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

What's New?

Featured Events

Register Now for Network Virtualization & SDN Europe

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.

Intel Network Builder Ecosystem Partners may attend the main conference (May 22-23) at a 50% discount by registering HERE and using the code INTELEUROPE50.

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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.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

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.

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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.

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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.

Learn More


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 Affirmed Networks,* Cisco,* and Veryx Technologies*

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

"5G: Dynamically Sliced, Diferently Priced," with Manish Singh, Sr. VP of Network Services at Tech Mahindra* on May 28thRegister Now

"Enable the Edge: Orchestration and Automation for Edge Computing," with David Carrera, Scientific Director at NearbyComputing* on May 23rdRegister Now

"Scaling NFV Firewall Services: from Edge to Core… and back again," with Stefan Brodin from Clavister* on May 14thRegister Now

"Is Software the Key to Network Modernization?" with Kim Gibbons, Chief Marketing Officer at NetNumber* – Watch Now

"The Case for Managed Home Wi-Fi," with David Stevenson, CRO at ASSIA and Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, PhD, Consulting Chief Scientist at ASSIA – Watch Now

"vRouter Solutions for Internet Service Providers: Border Router, BNG and CG-NAT," with Kelly LeBlanc, VP of Marketing at 6WIND,* and Yann Rapaport, VP of Product Management at 6WIND* – 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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