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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    JULY 2019
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What's New?

What's New?

Featured Upcoming Events

Network Virtualization & SDN Asia – Singapore - September 11-12

Intel is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Network Virtualization & SDN Asia, part of TechXLR8 Asia in Singapore this fall. Join the virtual network for two days of high quality content in five content streams: Edge Computing & Network Slicing, AI & Automation, Orchestration & Service Assurance, Cloud Native Infrastructure, and Open Source.

Intel Network Builder Ecosystem Partners may attend the main conference (September 11-12) at a 50% discount by registering HERE and using the code INTELASIA50.

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Save the Dates! Intel Network Builders Partner Summits

Join for us for two upcoming Intel Network Builders Partner Summits. These exclusive summits will bring to you the latest technologies driving the evolution of network infrastructure as the industry works to meet the ever increase demand of a connected world.

Learn from industry experts on topics surrounding virtualization and automation in the era of cloud and edge. Don't miss the opportunity to share insights with members of the Intel Network Builders community and expand your technical skills with presentations from industry leaders.



Intel® Network Builders University Announces Three New Visual Cloud Courses

The Intel Network Builders University continues expanding its Visual Cloud Program this month with the addition of three new courses covering the topics of the Open Visual Cloud and an Introduction to Immersive Media.

New courses this month:



Intel® Network Builders University Announces New Intel® Technologies and Platforms Program

This program provides courseware related to the growing portfolio of Intel products and technologies delivering solutions to help the networking industry, including Communication Service Providers and the ecosystem, to bring advanced performance and intelligence from the core of the data center to the network edge.

New courses this month:



More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 190 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 and the public through a simple registration 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.



Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners: Armortech Technology Limited,* Dejero,* and Institute for Information Industry.* We also welcome our new end user member, Viettel Group.*

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

Disaggregation and the Virtual Network

Current NFV implementation trends, how network transformation evolves beyond virtualization, benefits of software and hardware disaggregation to implement cross-domain modular services, and gives examples on how it applies on 5G distributed Radio and Core. By Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading.

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Exploring Intel® QAT on MX series blade servers

Integrated Intel® QuickAssist Technology on the MX blade servers provides beneficial CPU offloads for encryption and compression operations. Quantitative examples are described, including information on how to enable and use this feature of the chipset.

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Intel® Select Solutions for the Network

Intel Select Solutions for the Network offer consistent building blocks to enable deployment of optimized, open infrastructure, multi-vendor solutions. By Purvi Thakkar.

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Debug and Test DPDK Applications with Testpmd

Debug and test your DPDK application with Testpmd, a built-in DPDK tool to display and verify Poll Mode Driver related features supported by a NIC. By Wenzhuo Lu.

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F5* BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager on HPE ProLiant* Servers Performance Benchmarking

In this test report, EANTC evaluates the performance of a virtualize SGi firewall provided by F5 Networks and hosted on HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 servers provided by HPE. Through the testing process, the F5 solution showed readiness for large-scale deployment scenarios.

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Case Study of Scaled-Up SKT* 5G MEC Reference Architecture

Testing of the SKT 5G MEC software running on Intel® architecture server boards, including benchmarking data and instructions on how to replicate the tests.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Advantech SKY* Servers Verified as Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI v2

Learn more about Advantech's new verified Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI, built on 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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Altiostar* Delivers Virtual RAN Solution for Mobile Network Operators

vRAN solution from Altiostar is based on Open RAN model and includes radio access software that leverages Intel® solutions for baseband units.

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Aricent* Demonstrates 4G Cloud RAN Evolution to 5G Using FlexRAN

Aricent's* cost-effective Cloud RAN offering leverages FlexRAN reference solution running on Intel® architecture servers to provide mobile network operators (MNOs) with a flexible, high-performance Cloud RAN solution that can evolve to support 5G networks.

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Cloud Storage & Services with CASwell R-5211*

The CASwell R-5211, as an Intel® Select Solution for NFVI, provides a combination of big cloud storage capacity and high-performance computing power with two Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8176 processors, while also being flexible enough for easy upgrading.

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Benchmarking Versa Secure SD-WAN* on Dell EMC* Servers

Layer 2-3 test performance of the Versa Secure SD-WAN solution on a Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) 4600 powered by Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processor demonstrates up to 6 Gbps¹ of throughput using a real-world mix of packet sizes for SD-WAN with embedded next-generation firewall and intrusion protection.

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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 6WIND,* BISDN,* JMA Wireless,* Quanta Cloud Technology,* Viosoft* and ZTE.*

Check out the latest Blog: "User Plane Innovations Enable Profitable 5G Service," by Alex Quach, General Manager of Wireline and Core Network Division at Intel – Read the Blog

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

"Mobile Network Performance Problems are About to Get Worse: Now What?" with Diego Lozano de Fournas, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Spirent* and Ram Garapaty, Sr. Product Manager, Spirent* – on September 10 – Register Now

"Transforming Experiences in the Media & Entertainment Industry with 5G Arch," with Subhas Mondal, Chief Architect – 5G at Wipro* and L. Ganesh Kumar, Principal Consultant at Wipro* – Watch Now

"HCL BluGenie* Solution Overview," with Ramesh Sriraman, Head of the Telecom Center of Excellence at HCL Technologies Ltd.* – Watch Now

"Open Source for the 4th Industrial Revolution," with Shane Dewing, Sr. Director Software Strategy and Open Source, Industrial Solutions Division, Internet of Things at Intel – Watch Now

"Turning the 5G Network into an Agile Monetization Platform," with Alla Goldner, TSC Member and Usecase Subcommittee Chair, ONAP and Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization at Amdocs* and Ofer Farkash, Product & Solutions marketing manager at Amdocs* – 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 @IntelNetwork on Twitter* or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Brian Aherne, Director Communications Infrastructure & General Manager Intel Shannon – @aherne_brian

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

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

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

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

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

– Bryan Madden, Director of Marketing, Network Platforms Group – @maddsey

– Dan McNamara, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network and Custom Logic Group – @DanRMcNamara

– Renu Navale, Senior Director, Edge Services & Industry Enabling, Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Program Management, General Manager Network Platforms Group – @jeni_p

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

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

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000

– Chandresh Ruparel, Director of Ecosystem Strategy and Intel® Network Builders – @ChandreshR01

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

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

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