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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
   MAY 2015
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What's New?
What's New?

Intel® Network Builders now has 150+ partners, 6 end users and continues to grow!

Our program continues to grow rapidly with the ever-increasing support of our ecosystem partners.

We are extremely pleased to announce our newly added End Users, namely, China Telecom, Etisalat, NTT labsSK Telecom with America Movil and Telefonica already members.

Intel Network Builders, with the continued support from partners and end users, will work to accelerate the transition to SDN and NFV. Collaboration between partners is key to moving POC solutions to trials and deployments.



Welcome To Our New Partners

ASSIA Inc, Cisco Systems, Cloudify by Gigaspaces, Ecode Networks, Italtel, Kapsch, Stratus Technologies, Telenity Inc



Mobile App Launch

The Intel Network Builders website is now easier to use with the introduction of our mobile apps, available on iOS as well as Android! Login or Sign in now to explore the Member Portal, collaborate through NetworkIn, register for our events, and access our podcasts!

Download instructions:

Simply Search for "Intel Network Builders" in your app store.


Click here to download from Apple iTunes store.

Sign in instructions:

If you are a registered company, you should be able to join as a secondary user here.



Member Portal: Updated FAQ and more on NetworkIn



Ecosystem Hosting Infrastructure

A remote access hosting infrastructure based on Intel architecture based servers, Intel Ethernet NICs, and other ingredients (such as DPDK (data plane development kit), Intel QuickAssist Technology, etc.) is available for Intel Network Builder partners that want to test and optimize their solutions. This infrastructure will allow for faster onboarding and validation. It will provide technical support at the hosting site and in some cases custom configurations. This will allow the Intel Network Builder ecosystem to work together to develop new ideas for reference architectures and POCs, develop a methodology to test software ingredients alone or in combination with others, deliver marketing proof points (perf benchmarks, collateral, POC, Reference Architecture etc.), and optimize for performance.

Viosoft is the third party who will host the lab. They are located in Santa Clara, CA . If you have a current need to accelerate onboarding and optimizations for your solutions, please contact Anju Saraswat at anju.a.saraswat@intel.com to discuss the process to get into the hosting lab.


Technology Spotlight
Technology Spotlight

Using DPDK with Intel® Architecture to Capitalize on the Power of NFV

Read our latest Solutions Brief to discover how equipment vendors are using DPDK with Intel® Architecture to consolidate workloads on a single, simplified, scalable platform.

Network functions virtualization (NFV) allows service providers to break the ties that bind their network functions to a particular hardware platform. Moving from a proprietary platform to a general-purpose platform yields improved flexibility and increased efficiency as software-based network functions can be controlled from a central location and deployed dynamically as needed. Merging workloads to a single platform makes it easier to implement multi-function and multi-vendor solutions in record time.

A successful transition to a general-purpose platform relies on increasing performance and reducing latency issues - especially for interrupt-intensive, packet processing workloads. Platforms based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family, and developed with Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), are designed for demanding network applications and can significantly reduce latency and any impact it may have.

Intel® ONP Release 1.4

This will be available and ready for you to download from Intel 01.org on June 3rd . This major release introduces new capabilities, system stability, and performance improvements delivered through OpenStack Kilo release and Open vSwitch with DPDK. Stay tuned for more details!

Intel ONP Server Reference Architecture Accelerates SDN/NFV Transformation

This webcast will provide an overview of how Intel is helping drive the industry transformation to SDN/NFV in Telco, Cloud and Enterprise markets. Intel ONP Server is a reference architecture that integrates Open Source and hardware elements optimized for SDN/NFV. This platform eases solution development and accelerates SDN/NFV adoption and deployments.



Partner News & Collaboration
Partner News & Collaboration

Solutions Brief

Network Performance Enforcement (NPE) by Saisei

To empower WAN link utilization at 95% or more without delaying traffic flow, losing connections, or buffering or queuing, Saisei uses patented technology that enables every user to get a fair and equitable share of bandwidth with a great quality of experience. NPE represents a class of solutions – FlowCommand, FlowEnforcer and FlowVision that combine real-time, in-line visibility, control, and security of application flows in a scalable architecture designed for the modern world of mobile, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT).



Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN by VeloCloud

VeloCloud provides the flexibility and economies of the Hybrid WAN combined with the deployment speed and low maintenance of cloud-based services. Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN boosts the service level of standard broadband links by implementing a number of patent pending technologies, including Dynamic Multi-Path, Forward Error Correction, real time analytics. VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Service can be quickly installed and deployed in minutes.



RCC-VE Platform by ADI Engineering

It delivers necessary virtualization, packet processing, security, and computing capabilities in a compact, power-optimized form factor. The platform is based on the Intel® Atom® processor C2000 product family. Using this the OEMs, carriers, and system integrators can deploy the platform to extend NFV from the data center to the network edge. Bringing NFV to the CPE and Network edge this solution enables lower costs and flexible service delivery compared to today’s stack of single-function devices in homes and businesses.



Enhancing Network Analytics for Virtualized Networks using Sideband SightSensor Platform (SSP)

Intel® Technology Sideband reference SSP devices are built using Intel x86 processors, including elements of Intel® Core™ i5 processors, Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 V2. Sideband SSP solution come in a variety of capacities to match the size of the LAN, handling traffic up to 40 Gbps. The SSP 2000, for example, offers four 10 Gbps links of connectivity and the ability to perform DPI on more than 10 Gbps of traffic. Sideband’s suite of tools offers live tracking, finding, tagging of data and recommends fixes of intermittent issues while they are still active.



Connectem's Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM)

Connectem’s VCM is a software-based mobile networking platform that provides EPC control plane, packet processing, session management, and interface handling module functionality for 4G/LTE networks. The VCM takes advantage of Intel-based server and data plane technology. It is a self-contained core network that includes all of the necessary EPC functionality and more.



Avi Networks Cloud Application Delivery Platform (CADP)

Avi Networks Cloud Application Delivery Platform (CADP) is a software solution that utilizes real-time application visibility and end-user insights to optimize application delivery. It enables CSPs to offer rich application delivery services, such as elastic load balancing, application security, application acceleration, and real-time monitoring and analytics to tenant applications. The native integration with cloud management platforms, such as OpenStack, ensures rapid deployment/provisioning and out-of-the-box automation.




Nakina’s NI-FRAMEWORK is a comprehensive MANO enablement software platform providing a set of abstraction and mediation interfaces and capabilities. NI-FRAMEWORK is an open platform, enabling third-party application, orchestration systems, and OSS to leverage its massive scalability. All of Nakina’s network integrity applications leverage the power of NI-FRAMEWORK.



Artesyn Centellis Virtualization Platform (VP)

To address the requirements of NFVI domains, Artesyn has worked closely with Intel to develop the Artesyn Centellis Virtualization Platform (VP), a carrier-class virtualization platform optimized with server, hypervisor and networking technology to provide a complete NFVI solution and become a true, high-performance NFV node in a telecom environment.



Partner Summits

Network Builders Summit at NFV World Congress

Kicking off a full series of events in 2015, the Intel Network Builders team delivered a successful Summit in conjunction with the NFV World Congress.Our ecosystem gathered for PoC presentations, panel discussions and technical deep dives into top-of-mind topics such as DPDK and Service Assurance. The day started with a keynote presentation by Nikhil Jayaram, VP of Data Center Group, CTO Network Platforms Group and came to a close with an evening reception where participants were able to spend some quality networking time.

Thank you to all that attended this event and made it a success. If you were not able to attend, please make sure to check out our webinar calendar for a chance to see the materials presented once again, and register now for our upcoming events below.



Intel Network Builders Leadership Event in conjunction with Network Virtualization and SDN World

Join us for an afternoon of presentations from our ecosystem partners, learn about the trends that are shaping the industry today and stay for our networking evening reception where you can view demos from several partners and spend time meeting new contacts. Please visit our event page for the full agenda and further details.

Event Details:

When: May 26, 13:00 – 17:00 (Event), 17:00 – 19:00 (Evening Reception and Ecosystem Demos)

Where: The Lancaster Hotel, London

Register Today!



Intel Network Builders Evening Reception in conjunction with Big Telecom

Start your Big Telecom experience June 8th by joining us for an evening of peer to peer engagement where ecosystem partners and end users will have the opportunity to engage with Intel and industry leaders and drive the network transformation to the next level.

Event Details:

When: June 8, 17:00 – 19:00

Where: W Hotel of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Register Today!

Don’t forget to save the date! The 2015 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco is happening August 18-20, and Intel Network Builders is hosting a summit on August 17.




CenturyLink to Deploy Cyan Orchestrator

CenturyLink and Cyan announced that CenturyLink will offer NFV-enhanced services to enterprise & SMB customers based on Cyan Blue Planet Orchestrator.
Learn More


LG U+ Selects Affirmed Networks

LG U+ has teamed with Affirmed Networks to allow LG U+ to enable new networks and services upon NFV across both wired and wireless networks.


Sandvine Expands Digicel Deployment

Sandvine announced that Digicel Group is using Sandvine’s Network Policy Control solutions to offer their subscribers innovative service plans.


Overture wins TMC Award

TMC has honored Overture Networks’ big data analytics solution, Ensemble Service Intelligence, as a 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award winner.


Procera Selected by Savvius

Savvius has selected Procera’s Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) to deliver real-time, application-aware network capture & analysis.


Advantech introduces their NFV Elasticity initiative

Advantech’s new program will support consistent, scalable platforms based on Intel Architecture, with server-class processors that can run Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) at almost any location in the network.


Silicom launches new HW Accelerator Compression PCI Express Server Adapter

The product is based on an on-chip HW accelerator, the Intel communication chipset 89xx family. Silicom’s PCI Express Server adapters support Intel QuickAssist Technology for Hardware Compression accelerator engines.


Artesyn releases two new Media processing platforms

That enable highest density multiscreen and cloud video transcoding- Uses Xeon, I7’s, Intel Graphics, and Intel Ethernet in addition to the Intel MSDK. Learn More


Upcoming Opportunities
Upcoming Opportunities


Link to Podcast page.

End to End Solutions with NFV – Intel® Chip Chat: Network Insights episode 5

Networks for the Next Generation of Mobile - Intel® Chip Chat: Network Insights Podcast episode 4




Link to Webinar Registration page

Live on May 12, 2015 at 8:00am PST - What's New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1

Key Open Source Efforts for SDN and NFV with ConteXtream & Intel



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