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

What's New?

Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE – ADVA Ensemble Connector* Configurations

Last month, Intel and ADVA announced the new Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE with ADVA Ensemble Connector.* These universal CPE (uCPE) systems bring the powerful performance of Intel® Xeon® D processor-based systems to the edge of communication service provider networks for agile service provisioning. They incorporate Ensemble Connector, which is designed to host multivendor VNFs. The platform comes with advanced networking support, including MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliant services, support for popular virtual routing protocols, and for industry-standard encapsulation and tunneling formats. The Ensemble Connector also supports OpenStack* controller and OpenStack Compute for cloud services.

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Lineup of Verified Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE Expands

Several Intel® Network Builders ecosystem members recently announced newly verified Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE, using either the Ubuntu* or new ADVA Ensemble Connector* configurations. These solutions reduce complexity in deploying a broad set of network services and have been verified by Intel to meet a specified minimum level of workload-optimized performance capability.



High Priority Applications Deserve Predictable High Performance

Learn about the new Intel® Ethernet 800 Series.

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Featured Event

Highlights from Network Virtualization & SDN Europe 2019

Following up on the Innovation Summits delivered last year in Madrid and Singapore, the Intel® Network Builders Program delivered an Innovation Summit in conjunction with the Network Virtualization Europe in Berlin. This exclusive summit focused on the communications service provider community, bringing a mixture of keynotes and panel discussions with industry leaders on the transformation of the network from end to end. A recap of the agenda and full presentations can be found on the event site here.



Intel® Network Builders University Announces New Visual Cloud and Basic Training Courses

The Intel Network Builders University introduces a new course on Intel® Infrastructure Management Technologies to its Basic Training Program and two new courses on rendering to its Visual Cloud Program. The Rendering 101 and 201 courses are designed to build off each other and provide a broad overview from graphics and visualization to a more detailed look at the Intel® Rendering Framework.

New Basic Training Program Courses this month:



New Visual Cloud Courses this month:



More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 189 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 two learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University. 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: Centre for Development of Telematics,* Daisho Group Corporation,* and Lavelle Networks.*

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

High Performance Networking with Kubernetes

Abdul Halim, Cloud Software Engineer at Intel talks about Intel's collaboration with the cloud native community and how it's opened the door to Kubernetes for telco and communications service providers in the latest blog from the Open Source Voices Series.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Affirmed Networks* Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Benchmarks with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

A virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) enables communications service providers to reduce cost by moving core network components of the long-term evolution (LTE) network from high-cost dedicated hardware to low-cost commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. This document illustrates the high performance of the Affirmed Networks virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) solution on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280L processors.

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Open Source Innovation for Network from Canonical*

5G innovations will impact a broad range of industries, from medicine and automotive to AI and augmented reality. Companies face challenges, however, when building cloud-native applications and edge solutions. Stephan Fabel, Director of Product at Canonical, talks about the work that the company is doing with Intel and the open source community to help customers bring these innovations to market.

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Dell EMC* and Intel Demonstrate NSB for Next-Gen Data Centers

Network Services Benchmarking (NSB), part of the OPNFV* Yardstick project, allows evaluation of network functions virtualization infrastructure and virtual network functions to ensure conformance to performance requirements. Dell EMC* and Intel devised a test using PROX to show NSB capabilities using PowerEdge* Servers and Dell Networking Switches.



Foxconn* Integrates Facial Recognition Into 5G MEC Platform

Foxconn* has developed multi-access edge computing (MEC) servers based on Intel® technology with all of the necessary components—from facial recognition software to IP cameras—for smart building and smart warehouse applications. Asia Pacific Telecom (APT)* worked with Foxconn to implement a smart building attendance management system. The system has been installed in a commercial building in Taipei for daily operation.

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Accelerate Nuage Networks* Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) with Intel Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710

A new efficient Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution so you can deploy your cloud infrastructure with confidence.

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QCT* Demonstrates VNF Scaling Using Autoscale 2.0

Updated autoscaling framework for Intel® Rack Scale Design supports multiple workloads and quality of service integration. Quanta* demonstrates autoscale closed loop operation using QCT NFV infrastructure with ONAP* and ASTRI* vEPC.

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Tiledmedia* 360VR Business Brief

Streaming 360VR is a great way to reach multiple audiences. Tiledmedia’s ClearVR* solution optimized with Intel® Scalable Video Technology HEVC encoder enables quality VR streaming over existing networks.

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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 ADVA,* HPE,* Lenovo,* and Supermicro,*

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

"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* on June 20thRegister Now

"uCPE Powered by Modularity,"* with Oren Benisty, EVP Strategic Sales at Silicom* and Purvi Thakkar, Solutions Marketing Manager for Intel Select Solutions for the Network at Intel – Watch Now

"5G: Dynamically Sliced, Differentially Priced," with Manish Singh, Sr. VP of Network Services at Tech Mahindra* – Watch Now

"Enable the Edge: Orchestration and Automation for Edge Computing," with David Carrera, Scientific Director at NearbyComputing* – Watch Now

"Achieving uCPE Success with ADVA* and Intel," with Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer OF Edge Cloud at ADVA Optical Networking* and Sab Gosal, Segment Director for Network Security & Appliances at Intel’s Network Platform Group. – Watch Now

"Scaling NFV Firewall Services: from Edge to Core… and back again," with Stefan Brodin from Clavister* – 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

– 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

– Sandra Rivera, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group – @SandraLRivera

– 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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