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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    March 2021
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What's New

What's New?

Watch the Intel® Network Builders Technology vSummit Series

The last two sessions of our Intel® Network Builders Technology vSummit Series launched last month and are now available to watch on demand.

Network at the Edge vSummit – This vSummit explores technical trends, features and proof points as edge computing continues to evolve at a rapid pace across the network. Hear from Intel technology experts and Intel Network Builder partners Lenovo and Trilogy Networks.

Network Platforms, Security, and Services vSummit – Network security continues to be a critical element in delivering performant solutions across the networks. Watch sessions from industry experts at Intel, VMware, Zscaler, Palo Alto, F5 and Fortanix.



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.

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for Networking Usages – Part 1

Discover how platform technologies enable Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to better address 5G, cybersecurity, and network AI for cloud-native and virtual networks. – Watch Now

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for Networking Usages – Part 2

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors bring to market multiple technologies that improve security, packet processing and AI capabilities. This talk will address the key technologies and how they can be used to build efficient NFV solutions. – April 7

Innovation through Open Source and Collaborative Communities

Join us as we discuss Intel's efforts and investments around innovation through open source and collaborative communities. – May 5



Intel® Network Builders University Announces Seven New Courses

Intel® Network Builders University: Delivering Better Business Outcomes At The Edge

Join Renu Navale, VP and GM, Edge Computing & Ecosystem Enabling, Intel’s Network Platforms Group, and Steen Graham, GM, Edge AI Scale, Intel’s Internet of Things Group, Delivering Better Business Outcomes At The Edge in order to gain a deeper understanding of Intel’s strategy for the Edge and the products and programs in place.

Intel® Network Builders University Announces New OpenNESS Courses

Intel Network Builders University is expanding its OpenNESS program course offerings this month with the addition of five new courses which cover the architectural approach to edge computing adopted by OpenNESS and provide a walkthrough from an operational and deployment point of view. Topics include: APIs available in OpenNESS, example applications, reference configurations, accelerators, and 3GPP 5G network architecture.

Intel® Network Builders University Introduces Intel Solutions for Cloud Gaming

The Intel Network Builders University continues expanding its Visual Cloud program, with the addition of Intel Solutions for Cloud Gaming which includes specifics of the Android Cloud Gaming market. Hear from Dusty Robbins, Visual Cloud Gaming Segment Manager for Intel Corporation to learn more about the Cloud Gaming market, performance, and competition. Explore the current ecosystem and the disruptive impact of Cloud Gaming as a key workload for 5G.

More about the Intel® Network Builders University

With more than 309 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.

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: Arendai, Cohere Technologies, Digis Squared, Klas, Modaviti eMarketing, OKI, Sentry AI, and Xaptum.

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

Join Intel at Embedded World Digital

Join Intel at Embedded World Digital, March 1st - 5th, where we will be highlighting our latest products and solutions for edge computing. Attend our sessions or drop by our virtual booth to chat with product experts.

Register for free



Intel® Ethernet Controller 800 Series – Dynamic Device Personalization (DDP) for Telecommunications Workloads Technology Guide

This paper summarizes how Dynamic Device Personalization (DDP) is used with the Intel® Ethernet 800 Series for telecommunication deployments. It details documentation that lists the deployment elements.

Read the Paper



SR-IOV with Kubernetes - Networking and Observability Technology Guide

This guide describes implementations of SR-IOV with Kubernetes* that enable new advance networking and observability functionalities in cloud deployments.

Read the Paper



AF_XDP - High Performance for Cloud-Native Networking Technology Guide

A review of how Address-Family eXpress Data Path (AF_XDP), a socket type available in standard Linux, provides a viable choice for high performance packets networking into a Cloud-Native Network Function (CNF); includes support for Intel® network interface cards (NICs).

Read the Paper



Observability - Network Telemetry Reporting Solution Brief

This document reviews the Intel approach to observability with the Telemetry Insights Provider (TIP) developed by Intel and telemetry reports that provide actionable insights that management systems can use to take consequential actions.

Read the Paper


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Altiostar has released their new Solution Brief on RAN Transformation with Open Interfaces and Disaggregation

To address industry trends, Altiostar has developed Open virtualized RAN (Open vRAN), an open software platform with open interfaces that can be executed on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware platforms. Altiostar has worked to integrate its Open vRAN software solution with an ecosystem of COTS hardware partners like Intel Technologies. Running a RAN on general purpose hardware brings down the cost of deployment due to economies of scale. Meanwhile, open interfaces promote interoperability and programmability of the RAN.

Read the Solution Brief



CASwell Edge Appliance Offers Compute, Networking Performance

CASwell CAR-6011 combines performance of 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with flexibility of up to 24 Ethernet ports for packet-based edge applications, including data security.

Read the Paper



Ekinops OVP uCPE Consolidates Single Platform for Edge Devices

Eliminating the plethora of edge network and security devices, Ekinops’ uCPE platform enables service provider customers with automated and programmable solutions that consolidate enterprise edge IT infrastructure.

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How Harmonic’s CableOS Platform Reinvents Next-Gen Broadband Access for Unified DOCSIS and PON

Consolidating last mile technologies by disaggregating the access network. This paper covers a unique combination which enables MSO’s to leverage the next generation of access network technology, while extending the longevity of their existing network infrastructure without wholesale changes.

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NEXCOM NSA3190A Designed with 2.5G Ethernet for Wi-Fi 6

NEXCOM has developed its new NSA3190A network appliance to deliver the high throughput demanded by Wi-Fi 6. Through benchmark testing using the open source Data Plane Development Kit, the NSA3190A is shown to deliver significant throughput to meet the needs of Wi-Fi 6 networks.

Read the Paper



QCT’s COTS Hardware Powering the Cloud Native Infrastructure of Rakuten Communications Platform

During MWC Shanghai, QCT and its ecosystem partners have shared their vison on driving digital transformation with cloud native network. Register for the on-demand video to learn more about how QCT’s x86 servers with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are customized to increase capability for 5G RAN with same server SKU for DU and CU.

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Red Hat and Intel blaze a more flexible path to 5G services, from hybrid cloud networking to edge computing

Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s industry-leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, helps enable service providers as they transition to 5G cloud-native networks, especially towards 5G RAN and 5G core aspirations. This is paired with a full suite of feature-rich silicon, software and tools from Intel, including Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Ethernet Adapters, and OpenNESS (Open Network Edge Services Software) edge computing software toolkit. Red Hat OpenShift aided by OpenNESS, through a portfolio of Red Hat Certified Operators, optimizes the infrastructure to offer a whole new level of operational insight and management.

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Meet the New Wind River Studio

The new Wind River Studio is the first cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent edge systems that require security, safety, and reliability. Find out how the new Wind River Studio operator capabilities enable service providers to automate the deployment and management of the 5G edge cloud through a single pane of glass.

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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:

High-performance, Programmable Switch Solutions for Edge Data Centers, with Barry Davis, Exec. Director of Marketing and Manufacturing, Intel Corporation; Matt Roman - VP of Product Management and Marketing, Edgecore Networks; and Jeff Elpern – Director of Product Management, NoviFlow Inc. Live on April 1, then available on demand.

Enhancing Experience with 5G Edge Computing Platform, OpenNESS, with Chelladurai Adisesh, 5G Architect, Wipro; and Venkata Niteesha, 5G Consultant, Wipro. Live on March 9, then available on demand.

Certify Your Cloud Native Functions with Red Hat and Intel, with Paul Lancaster, Red Hat, and Sergey Patrushin, Intel. Live on March 2, then available 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

– Bryan Madden, Marketing Director – @maddsey

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