2018—A Year of Continuing Momentum in the Network Transformation Journey
As we venture into a new year, it is only natural that we look back into 2017 and take account of the many accomplishments our growing family of partners has been able to achieve. The Intel® Network Builders program, forged from the desire to refine and improve collaborations across the globe with like-minded organizations, achieved tremendous traction in the past year and has worked to deliver our industry much closer to a transformed network.
Our victories are the result of the hard work of hundreds of individuals from innumerous organizations. Together we accelerated solutions into market to overcome roadblocks, and we envisioned the potential of a world that is more interconnected, a world where an exponentially growing amount of data is not seen as a challenge, but as an opportunity. As a vibrant ecosystem, we fostered collaborations and invested in the innovation necessary to bring us results and uncharted potential well into 2018.
Let us then look at this new year with refreshed eyes, ready to continue our work and build upon our victories.
Wishing you a very happy new year,
The Intel Network Builders Team
Intel® Network Builders University Introduces Courses on Machine Learning
The Intel® Network Builders University had a productive year in creating new and relevant content for ecosystem partners and end users to accelerate network transformation. We now have 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.
This month's new content:
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.
Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users
With more than 275 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners Blockbit,* 128 Technology,* and Sedona Systems.* We also welcome new end user member Hughes Network Systems.*
DPDK 17.11 Released
DPDK 17.11 was successfully released live in November and is now available for download from dpdk.org. The release contains a number of significant enhancements, including network interface controller PMDs, new APIs, cryptodev enhancements, eventdev enhancements, new libraries, and more. The release contained 1,376 patches from 141 different authors. The full feature list is available in the Release Notes.
With the global network functions virtualization (NFV) market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42 percent, reaching $15.5 billion by 2020, a massive market opportunity exists. To make it easier to design and deploy network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) optimized systems, Intel has developed the new NFVI Server Block. Optimized to deliver exceptional performance for NFVI workloads, these pre-integrated, fully validated server systems reduce the complexity involved in designing and testing for the unique needs of NFVI.
Intel will host a webinar titled "Simplifying and Accelerating Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure" on February 1 at 8 am PST to dive deeper into this solution.
In 2017, the Out of the Box Network Developers continued to grow, reaching a community of more than 1,600 SDN and NFV developers! The first meetup of 2018 will be a day where the tables are turned and developers can discuss their latest projects. Sanjit Dang, venture capitalist at Intel Capital, will be on hand to hear ideas and give feedback. If you have a networking project that you'd like to share, please contact us.
Date: January 24
Location: Santa Clara, CA
For the latest information on this and future meet ups, go to the Out of the Box Network Developer Meetup page. If you're not already a member of the Out of the Box Network Developer Meetup group, join now to stay up-to-date on upcoming events.
Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) delivers high-performance encryption and compression. Learn how to configure your Intel QAT driver to take advantage of your system's NUMA topology.
Learn about the new traffic management (TM) API in DPDK 17.08. Features include hierarchical scheduling, traffic shaping, congestion management, and packet marking. The TM API is a generic interface for QoS TM configuration of devices such NICs, NPUs, ASICs, and FPGAs. A typical DPDK function call sequence is provided to help you get started using the API.
The first Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup virtual conference was a success, with three tracks and more than 20 presentations. Now you can view keynotes and presentations by industry experts on VNF containers, 5G, and IoT and platform optimizations on demand.
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