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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    June 2021
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What's New

What's New?

Intel® Network Builders Partners Drive Further Innovation with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

The newest 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are engineered for modern network workloads, targeting low latency, high throughput, deterministic performance, and high performance per watt. As more Intel® Network Builders partners test and adopt these processors, they are setting new benchmarks for performance.

Metaswitch SBC Tests Show 26% Media Transcoding Improvement

To demonstrate the performance of Metaswitch’s Perimeta SBC, the company teamed up with Intel to test the media transcoding, signaling, and passthrough capabilities of the software on a server powered by the latest 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor. Tests showed a 26% increase in media transcoding, 15% increase in signaling, and 15% increase in RTP passthrough performance.

Increasing Performance and Density for Real-Time Video Transcoding

Synamedia increases transcoding channels per node on 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, including up to a 30% improvement for SD transcoding and up to 33% for FHD and UHD.



Join Us for the Intel® Network Builders Insights Series

Our monthly Intel® Network Builders Insights Series provides insight into the latest Intel strategies, product lines, technologies, and programs that are driving network innovation from edge to cloud.

To learn more, please register via the links here and add to your calendar. Attend live for an interactive Q&A or watch on-demand after the recording.

Introduction to a Cloud Native Approach for Packet Processing with Kubernetes CNI – The needs for packet processing in a Kubernetes environment continue to evolve, and we have seen that many Cloud Native Functions require higher performance than offered by conventional networking solutions. To achieve the performance needs of these applications while continuing to support abstraction from the physical network interfaces, an interface called AF_XDP (Address Family - Express Data Path) is described along with potential use cases. A key part of this is to support the existing Kubernetes abstractions such as CNI (Container Network Interface), and to be based off of Linux network driver interfaces. Comparisons to existing alternatives will also be addressed. – June 2

Intel SoC Products for Emerging Edge and vRAN Applications – Join Intel architects and business leaders to learn about how Intel SoC products (Intel® Xeon® D Processors & Intel Atom® Processors) help accelerate development and deployment solutions for the emerging Edge and vRAN use cases along with other applications in SD/WAN, uCPE, Security and other network infrastructure appliances. The session will focus on specific use cases that are already deployed and how these enable new revenue growing opportunities. Technical discussion will include key performance and value that Intel SoCs bring to indoor and outdoor deployments. – July 14



Intel® Network Builders University

Intel® Network Builders University announces the new Cloud Native training program, designed to advance the cloud-native approach to building and running applications which can fully leverage the benefits of the cloud computing model to develop and utilize scalable applications in modern, dynamic cloud environments. The Cloud Native program within the Intel® Network Builders University approaches key cloud-native principles of microservices, containers, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), and dynamic cloud-based management in order to educate and empower communication services providers to build their 5G network with cloud-native designs.

Cloud Infrastructure for Network Functions – Requirements and Testing (4 Chapters)

In this course, Dana Nehama, Director of Product Management Network Cloud and Petar Torre, Principle Engineer at Intel Corporation, discuss the cloud native requirements and testing activities that Intel has been driving with partners and the CNCF community. – Watch Now

More about the Intel® Network Builders University

Featuring 264 courses available and new content released each month, The Intel® Network Builders University includes a broad collection of online content and face-to-face technical training to help technical professionals in the network industry to improve their knowledge of key Intel® technologies, industry trends, and technical aspects of NFV deployments. 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.

Custom Training Pathways are customized training programs developed to address specific training requirements for Intel® Network Builders University members. Custom pathways allow for customized and confidential training content, which is only visible by your employees. Custom pathways can be coupled with Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities to offer one click access directly to the content or can be included in an API allowing direct import to your internal learning portals. If you are interested in learning more about custom pathways, please contact the Network Builders program.



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 and end users: AMI, FogHorn Systems, Graphiant, MediaKind, NetFoundry, RADAR, Rafay System, Turnium Technology Group and VSBLTY, Inc.

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

Meetup: Accelerate Your Edge Performance with OpenNESS Data Plane CNIs

Please join our next Edge Developer Meetup Series on June 9th at 5 pm PST. Muthurajan Jayakumar (M Jay) will go through the OpenNESS high performance Data Plane CNIs – SR-IOV, DPDK CNI plug-ins.

Register Now


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Broadpeak Delivers High-Performance CDN Benchmarking Tool

Leveraging Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and DPDK, this new software-based tool delivers realistic benchmarks, improving CDN performance and video quality experience for pay-TV operators.

Clavister NetShield Firewall Throughput Scales Linearly

Tests by Clavister of virtual services-based firewall using 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPU shows packet throughput rates increase as more cores are incorporated, demonstrating linear scalability for firewalling in a 5G environment.

Cloudify, RAD Develop Reference Stack for Mass uCPE Deployment

Combining Cloudify orchestrator with RAD’s vCPE-OS (and RADview domain orchestrator) on Intel® architecture uCPE enables convergence of communication, information, and operational technology services at network and customer edges.

FRINX Tests Performance of Model-Driven Network Automation

Tests using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based servers show FRINX UniConfig can scale to 50,000 CPE devices or 2,000 service provider routers with all updates to the config data store performed in 29 msec or less in 95% of the tests.

All-New Network Appliance Powered by The 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor

NCA-6520 will deliver enhanced performance for network security workloads through increased processor cores, higher memory bandwidth and faster input/output, offering up to 1.94x more secure networking connections and achieve significantly faster speeds to support cloud, edge and work-from-home use cases.

5G in a Box: The Game-Changer for Telco Industry Leaders

The 5G-in-a-box solution from Lenovo, Nearby Computing and Casa Systems covers all the aspects related to disaggregated, virtual radio access network (vRAN) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) deployable in a variety of scenarios, from Non-Public Mobile Networks (NPM) to Telco Edge and hybrid clouds.

Optimizing pooling gains can reduce TCO by up to 42%

There are multiple migration paths to Open RAN and each operator has the flexibility to pick the path best suited to meet its needs and budget in its network.

Network Optimized Intel® Select Solutions with QCT IronCloud NFVI Platform

QCT continues accelerating 5G cloud-native transformation from data center to edge, delivering network optimized Intel® Select Solutions on the 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform for CDN, NFVI forwarding, and FlexRAN.


Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem’s latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit Social Hub.

Blog Posts

Case Study: Delivering Video and TCP Optimization, Using Intel Processors


5G and Edge Computing Converge – Shamik Mishra, CTO of Connectivity at Capgemini Engineering, talks with Intel podcast host Jake Smith about why edge computing and 5G connectivity is creating a convergence that will enable industrial automation, AI and analytics, smart city infrastructure, and a number of enterprise use cases.


Introduction to Multifunctional Server Switch and Load Balancer for Data Centers, with Milson Liu, Sales Manager, Caswell & Petr Kastovsky, Product Line Manager, Intel – June 23

Upgrading 5G & AIoT Performance with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, with Shawn Li, Sales Director, Intel; Ben Shen, Director, Advantech; Barry Chang, Manager, Advantech; and Vincent Yen, Manager, Advantech – June 8

Creating Visual Cloud Solutions Using Open Visual Cloud Reference Pipelines, with Craig Hurst, Director; Xintian Wu, Engineer; and Moloti Nakampe, African Business Integration at Intel – Watch On-Demand




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

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