Telco cloud represents an enormous opportunity for communications service providers to transform their business practices. This new series of webcasts on the Intel® Network Builders webinar channel examines the opportunities of telco cloud adoption and the possibilities it is creating for the industry.
"Software-Defined WAN: A Disruptive Intersection," with Rory Browne, Network Architect in the Network Platforms Group at Intel – Watch Now
"Business Transformation: On the Evolutionary Path to IoT and 5G," with Gloria Nogales, Market Development Manager at Intel, and Jesus Cabrera, Manager SDN/NFV Architecture Planning at Verizon* – Watch Now
"Profiting from NFV: Telco Cloud Revenue and Services Opportunities," with Keate Despain, Intel; Anthony Dornan, STL;* and Bala Thekkedath, HPE* – Watch Now
"Telco Cloud: Exploring the Tools and Technologies Powering the Ecosystem," with Steve Adams, Strategy Director in the Network Platforms Group at Intel – Watch Now
"Telco Cloud: Driving Service Transformation in the Telecommunications Industry," with Ben McCahill, Intel – Watch Now
During this presentation, two areas of development in OpenStack* Neutron will be discussed. The first is quality of service; we will describe how to enable it, the back-end drivers it is implemented on, and the features currently available and in development. Extension interoperability in OpenStack Neutron will also be discussed, specifically in regards to the Open vSwitch* driver and the extensions use of the OpenFlow* tables.
The FD.io* Project, focused on the creation of high performance, flexible, and scalable software defined infrastructures, announces the availability of the community's second software release (16.09). The 16.09 release adds considerable functionality from across three of the FD.io projects in support of NFV/SDN usage targets. In addition to enhancing the core VPP (vector packet processing) data plane library, 16.09 adds a netconf/restconf Honeycomb management to manage the data plane components from an external OpenDaylight* controller, as well as a VPP plugin enabling network service header (NSH) service function chaining (SFC).
Visit the FD.io project for additional details on the release as well as pointers to the open source software and other resources.
Catch technology experts from Intel and our partners at upcoming technical training events this fall in California. Space is limited at these events, so register now!
Intel & Citrix:* High Performance Networking & Network Function Virtualization
This event will focus on Intel® architecture and the Transport Layer Development Kit (TLDK), and how Citrix* is leveraging them for building scalable ADC appliances.
The topics will include the following:
Learn more and register for this event here.
Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 05:30 pm
Venue: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Road, Santa Clara, CA
NFV & Data Plane Optimizations: Tools and Tips
This tutorial will talk about how the problem of fast packet processing on standard Intel® architecture-based servers is solved using software and hardware acceleration like the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and SR-IOV. The session will start with the basic motivation and design of DPDK and how it accelerates SDN/NFV components such as FD.io,* Open vSwitch,* and Berkeley Extensible Software Switch (BESS), and how it integrates with hardware solutions like SR-IOV. The hands-on sessions will focus on how to use Open vSwitch with DPDK and SR-IOV to achieve near-bare-metal performance. The session will end with tips and techniques of performance optimization on modern multi-core CPUs with some performance benchmark figures.
This event will be part of the IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks. For more information about the conference and the tutorial, visit the conference website.
Date: November 7, 2016
Time: Day-long event
Venue: Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Soft Switches and Network Function Virtualization in the Open Source World
With the advent of software defined networking and network functions virtualization, switching has moved from fixed-function ASICs to soft switches running on commodity hardware. There are various open source soft switches that do the function of forwarding traffic at line rate across VMs, including Open vSwitch,* Berkeley Extensible Software Switch (BESS), FD.io,* and Lagopus.* Each of these switches has a use case that motivated its advent. This meet up will present the background and architectural overview of each of these switches and the problems they solve in the SDN/NFV space.
Learn more and register for this event here.
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 05:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Venue: Intel SC-9 Auditorium, 2250 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA
For our ecosystem's latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit Social Hub. Recent contributions from our community have included podcasts from Ericsson,* Nokia,* and Check Point.*
Don't miss these webinars from our ecosystem:
"Hardware Load Balancers Don't Cut It Anymore: Why? What Should You Do?" with Ashish Shah, Director of Products at Avi Networks* – Watch Now
"Open Disaggregated Telco Cloud Using OpenStack:* Is It a Telco's Pipe Dream?" with Bala Pitchaikani, Telco Cloud Strategy at Mirantis,* and Deepak Rana, Network Systems Technology at Intel – Watch Now
"Using Enhanced Platform Awareness to Deploy Cloud-Based Business Services," with Nick St-Pierre, VP, Office of the CTO at Sandvine,* on October 11 – Register Now
"Using Intel® Open Network Platform & Intel Networking Enhancements to Develop vCPE Use Case," with Max Kaminsky, CTO and Cofounder at Brain4Net,* on October 18 – Register Now
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