

The Intel® vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 is a single-chip, dedicated device that also connects to the processor via an industry-standard x16 PCIe 3.0 interface. The chip works seamlessly with Intel FlexRAN software to provide API and tools support, allowing users to quickly adapt to evolving workloads and industry standards.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

MECS-6110 Edge Server from ADLINK Accelerates Deployment of Universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE)

The MECS-6110 edge server is a uCPE platform that can bring virtualized and non-virtualized (bare metal) services to small branch offices and small-to-medium-sized businesses. Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE provide a reference design for these platforms that is based on Intel technology and incorporates NFV systems architecture requirements.

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Advantech Joins the O-RAN ALLIANCE to Support White-box Hardware Development for 5G Networks

Advantech has joined the O-RAN ALLIANCE, a world-wide community of mobile network operators, vendors, and institutions that works to re-shape the Radio Access Network (RAN) industry. With over 20 years of experience providing mission-critical hardware to the telecom industry, Advantech will contribute with compact and reliable commercial-off-the-shelf server designs that are capable of sustained communication workload processing at the network edge.

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AEWIN Targets 5G Networks with High-Performance Edge Server

AEWIN SCB-1921 multi-access edge computing server, based on Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000, is designed for low latency and local processing needed for 5G and other use cases

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Intracom Telecom Machine Learning Boosts NFV Energy Efficiency

Intracom Telecom has added a frequency feedback loop (FFL) workflow to its Network Functions Virtualization Resource Intelligence™ (NFV-RI™) to predict VNF traffic levels and dynamically adjust the frequencies of each CPU core used by DPDK-based VNFs according to their incoming load, while promoting zero packet drops. In tests conducted by Intracom Telecom, power consumed by the system was reduced by 14% on average, and up to 35%, over a 24-hour period.

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Video Overview

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Lanner NCA-6210 now verified as an Intel® Select Solution for NFVI v2 with Canonical Ubuntu

As a verified Intel Select Solution for NFVI v2 with Canonical Ubuntu, Lanner’s NCA-6210 integrates balanced networking and optimized compute and storage options which provide acceleration for demanding encryption and compression workloads. This optimized solution will enable operators to address the challenges faced when choosing the right NFV infrastructure and speed time to deployment.

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NEXCOM and Enea Test Open Source flexiWAN SD-WAN and pfSense Firewall

Tests of enterprise edge/uCPE systems with Intel Atom® processor or Intel® Xeon® D processor demonstrate that the DTA 1160 and TCA 5170B are market-ready solutions that support the throughput and CPS performance needed for small branch offices with up to 300 employees. The flexibility and performance of these solutions are combined with future-ready flexibility, which allows IT staff to utilize the same infrastructure for other services in the future if desired.

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QCT Takes the Lead to Deliver a 5G SA Private Network Solution

Independently developed by QCT, Taiwan’s first 5G standalone (SA) core network has passed interoperability and performance verifications for 5G Open Network Lab operated by Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). In addition to core network hardware powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor, this 5G SA solution is also equipped with an OAM (operation, administration and management) software package, providing a convenient user interface required for commercial adoption.

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TCS Cognitive Framework Adds Efficiency to 5G Network Slicing

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has created an artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML)-based framework for cognitive network slicing that utilizes edge servers based on Intel® architecture CPUs. This framework delivers more efficient deployment of network slices to maximize both server resources and network bandwidth. This paper talks about the key benefits of AI/ML in a mobile network ecosystem and how TCS’s solution can help optimize resources.

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Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem’s latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit Social Hub.

Don't miss these upcoming and recently recorded webinars:

5G and MEC Service Assurance with Cloud Native Observability & AI Frameworks, with Rajesh Gadiyar, VP, Data Platforms Group & CTO, Network Platforms Group, Intel, and Partha Seetala, Founder & CEO of Robin.io. Live on February 9, then available on demand.

Where is uCPE Going in 2021?, with William McDonald, Intel; Khang Pham, Nexcom; and Kenneth Jealmo, ENEA. Available on demand.

Flexibility Meets Security: Solving Modern Security Challenges in SD-Branch, with Manisha Gupta, Director, Product Management at Palo Alto Networks, and Jim Wilson, VP, Sales and Customer Success at ZPE Systems. Available on demand.




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 our new Twitter handle @Intel5GNetworks or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Renu Navale, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling (ECEE), Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000

– Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division – @jeni_p

– Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing – @LisaSpelman

– Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division – @CristinaR_5G

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network Platforms Group and General Manager Architecture & Systems Engineering – @rgadiyar

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Alex Quach, General Manager of Wireline and Wireless Core Networks Division – @QuachAlexander

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

– Jim St. Leger, Technology Marketing Manager – @JimStLeger

– Brian Aherne, Senior Director of Network Platforms and Systems – @aherne_brian

– Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Data Center / Network Platforms Group – @BobGhaffari

– Bryan Madden, Marketing Director – @maddsey

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