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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    OCTOBER 2018
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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 8, 9:00 am – 5:30 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:

– Complimentary pass for the Intel Network Builders event only, please register here by selecting a one day pass only and use the promo code INNBW.

– To enjoy the entire conference with a 30% pass discount, please register here and use promo code INNB.



Intel Network Builders VIP Winners’ Circle Reception

Date and Time: October 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: The Hague, Netherlands (Encore by Simonis Restaurant)

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 starting at 8 am Pacific time on October 8 and 9 here. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to Tweet Intel Network Builders @IntelNetwork or by using the hashtag #IntelBuilders.



September Intel® Network Builders Events

Thank you to everyone who has attended one of our September events! For agenda recaps and full presentations, please visit our Intel® Network Builders Website.



Intel® Network Builders University Introduces New Course on 5G

Communications service providers continue to transform their networks by leveraging NFV and SDN technologies. The Intel® Network Builders University is accelerating this transformation by providing relevant technical educational and training content to partners. There are more than 100 courses available across four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese), with new content released each month.

The newest course:

5G, Edge Compute, and the Intel® Network Edge Virtualization SDK (Intel® NEV SDK): Take this course to better understand how the Intel NEV SDK supports the transformation of the network edge on both 4G and 5G networks. In addition, learn about some of the key drivers behind this transformation and receive a few examples of deployment use cases.

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.

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Intel® Network Builders University Launches DPDK Training Courses in Korean

We are excited to announce that the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) program and key courses are now available in Korean. Continuing to expand programs and courses in more languages from the Intel® Network Builders University is important to ensure a wider audience has access to relevant training when they need it. – See all courses available in Korean here.



América Móvil* on Technical Training for Digital Transformation

Karlo Piceno, Core Network Planning Deputy Director at América Móvil,* and Ulises Rodriquez, Head of Technical Training at América Móvil,* explain why technical development is a key milestone in Digital Transformation and why their organization leveraged Intel as a strategic partner for training and the whole transformation path. – Watch Now



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 Beijing HuaxingVision Technologies Co., Ltd.,* EnterpriseWeb,* Huachentel,* Lime Microsystems,* netElastic Systems, Inc.,* Nyansa,* Phazr,* Pixeom,* Ulak Haberlesme,* Vector Technologies,* and Whitestack.* We also welcome new end user members Airtel,* CableLabs,* Globe Telecom, Inc.,* MásMóvil Ibercom, S.A.* and MTN.*

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Get the DPDK Cookbook

The DPDK Cookbook will walk you through the training you need to get started with DPDK, using your own laptop or the low-cost DPDK in a Box. Training modules include written step-by-step tutorials as well as videos. By Muthurajan Jayakumar.

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Inline IPsec with DPDK and Intel® 82599 Network Controller

Learn how to configure and run an IPSec Gateway using the DPDK Security Library and an Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. By Radu Nicolau.

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Configure Yardstick Network Services Benchmarking to Measure NFVI and VNF Performance

Yardstick NSB is a test framework for measuring VNF performance in an NFV environment or an NFV infrastructure. It runs on native Linux* (bare metal), standalone virtualized, and managed virtualization environments. This tutorial details how to install Yardstick NSB on bare metal. By Loc Nguyen.

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Out of the Box Network Developers Events

Cloud Native Networking Bootcamp (Paris, France)

Attend the Cloud Native Networking Bootcamp to gain knowledge and grow community around open source cloud native network and network function virtualization technologies. The two-day event begins with a conference on day 1, followed by workshops day 2.

Date: October 18 & 19, 2018

Register Now



OSN Day Bay Area, a One-Day Summit Hosted by AT&T* & Intel (Santa Clara)

Learn about cutting-edge open source networking technologies from a roster of industry leaders from service providers, technology innovators, open source communities and standards forums at Open Source Networking Day (OSN Day) Bay Area.

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Ecosystem Updates

Aricent* 5G Software Framework Now Supported on FlexRAN Reference Architecture

Aricent,* a global design and engineering company, recently announced support for the FlexRAN reference architecture for its software framework for developing 4G and 5G wireless network solutions. The 5G framework will be integrated with the FlexRAN reference architecture, supporting features compliant to 3GPP* specifications for non-standalone modes.

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New Wide Area Network Resources from Netrolix* Published in the Intel® Developer Zone

We're in an era of dramatically increased WAN growth and cost pressure. The Netrolix* AI-WAN* is an AI-driven network with the cost and agility of an SD-WAN, the QoS guarantees of private line solutions, and superior security. Learn more in this pair of new articles on the Intel® Developer Zone:

How Netrolix* Broke the SD-WAN Barrier with AI-WAN*

How Netrolix* AI-WAN* Makes Wide-Area Networking More Secure



Featured Publications

Orange* Builds and Tests Virtual Content Delivery Network

To accommodate growth in IP-based video traffic, Orange works with leading vendors on CDN service with a virtualized PoP architecture. In a successful trial, across the operator’s production network, a virtualized CDN solution from Akamai is orchestrated by Ciena’s Blue Planet* on top of Red Hat* OpenStack* infrastructure and networked via Juniper Contrail’s* SDN running on Intel-powered servers.



How Spirent* Meets Lifecycle Test Needs of 5G Wireless Networks

5G network deployment will take place in waves and will depend on virtualization, and that changes testing needs. Spirent provides test solutions for lab and operational network deployments to design in peak performance and assure it throughout the lifecycle of the service.

Read the Paper



NEC/Netcracker* NaaS Delivers Flexible, Low-Cost vCPE Solution

NEC/Netcracker’s Network as a Service (NaaS) offers a hybrid deployment model across the data center and customer premises that delivers low-cost vCPE services with fast time to market and easy expansion to value-added services.

Read the Paper



Affirmed Mobile Core® Tests Demonstrate Scalability, Performance for 5G Networks

Testing of Affirmed Networks® virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) solution shows line rate performance up to 150 Gbps with linear performance scaling in a given test case on servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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5G, Infrastructure View

With 5G standards rapidly evolving, deployments of 5G are evolving from a planning exercise into field trials and pilot deployments. A Number of industry initiatives have been investigating business requirements, use cases and architectural approaches of 5G. By Rodion Naurzalin, Lead Architect, HPE* Edge Compute and Declan O’Boyle, Platform Solutions Architecht, Intel Network Platforms Group.

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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 Mavenir,* PlayGiga,* Telia,* and Affirmed Networks.*

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

"Service Assurance Red Hat & SevOne: The Essential Requirement to Enable NFV," with Tom Griffin, VP Strategic Alliances, SevOne,* and Anandeep Pannu, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Red Hat,* on October 9 – Register Now

"Cloud-First Networking from Big Switch for the Hybrid Cloud Era," with Prashant Gandhi, Chief Product Officer, Big Switch Networks* – Watch Now

"Unleashing the Power of Big Data Network Analytics to Improve User Productivity," with Anand Srinivas, Co-Founder and CTO, Nyansa* – Watch Now

"OPNFV Overview: Navigating Its Many Projects," with Amar Kapadia, NFV Specialist and Co-Founder, Aarna* – Watch Now

"DPI: The Key Technology for Network Analytics & Traffic Management," with Alexander Mueller, Product Manager DPI, Ipoque, Rhode & Schwarz Cybersecurity* – Watch Now

"Automation and Distributed Computing," with Chris Simon, Director of the Service Provider and NFV Business Unit, Dorado Software* – Watch Now

"5G Service-based Architecture (SbA): Evolution toward IT-centric practices" with Stéphane Téral, Executive Director - Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics, IHS Markit*, Lee Hines, Chief Strategist, Communications & Media Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise*, Dan Lynch, FlexRAN Platform and Product Line Director, Intel, and Allen Tatara, Sr. Manager, Webinar Events, IHS Markit* – Register 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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