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Intel is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Network Virtualization & SDN Europe in Berlin later this spring. Join the virtual network for three days of high quality content in six content streams: The Road to 5G, Cloud Native Infrastructure, New Services, Network Automation, Open Source Models, and Realizing ROI.
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Highlights from Big 5G Denver 2019
At the Big 5G event in Denver last week, Intel unveiled new projects and alliances that will drive further innovation in the Intel Select space:
ADVA announced that Intel has added Ensemble Connector as part of its Intel Select Solution for universal customer premises (uCPE). Ensemble Connector is a carrier-class virtualization platform equipped for automated deployment at scale. As part of the Intel Select Solution for uCPE, it will help to accelerate service provisioning, streamline management and reduce costs. With its embedded cloud, Ensemble Connector provides NFV infrastructure and offers several key benefits for uCPE, including platform security, zero touch provisioning and access to Ensemble Harmony, the market’s largest ecosystem of VNFs. Ensemble Connector running on Intel architecture in an optimized configuration gives customers a best-in-breed hardware-software solution that is pre-integrated and ready to deploy.
To learn more about Adva’s Ensemble Connector, see the blog from Prayson Pate, Adva’s CTO.
Highlights from NAB 2019
At NAB 2019, Intel unveiled new projects and alliances that will drive further innovation in the Visual Cloud space:
Intel and Netflix* joined forces and delivered Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1), a highly efficient next generation AV1 codec, optimized for Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors into open source. SVT-AV1 addresses a broad range of use cases from VOD to Live streaming of 4K content in AV1 (first in the industry) making AV1 commercially viable.
Intel also announced a new project called Open Visual Cloud; a set of pre-defined reference pipelines for various target visual cloud services. Open Visual Cloud reference pipelines are based on existing Intel-optimized open source ingredients.
Open Source MANO Hackfest (Santa Clara) - May 13th -17th
Intel is hosting the 6th Open Source MANO Hackfest. Open Source MANO (OSM) is a European Telecommunications Standards Institute hosted project to develop an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack aligned with ETSI NFV. The Hackfest will be co-located with the OSM #7 plenary meeting, offering a great opportunity to share and learn with OSM developers and module leaders, as well as explore further opportunities for collaboration. Intel will also be hosting OSM's first ever VNF Day on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 as a follow up to the highly successful 5G Day held during the last OSM Hackfest in Barcelona. Participation to OSM Hackfest and VNF Day is free and open to all for Registration. Please contact the Intel Open Source MANO MARCOM Committee, Mona Hrapkowicz (Chair) and Nicolette Oki (MarComm Lead) from NPG at Intel for additional information.
Out of the Box Network Developers (Santa Clara) - May 28th
Register now for the May 28 meet up of the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up Group. Speakers from AT&T, Juniper Networks, Lumina Networks and Intel will share their insights on topics such as Intel® Select Solutions, Tungsten Fabric, OpenDaylight and Network Service Mesh integration demo, Akraino, Visual Cloud and Intel® Resource Director. For more information, agenda and updates, go to the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up page.
Network Transformation Experience Kits Now Available
With the launch of Cascade Lake and to ease the path to network transformation, on April 2nd, Intel announced the newly created Network Transformation Experience Kits! The kits offer best practice architecture and development guidelines addressing industry needs in automation, interfaces standardization, data plane acceleration, security and more. To learn about the Network Transformation Experience Kits that can ease and shorten your time-to-market, please visit the new Intel Network Builder site: INB Network Transformation Experience Kits.
Use Yardstick NSB and ONAP to Onboard and Validate VNF Performance
Sriram Rupanagunta of Aarna Networks describes a six-step methodology for VNF performance validation and onboarding tasks using Yardstick Network Service Benchmarking and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). He provides in-depth instructions that walk you through the entire process.
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