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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    January 2021
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What's New

What's New?

Join us live for the Intel® Network Builders Insights Series

You are invited to attend our new monthly Intel® Network Builders Insights Series! This virtual workshop series will provide insight into the latest Intel strategies, product lines, technologies, and programs that are driving network innovation from edge to cloud. Hear from Intel thought leaders and industry experts and expand your knowledge and skills.

The Intel Network Builder Insights Series kicks off on January 13th, 2021 and will be followed up by additional topics each month. Attend live or watch on demand after the recording. To learn more please register via the links below and add to your calendar.

Intel Network Platforms Group Strategy Overview Part 1 - Join leaders from Intel’s Network Platforms Group as they discuss technology trends and strategies from edge to cloud. This Part 1 will focus on Network for Enterprise and Cloud and Edge Computing. – January 13

Intel Network Platforms Group Strategy Overview Part 2 - Join technological experts from Intel’s Network Platforms Group as they discuss technology trends and strategy from edge to cloud. This Part 2 will focus on Wireless Access and Radio, Visual Cloud, Core Network, Wireline and Converged Access, and Cable. – January 14

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. – February 3

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 Two New Courses

Scalable Video Technology - This course provides an introduction into the features and architecture of Scalable Video Technology (SVT), SVT encoders, SVT encoder interface, and sample APIs. Delve deeper into SVT encoder architecture and algorithms while learning about SVT-AV1 progress over time. Explore the latest SVT-AV1 VOD optimizations, real-time performance on Intel® Xeon® based processors, and Intel’s SVT roadmap and additional resources to continue learning.

Intel® Distribution of the OpenVINO™ toolkit Deep Dive Technical Training - This course provides an opportunity to learn about the features included in the Intel® Distribution of the OpenVINO™ toolkit, a deep learning inference which delivers fast, accurate real-world results using high-performance, AI and computer vision inference deployed into production across Intel® architecture from edge to cloud. In this course you’ll learn to develop computer vision applications using the Intel® DevCloud, which includes a preinstalled and preconfigured version of the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit. Access reference implementations and pretrained models to help explore real-world workloads and hardware acceleration solutions.

More about the Intel® Network Builders University

Intel Network Builders University closed 2020 making great strides in advancing industry training and education with over 43,000 registered and enrolled learners, 410,000 videos viewed and 130 Custom Pathways over the past 5 years.

There are more than 309 courses available with new content released each month. 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: Aerospike, Amulet Hotkey, BlastWave, inReality, and PicoNETS.

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

OpenNESS 20.12 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the 20.12 release of OpenNESS and the Intel® Distribution of OpenNESS, our fourth and final release cycle of the year. This is a feature rich release and is consistent with our longer-term vision to introduce new and enhanced capabilities that address key challenges at the edge.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

ADVA and Advantech Open Remote Lab to Streamline uCPE Adoption

Network engineers working remotely will be able to evaluate functionality and performance of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN running on top of ADVA Ensemble virtualization platform and Advantech edge appliances

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WWT Integrates vBNG with Advantech, Intel, and netElastic for 5G

Virtual broadband network gateways (vBNGs) are key to scaling 5G and broadband networks. Utilizing its Advanced Technology Centers, World Wide Technology integrates vBNGs for communications service providers of all sizes.

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Metaswitch Perimeta Delivers Pioneering, Cloud Native vSBC

Communication service providers are looking to move to software-based virtualized session border controllers in order to reduce costs and improve agility and scalability. Tests of the Perimeta virtual session border controller (vSBC) showed the solution delivering 1,400 calls per second and 33,000 bidirectional RTP flows on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.

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QCT Helps Rakuten Mobile Win the Network Virtualization Race with a Cloud-native 5G Network

Behind Rakuten Mobile’s disruption of the telecom industry, QCT plays a key enabler role, providing an open, disaggregated, and optimized infrastructure for the former to build the world’s first fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network. Pre-integrated with Intel® Rack Scale Design and Intel® Enhanced Platform Awareness, the QCT servers working as the backbone of the cloud-native network deliver superior agility, performance and cost efficiency.

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Samsung Achieves 305Gbps on Its 5G SA Core

As the communication network continues to transform, a 5G standalone (SA) Core with a new service-based network architecture is needed to deliver the full promise of 5G across enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low-latency communications and the internet of things. Samsung and Intel implemented a simplified system configuration and optimized packet processing to boost network performance.

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Varnish Software and Intel – Optimizing Content Delivery Network (CDN) Performance

This white paper outlines learnings from a joint collaboration between Varnish Software and Intel, using Varnish caching technology and Intel’s next-generation CDN platform with an aim to deliver an optimized reference solution for CDN providers.

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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:

Modernize your IT Infrastructure: How to Implement a Simple, Secure SD-Branch, with Manisha Gupta - Director, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks; and Jim Wilson - VP, Sales and Customer Success, ZPE Systems on January 12

Edge Deployments with Lenovo and NearbyComputing, with David Carrera, CTO, NearbyComputing and Chadie Ghadie, Director, Edge Computing Business Development, Lenovo

Multi-tenancy Isolation and Legacy Application Support via Virtualization in K8s, with Srini Addepalli, Sr. Principal Engineer, NPG, Intel; Manjunath Mageswaran, Sr. Principal Engineer, Robin.io

Telefonica, flexiWAN and Intel Make the SD-WAN Open Source Vision a Reality for Production Telco Services – Case Study, with Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading; Amir Zmora, CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN; and William (Bill) McDonald, Segment Manager for the Enterprise Edge / uCPE, Network Platforms Group, Intel

Intelligence on the Road to a Smarter Open RAN, with Neil Coleman, Product Line Manager, Amdocs Open Network; Jens Voigt, RF Product Manager, Amdocs Open Networks; and Dan Lynch, Director, Wireless Access Division, Intel

Edge is the New Cloud: Enterprises Can Now Launch 5G Edge Services in Minutes, with Dr. Ganesh Sundaram, Founder and CEO, AlefEdge

Hardware vs Software BNGs – Gaining Competitive Edge for a 5G Future, with Michael McFarland, VP Product Management at Benu Networks; and Paul Mannion, SDN-NFV Market Segment Director, Intel




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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