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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    NOVEMBER 2018
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What's New?

What's New?

Intel® Network Builders University Introduces a new Management and Orchestration course

The Management & Orchestration (MANO) Program provides an overview of different MANO techniques and updates on industry initiatives.

The newest course:

Containers Networking – Overview and Deployments is an overview of Containers Networking today, and provides detail of the functional and performance gaps addressed by two key deployment models; Bare Metal and Unified infrastructures. In addition, you will learn more about the Bare Metal Containers Experience Kits and how you can get engaged with dedicated projects.

Take the course here

There are more than 125 courses available across five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese & Korean), with new content released each month. The online portion of the university is available to all Intel® Network Builders program members and the public through a simple registration here. Intel Network Builders University is one of two learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the two learning centers.

Please take a look and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.



Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners Edgecore Networks,* Lumina Networks,* Smart Edge,* Virtulocity Networks* and Wiwynn Corporation.*

We also welcome new end user members Airtel,* Orange* and SingTel.*

To see all our ecosystem members, visit the Ecosystem Partners page and the End User Members page on our website.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Vhost/Virtio Zero-Packet-Loss Configuration Optimization

Learn about workload partitioning for your packet processing application using the DPDK Event Device Library. By Lei Yao.

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Yardstick NSB: Install and Configure to Measure NFVI/VNF Performance

Part 1 shows in detail how to install Yardstick-NSB on bare metal, where this second tutorial shows how to run Yardstick-NSB for characterizing an NFV infrastructure (NFVI)/VNF. By Loc Nguyen.

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IP Multicast Support in Open vSwitch*

IP multicast is a method of sending network packets to a group of interested receivers in a single transmission. This article provides information about multicast support in Open vSwitch* (OvS) and how to configure it for a single physical/virtual network with IGMP-based multicast. By Sugesh Chandran.

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How to Characterize Core Utilization in Terms of Packet Receiving for DPDK-based Applications

This recipe applies the Input and Output analysis of the Intel® VTune™ Amplifier to characterize Core utilization in terms of packet receiving for DPDK-based application. By Roman Khatko and Ilia Kurakin.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Ecosystem Updates

Amdocs* Partners with Fortinet* and Versa Networks* to Deploy Pre-integrated, Extensible Orchestration Solution for Service Provider SD-WAN, SDN and NFV with Advanced Security Services

Amdocs* solution reduces the time and risk of launching SD-WAN services, and delivers agility, automation and scale in SD-WAN operations, ensuring faster time-to-market, quick monetization, and differentiated customer experience. Together, Amdocs,* Fortinet,* and Versa Networks* enable service providers to enhance their competitive positioning by transforming the business WAN-edge with software-defined networking, end-to-end orchestration and offering scalability and flexibility through managed SD-WAN and value-added services.

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Featured Publications

Network Services Benchmarking: Accelerating the Virtualization of the Network

Network Services Benchmarking (NSB), part of the OPNFV* Yardstick project, offers service providers, OEMs, software vendors, and systems integrators a framework for characterization and benchmarking of virtual network functions (VNF), network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI), and network services.

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Smart Edge* Drives New Revenue for the MNO Enterprise Business

The Smart Edge* multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution utilizes virtualized servers powered by Intel® processors. The technology provides mobile network operators (MNOs) with a low-latency edge cloud services architecture that can deliver new enterprise services and reduce network operating costs.



Ammune Defense Shield* Server Utilizes AI for Cyberdefense

Ammune Defense Shield* is an artificial intelligence (AI)-based self-learning cyberdefense system from L7 Defense* that reacts quickly to protect against next-generation scripted or artificial intelligence (AI)-based cyberattacks. These attacks can evolve faster than humans can respond, but Ammune starts quickly and changes its defenses to match changes in the attack.

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OneAccess* Open Virtualization Platform Creates Flexible uCPEs

Open Virtualization Platform (OVP) from OneAccess,* running on Intel® processor-based servers, delivers a complete, cost-effective universal CPE through its virtualization platform, appliance consolidation capabilities, and support for third-party VNFs.

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Paving the Way for Service Providers to Quickly Monetize 5G

Amdocs,* Intel, and Mavenir* have partnered to develop pre-integrated, commercially-available components based on the Intel 5G infrastructure reference design blueprint. These form a fully integrated solution comprising the virtualization platform, vRAN radio and vBBU elements, vEPC, server hardware and Amdocs* NFV powered by ONAP.*

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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 NetNumber,* Happiest Minds,* Intel, and Polte.*

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

"Future-Proofing the Performance and Reliability of the Content Delivery Network," with Jeff Geiser, VP, Solutions Engineering at Verizon Digital Media Services* and Colin Rasor, Director, Technical Management, Verizon Digital Media Services* – Register Now

"Accelerating Global Operations with a Business-driven SD-WAN," with Derek Granath, VP Product Marketing, Silver Peak;* Greg Taylor, Head of IT Infrastructure, Gerresheimer AG;* and Sab Gosal, Intel – Watch Now

"Automating your way past NFV complexity," with Paul Brittain, VP Product Strategy at Metaswitch* – Watch Now

"Lanner* Whitebox Solutions – Perfect for future SDWAN to 5G,” with Colin Wu, Director of Business Development at Lanner* – Watch Now

"A Hyperconverged Solution for Networking and Security Applications," with Paul Andersen, VP of Sales & Marketing, Array Networks* – 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.

– Sandra L. Rivera, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group – @SandraLRivera

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, 5G Infrastructure Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division – @DanRod2000

– Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division – @comp_lynn

– Renu Navale, Senior Director, Network Industry Enabling, Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group – @rgadiyar

– Bryan Madden, Director of Marketing, Network Platforms Group – @maddsey

– Allyson Klein, Director of Marketing, Data Center Group – @TechAllyson

– Chandresh Ruparel, Director of Ecosystem Strategy and Intel® Network Builders – @ChandreshR01

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