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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    OCTOBER 2017
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What's New?

What's New?

Register Now for Events in Conjunction with SDN & NFV World Congress

At this year's SDN & NFV World Congress, Intel® Network Builders will offer exclusive engagement, learning, and networking sessions. Join us for these events as valuable add-on opportunities to your congress experience

Intel Network Builders Summit

Date and Time: October 9, 9:00 am – 5:40 pm
Location: The Hague, Netherlands (World Forum)

With presentations and panels from industry leaders covering top-of-mind topics—network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI), 5G, NFV security, and cloud native—the Intel Network Builders day 0 summit is not to be missed.

See the full agenda on the event page. For quick registration, please follow the directions below:



Intel Network Builders and Red Hat* VIP Reception

Date and Time: October 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: The Hague, Netherlands (Milú)

This VIP event will provide a valuable opportunity for attendees of the Intel Network Builders summit to engage with fellow leaders accelerating network transformation through SDN and NFV solution delivery. A shuttle will be provided from the SDN & NFV World Congress to the reception. More details will be provided to those who register.

For quick registration, visit the reception page.



Live Podcasts from SDN & NFV World Congress

The Intel® Chip Chat: Network Insights channel will be broadcasting podcasts with leading voices from Intel and our ecosystem live during SDN & NFV World Congress. Catch the live broadcast at 8 am Pacific time on October 11 here. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to Tweet Intel Network Builders @IntelNetwork or by using the hashtag #IntelBuilders.




New Course Available through Intel® Network Builders University

Communications service providers are transforming their networks with NFV and SDN technologies. The Intel® Network Builders University is accelerating this transformation by providing relevant educational content to partners and end users. New material enhances the curriculum offering each month. There are now 109 courses available in four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese).

Logging in to the Intel Network Builders University site will be required to watch this new NDA course:

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 three learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Cloud Builders University and Intel® Storage Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the three learning centers and the new courses added each month.

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 265 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners FRINX* and NetworkArt Systems Private Limited,* and new end user member Telekom Austria Group.*

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

DPDK 17.08 Released

DPDK 17.08 was released in August, and it is now available for download from dpdk.org. The release contains a number of significant enhancements, including new PMDs, cryptodev enhancements, generic APIs, virtualization enhancements, and more. The release contained 1,023 patches from 125 different authors. The full feature list is available in the release notes.

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Register Now for the DPDK Summit North America 2017

The DPDK Summit North America will take place at Club Auto Sport in San Jose, California, on November 14 and 15.

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Call for Speakers: ComTech Forum* on Network Transformation for 5G

Intel and the ComTech Forum* will meet in Silicon Valley on November 28 on network transformation in the context of 5G along with more than 100 members, communications service providers, vendors, and start-ups to discover technologies and companies that are working to get the network ready for 5G, from core infrastructure to edge services. ComTech Forum meetings are short, packed, interactive discussions with top-notch networking, start-up introductions, and technology demos.

Apply for this agenda before October 13. Spots are open for panelists with experience to share in network transformation, start-ups with technology to pitch, and vendors with demos to show. See a draft of the agenda in progress here.

Call for Speakers Application Deadline: Friday, October 13
Event Date: Tuesday, November 28
Host: Intel Corporation, Santa Clara



Out of the Box Network Developers Events

The Third International Workshop on Security in NFV-SDN

The Third International Workshop on Security in NFV-SDN will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (IEEE NFV-SDN). This year, the workshop will include a tutorial titled "Clear Containers VNF," led by Manohar Castilino and Eric Ernst of Intel and Shohreh Ahvar, Intel Innovator.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

Date: November 6-8
Place: Berlin, Germany



IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks

This year's IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks will include a tutorial titled "Fast Packet Processing Towards Scalable and Agile VNFs," led by Sujata Tibrewala, Muthurajan Jayakumar, Manohar Castelino, and Sundar Vedantham of Intel.

For more information, visit the conference's webpage. This tutorial is part of Berlin 5G week.

Date: November 6-8
Place: Berlin, Germany



Developing and Managing VNFs for 5G and IoT Use Cases

This full-day virtual conference for the global community of network software developers will offer deep-dive technical discussions, hands-on trainings, and labs on VNF containerization, orchestration, and management; VNF optimizations; and 5G/IoT use case support.

We invite end users and service providers to give us their use cases. We will use these as a call to action to VNF developers and also will design trainings around them so the vendors will be able to work on their VNFs for the December Plugfest. We also invite proposals for talks, sessions, and labs from all our partners.

To learn more, visit the event webpage.

Date: November 13
Format: Virtual Conference



Cache Allocation Technology: A Telco's NFV Noisy Neighbor Experiments

Predictable, deterministic quality of service is a key challenge for NFV adoption, particularly for 5G. In this report by BT* and Intel, get insights gained from BT's noisy neighbor experiments using cache allocation technology and real-world VNFs.

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The Open vSwitch* Exact-Match Cache

The Exact Match Cache is the first and fastest mechanism used by Open vSwitch (OVS)* to determine what to do with an incoming packet. See its role in the OVS workflow and learn about its key features.

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DPDK in Linux* Containers

Containers use fewer system resources than virtual machines, and Open vSwitch (OVS)* with DPDK improves packet processing throughput when network traffic is made up of small packets, as is the case with telecommunications environments. This video tutorial series playlist, DPDK in Linux* Containers, walks the viewer through the following tasks, with a link to scripts that enable the user to follow along.

Watch the Videos


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Partner Publications

GENBAND,* Intel Show Virtual Media Processing and Transcoding

Communications service providers employ media interworking and transcoding solutions to deliver network compatibility and real-time network performance for real-time voice and media applications. GENBAND* Advanced Media Software (AMS) VNF enables high-performance, software-based media processing and media transcoding that scales with increased demand while delivering the performance required by service providers.

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Enea's* Qosmos* NFV Probe Uses Intel® CPUs for NFV Network Troubleshooting

In a virtualized network, physical network probes miss a significant amount of data traffic that is switched only within the virtualized infrastructure. Qosmos,* a division of Enea,* has been working with Intel® architecture-based servers to deploy its Qosmos NFV Probe, which collects data from within the virtual environment, giving admins the data they need to troubleshoot their virtualized services.

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Trend Micro* Powers Cyber Security Using Intel® Technologies

Consumers' security concerns create service opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs). Trend Micro's* URL filtering-based Virtual Network Function Suite provides consistently powerful cyber security protection features across PCs and mobile devices.

Read Now



Ecosystem Updates

RAD* and Advantech* Redefine the Universal CPE Whitebox

RAD* and the Networks & Communications Group of Advantech* recently announced the launch of a joint solution to boost Advantech’s universal CPE (uCPE) white box offering with carrier-class service demarcation and enhanced performance assurance capabilities. This includes the ability to deliver premium, SLA-based Carrier Ethernet and IP services combined with advanced diagnostics capabilities to detect, localize, and troubleshoot network and NFVI/VNF performance issues. RAD and Advantech will showcase this new solution at SDN & NFV World Congress.



MEF Aims to Define the Future of Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO)

Bartosz Michalik, a software architect and MEF-certified engineer at Amartus,* published an article in Converge! Network Digest about the future of LSO. In the article, Bartosz provides an overview of the LSO architecture, which depends on functional blocks and LSO Reference Points. These reference points facilitate communication between components such as business applications, service orchestration functions (SOF), or infrastructure control and management applications (ICM). Included in this architecture is the Presto Management Interface Reference Point, which provides north-south network resource provisioning.

Read the article here and here.



Anuta Networks* Supports Remote Deployment of Tata Communications' IZO* SD-WAN Service for Enterprises

Anuta Networks,* a provider of network services orchestration solutions, announced that its award-winning NCX orchestrator has been successfully deployed by the global managed services provider Tata Communications* for automating the roll-out of the company's IZO* SD-WAN offering across 130 countries.

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World Wide Technology* Named Intel® Technology Provider Program North America NFV Partner of the Year

World Wide Technology (WWT),* an integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations, announced recently that it received the Intel® Technology Provider program North America NFV Partner of the Year award. WWT was honored for its work with Intel and other partners to launch a new facility in its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) for testing and validating NFV solutions. The award was presented at the 2017 Intel Solutions Summit in Dallas, Texas.

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Social Hub

Social Hub

Catch Up with the Community on 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 Ixia,* Versa Networks,* and Brain4Net.*

Don't miss these blogs and webinars from our ecosystem:

"'Pay-as-you-Protect' Network Protection: How On-Demand Virtualized Infrastructure Can Enhance Network Security," with Ragav Gopalan, Market Development Manager, Intel® Rack Scale Design, and Nicolas St-Pierre, Vice President, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Sandvine – Watch Now

"5G Infrastructure Transformation and Capacity Economics," with Kiran Khanna, Director, Product Marketing at Dell EMC; Keven Shatzkamer, VP, Service Provider Solutions and Strategy at Dell EMC; and Rajesh Gadiyar, Sr. Director of Architecture & Systems Engineering in the Network Platforms Group at Intel – Watch Now

"Transforming Network Infrastructure for Cloud-Optimized 5G Services," by Keven Shatzkamer, VP, Service Provider Solutions and Strategy at Dell EMC, and Rajesh Gadiyar, Sr. Director of Architecture & Systems Engineering in the Network Platforms Group at Intel – Read 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.

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