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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    JULY 2017
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What's New?

What's New?

Tune in on July 11 for a Special Announcement from Intel

You are invited to Intel's online virtual launch event on July 11. Hear from Navin Shenoy, Intel's new Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Group (DCG), and from Lisa Spelman, DCG's Vice President and General Manager of Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing, who will share Intel's perspective on how businesses can navigate the complex and diverse infrastructure requirements to win in the data-infused era of connected intelligence.

This virtual event will feature a full line up of keynotes, technical sessions and demonstrations, as well as a virtual partner showcase. You won't want to miss it.




Intel® Network Builders University Offers New Courses on Cryptography and Hyperscan

Two new courses are publishing in the Intel® Network Builders University this month, bringing our total available courses to 71, so log in and experience them firsthand.

- Cryptography Basics: This course provides an introduction to cryptography, including a brief history.

- Hyperscan: This course provides an introduction Hyperscan. It is an open source software pattern-matching library, created by Intel under a BSD license. The Hyperscan software develops, tests, and documents sets of OS-independent, multi-threaded pattern matching libraries. You can learn more about Hyperscan and download it at 01.org/hyperscan.

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 and the new courses added each month. Below are the new courses from the Intel Cloud Builders University learning center.

- Containers 101: This video provides an introduction to container technology.

- Intel® Resource Director Technology Demos with Noisy Neighbor Detection: This is a demonstration that illustrates how to detect and control noisy neighbors with a GUI based on the Intel Resource Director Technology.

- Cloud Workload Placement Considerations: This video will help viewers understand how to build a unified hybrid cloud leveraging both the public and private clouds. Key topics include software defined infrastructure, containers, virtual machines, and workload placement.

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 260 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partner Mettle Networks* and new end user member Turkcell.*

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



Fast Data (FD.io) Project Issues Fourth Release, Furthers Position as Universal Dataplane

Last month, FD.io announced the availability of its 17.04 software release. The project's fourth release contains a set of new features to enable commercial-ready solutions for software defined infrastructures. Created to address the gaps that exist in the open networking stack to deliver dynamic data plane services for dynamic computing environments like cloud, containers, and network functions virtualization (NFV), the design of FD.io is hardware, kernel, and deployment (bare metal, VM, container) agnostic.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Deploy an SDN Wired/Wireless Network with Open vSwitch* and Faucet*

In this article, learn how to configure a software defined networking (SDN)-enabled wired/wireless network using Open vSwitch* (OvS) with Faucet* (an open source SDN controller) through detailed instructions.

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Intel® QuickAssist Technology: Performance Debug

In this video, learn how to get good performance from Intel® QuickAssist Technology software. It describes the performance issues you might encounter, how to troubleshoot issues with appropriate tools, and how to address problems. Performance issues aren't always straightforward, and the video also discusses performance tradeoffs and provides additional resources.

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Enabling New Features in Kubernetes* for NFV

This document provides a summary of the following four new Kubernetes* features that Intel has developed and shows how they can be used in an NFV deployment: Multus CNI Plugin, SR-IOV CNI Plugin, Node Feature Discovery for SR-IOV VFs, and CPU Core Manager for Kubernetes.

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Register Today for the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization

At NetSoft 2017, a team of experts from Intel will present a tutorial titled "Fast Packet Processing in VNF using DPDK and FD.io."* In the tutorial, presenters will discuss how packet processing in the fast path involves looking up bit patterns and deciding on actions at line rate. This tutorial will talk about the various building blocks available to speed up packet processing—both hardware-based and software-based—and give hands-on lab experience on DPDK and FD.io fast path look up with the following sessions:

- "Introduction to Building Blocks," by Sujata Tibrewala, Network Technology Evangelist at Intel

- "DPDK HASH Library Hands-On Training," by Saikrishna Edupuganti, Researcher at Intel Labs

- "DPDK IP Pipeline Hands-On," by Muthurajan Jayakumar, Technical Marketing Engineer at Intel

- "FD.io VPP Architecture and Hands-On Training," by Sergio Gonzalez Monroy, Network Software Engineer, Intel

Date: Friday, July 7
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Bologna, Italy



Out of the Box Network Developers Events

Out of the Box Network Developers Celebrate OpenStack's* Seventh Birthday! (Santa Clara, CA)

Join the Out of the Box Network Developers and the Bay Area OpenStack* meet up group as we celebrate OpenStack's seventh birthday. At this all-day event, there will be hands-on sessions and demos by experts on Kubernetes* and OpenStack, OpenStack and Internet of things (IoT), Network Services Benchmark (NSB), and containers and software data plane: DPDK and FD.io*/VPP. Speakers from the Linux Foundation* will discuss the OPNFV* Plugfest/ETSI* Plug Test and its benefit to NFV developers. During the evening reception, special guest speaker Uri Elzur, CTO of Intel's Data Center Network Solution Group, will share his expertise in cloud networking.

For the most current information about the July meet up, go to the event webpage. Be sure to RSVP and sign up at the Eventbrite page to be entered into the raffle drawing.

Date: Thursday, July 27



Platform Transformation for NFV and SDN (Ireland)

Join us at the next meet up of Out of the Box Network Developers. The topic will be about platform transformation for NFV and SDN.

Details about the agenda to follow, so stay tuned!

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 9:30 am




More Events

If you missed the Intel® Developer Zone SDN/NFV Dev Lab last month in San Jose, or want to see a particular session again, several sessions from the event are now online. Watch the videos below at the Intel® Virtual Event center (free login required on the site).

Intel Developer Zone SDN/NFV Dev Lab - Part 1

- "Open Source Approach to Design and Deployment of Microservices-Based VNF," with Prem Sankar G, Principal Engineer, Ericsson

- "Cache Consistency: Requirements and Its Packet Processing Performance Implications," with Muthurajan Jayakumar, Technical Marketing Engineer

Intel Developer Zone SDN/NFV Dev Lab - Part 2

- "Improving Performance of Your Network Application Using Load Aware Libeventdev," with Sundar Vedantham, Sr. Technical Manager

- "NIC Strategy/Roadmap," with Jude Lee, Intel

Also, check the Out of the Box Network Developers Portland and Out of the Box Network Developers Bangalore meet up pages for information on future meet ups.


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Partner Publications

Intel and IP Infusion* Deliver Deterministic NFV Performance

The VirNOS* solution by IP Infusion* combines Intel performance technology with a proven control plane to offer stable performance, providing virtual routing/switching function for networking services like vPE, vCPE, IPsec, GW, etc.

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VeloCloud* and Intel Deliver SD-WAN Solutions for Communications Service Providers

VeloCloud Networks* is an Intel® Network Builders partner whose cloud-delivered SD-WAN solution enables enterprises and communications service providers (CommSPs) like EarthLink* to offer new services that utilize multiple WAN transports simultaneously and maximize bandwidth, while ensuring application performance.



Ecosystem Updates

Video: Transformation—Not Just a CommSP Challenge

The advent of NFV and SDN was a direct result of communications service providers recognizing the reality that they need to transform their networks, business models, and even corporate cultures in order to prepare for the opportunities and challenges presented by the IoT and 5G. In this panel from NFV World Congress, representatives from Nokia,* Intel, Orange,* and Verizon* discuss how this transformation extends to the vendor ecosystem as well, looking at how the ecosystem can help facilitate the CommSP commercial models of tomorrow by transforming the way its members do business today.

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Telco Systems* and Advantech* Partner on Open vCPE Portfolio for SMB Segment

Telco Systems* and the Networks & Communications Group of Advantech* recently announced a partnership between the two companies to provide an open vCPE solution enabling high-performance VNF services on cost-optimized hardware. The partnership between Telco Systems and Advantech enables the rapid deployment of Telco Systems' NFVTime* open vCPE across a range of Advantech white box appliances.

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ASOCS* Joins xRAN Foundation* to Help Shape Open Virtual RAN Architecture at the Edge

ASOCS* announced last month that it has joined the xRAN Foundation,* a consortium formed to develop, standardize, and promote an open alternative to the traditionally closed, hardware-based RAN architecture. ASOCS and the xRAN Foundation share the same vision and goals to transform today's static, highly-proprietary RAN infrastructure into an extensible, software-based service delivery platform capable of rapidly responding to changing user, application, and business needs. ASOCS joins Intel and several Intel® Network Builders members as members of the foundation.

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Italtel* Releases Announcements for NetMatch-S Cloud Inside* and Netwrapper* Products

Last month, Italtel* announced that Netwrapper*—a powerful enterprise SDN application that enables dynamic admission control for unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) services based on Cisco* Unified Communications Manager or other IP private branch exchanges (IP PBX)—has been included in the official Cisco GPL catalog. Netwrapper is the outcome of strong cooperation between Italtel and Cisco. Italtel also released a solution brief on the Intel® Network Builders site titled "Italtel and Intel Team Up for NFV Session Border Controllers," featuring its NetMatch-S Cloud Inside* virtual SBC.

Read more about the Netwrapper announcement here, and read the solution brief here.


Social Hub

Social Hub

Catch Up with the Community on 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 Avi Networks, the Linux Foundation,* and Metaswitch.*

Don't miss this upcoming webinar from our ecosystem:

"Distributed NFV – Moving from the PoC into the Real Environment for Deployment," with Sven Freudenfeld, Director Business Development Telecom Application Business Unit at Lanner Electronics* — Register 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.

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