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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    JANUARY 2020
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What's New?

What's New?

Intel® Network Builders Website Update

Thank you to everyone that participated in our website survey. We are excited to share a new navigation menu for all Builders programs. You'll now find all the menu options tucked into the "flyout" menu in the top left corner of the website. Looking further into 2020, your feedback will continue to guide the transformation of our website experience as new improvements and updates are incorporated.



Intel® Network Builders University

Intel® Network Builders University Launches English and Spanish Closed Captioning

The Intel Network Builders University is excited to announce the addition of closed captioning capabilities in English and Spanish to all 33 courses in the comprehensive Intel Network Academy Program. New courses added to the university this year will include closed captioning in English and additional translated material is expected to be announced later this year.

Intel® Network Builders University Announces New IoT Workshop for OpenVINO™ Toolkit Course

The new IoT Workshop for OpenVINO™ Toolkit course added to the Visual Cloud Program provides an overview of OpenVINO and explores the features of the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO Toolkit.

Intel Network Builders University Announces Two New Intel Technologies and Platforms Courses

The Intel Network Builders University expanded it Intel Technologies and Platforms course offerings with two new courses. For additional resources on these topics please visit the Container Experience Kits.



More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 210 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 Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here. Intel Network Builders University is one of three learning centers in Intel® Builders, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University and Intel® AI Academy. Registrants have access to content in both 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.



Intel® Select Solutions

Introducing Intel® Select Solutions for Media Analytics

The Intel® Select Solutions for Media Analytics provide a head start for the development of solutions in the areas of media/entertainment and smart cities. Pre-verified hardware and software configurations eliminate the need for solution providers to select and tune those stacks, reducing costs and risk, and accelerating time to market for new services.

Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE Now Include CentOS Configurations

Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE bring the powerful performance of Intel® Xeon® D processors to the edge of communication service provider networks for agile service provisioning. Intel has introduced CentOS with real-time extensions to the Intel Select Solutions for uCPE infrastructure to support usages with high determinism requirements. This evolution enables developers of solutions for 5G networks that must operate within strict latency parameters, powering real-time insights for data-driven decision making.



OpenNESS 19.12 released

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenNESS 19.12. With this third major release of OpenNESS, we continue to strengthen our customers’ ability to quickly and easily deploy apps and services at the Edge. Release 19.12 comes with a greatly improved ease of use, and enables a rich set of new capabilities, including support for Standalone 5GNR deployments, and Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) for cloud native deployments. We have also added customizable OpenNESS Experience kits to provide a starting point for custom deployments of OpenNESS. Click below to find out more about the features of this release and where to download the latest 19.12 today.

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Welcome to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new ecosystem partners: Aspire Technology ULC, Canopus Networks, OpenNebula Systems and Robin. We also welcome new End User Member, Telcomsel.

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

Out of the Box Network Developer Meetup

Join us on Feb 10 for a deep dive into OpenNESS, a hands-on lab, and to learn about new open source networking tools. Save your spot today!

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Droid MEC Hackathon 2020

Call for Edge Computing Developers for 5G and Android. Enter your team for the Droid MEC Hackathon held April 14-15, 2020 In conjunction with Droidcon conference 2020 in Turin, Italy and develop mobile applications for advanced services in MEC-enabled 5G networks. Submission deadline January 31st, 2020.

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Mobile Packet Core Performance Increases on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

This white paper shows 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors offer around 25% more performance than predecessor generation processors without any additional platform tuning. The Intel reference board exhibited deterministic performance for 4G and 5G pipelines, even load distribution, and consistent throughput and latency. These results further verify the competitiveness and capability of running packet core workloads in software on Intel architecture without any hardware acceleration and associated orchestration.

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Zero-Touch Provisioning for Edge Devices and Software-Defined Networks

The Intel® Secure Device Onboard (Intel® SDO) service helps end-customers, networking software vendors and device manufacturers interconnect in an end-to-end IoT ecosystem, in seconds. Using automatic, "zero-touch" provisioning.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Segment Routing Over IPv6 Acceleration Using Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000

This co-authored paper by HCL and Intel explores segment routing, an emerging technology that helps in addressing the requirements of the new network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined network (SDN) architecture. It presents a solution for segment routing over IPv6 built for the Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel FPGA PAC) N3000 for the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) data plane. For this solution, the performance results in saving valuable CPU cycles and resources are given.

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Lavelle Networks SD-WAN Improves Branch Office Cloud Access

Legacy MPLS services are highly reliable for access to data center applications, but are easily congested with cloud data. Lavelle’s ScaleAon SD-WANs offload cloud traffic to IP networks for exceptional performance while helping maintain quality security.

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Implementing a High-Performance BNG with Intel® Universal NFVI Packet Forwarding Platform Technology

Learn more on how netElastic and Intel have worked to maximize vBNG performance and offer seamless scalability on Intel® processors used in standard OEM and telecom equipment manufacturer (TEM) server designs.

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Optimize Your NFVI Performance with Wiwynn® EP100 and Intel® Speed Select Technology – Base Frequency

Wiwynn® EP100 design is optimized for communications service providers’ NFVI with flexibility, serviceability and performance. CoSPs can utilize their existing racks with flexible configuration of the 1U half-width single socket sled. With the powerful and optimized 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252N processor, part of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family, EP100 enables high speed packet forwarding, which is critical to NFVI. By adopting the new NFVI specialized feature called Intel® Speed Select Technology – Base Frequency (Intel® SST-BF), EP100 boosts performance of targeted applications essential for some VNFs.

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Telco Systems NFVTime Enables Virtualized uCPE, MEC Services

Benchmark testing of next-generation firewall (NGFW) on Advantech FWA-3050 universal CPE (uCPE), powered by Intel® Xeon® D Processor, meets real-world networking performance needs.

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CASwell To Offer CAR-3080 as an Intel® Select Solution for uCPE with CentOS

Multi-access edge computing (MEC) brings more processing power to the network edge while at the same time offering low latency and high-speed connections for wireless networks and local clouds. But how can enterprises and communication service providers make investing in high-powered edge servers a worthwhile business? Intel Select Solutions like the CASwell CAR-3080 for uCPE with CentOS could be the answer because this system is based on reference design by Intel with verified performance and is ready to be deployed without the need for optimization or spending for expensive software.

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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 Affirmed Networks, Cloudify & F5 Networks, Intel, MulticoreWare, QNAP, Vodafone, and World Wide Technology & Advantech.

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

"One Core, One Radio, Every Generation – Bring Connectivity Anywhere with NIB®," with Jay Salkini, President and CEO at Tecore Networks – Watch Now

"Safeguarding the Edge of 5G and Multi-cloud," with Yasir Liaqatullah, Vice President, Product Management at A10 Networks and Paul Nicholson, Senior Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks – Watch Now

"DPI: The Key Technology for Application Performance Monitoring Solutions," with John Hallett, Sales Manager EMEA at ipoque GmbH, a Rohde & Schwarz Company – Watch Now

"Enable the Edge: Orchestration and Automation for Edge Computing," with David Carrera, Scientific Director at Nearby Computing – 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 our new Twitter handle: @Intel5GNetworks on Twitter* 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 General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division – @jeni_p

– Tony Dempsey, Intel Network Builders Ecosystem, Marketing & Operations Manager – @tonydempc

– Allyson Klein, Director of Marketing, Data Center Group – @TechAllyson

– 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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