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

What's New?

Register Now for Intel® Network Builders Summit & SDN NFV World Congress!

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

Intel® Network Builders Summit – This Partner Summit happening on October 14th is a complimentary event for Intel Network Builders ecosystem members and the main conference is being offered at a 30% discount. For more details, see our Event Page HERE.

Intel® Network Builders Winners' Circle Awards Reception – You are invited to join us for this celebration immediately following the Summit on October 14th at Encore by Simonis Restaurant. This is a great opportunity to network with peers and customers, and meet the industry leaders driving the next generation of solutions that will impact the network in 2020. Spaces are limited! To register and guarantee your space, see our Registration Page HERE.

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 on October 14 and 15 HERE. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to Tweet Intel Network Builders @IntelNetwork or by using the hashtag #IntelBuilders.



September Events

Thank you to everyone who attended one of our September events! Delivered as full ecosystem partner events, Intel® Network Builders held full-day Summits in Singapore and Dallas where over 450 attendees heard first hand from industry experts on the key topics that are driving the virtualization of the network today. The agenda brought together keynote presentations and panel discussions focused on topics ranging from Accelerating Network Transformation, 5G, the Network Edge and Intel® Select Solution for uCPE.

If you missed these events, be sure to check out our event sites for access to the presentations:

Intel® Network Builders Summit in Conjunction with Network Virtualization & SDN Asia

Intel® Network Builders Summit in Conjunction with Network Virtualization & SDN Americas



Introducing Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform

Last month, Intel introduced the new Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform. These verified systems of compute, network, storage, and middleware elements can significantly accelerate the introduction of next-generation virtualized solutions into the network, reducing both time to production and TCO.

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New Intel® Select Solutions from the Ecosystem

Several partners announced general availability of Intel® Select Solutions for Network in September. These solutions offer a faster and more efficient deployment path for verified, reliable infrastructure in network communications.

Nexcom Launches NSA 7146: The NSA 7146, a verified Intel® Select Solution for NFVI, offers a 2U rackmount network appliance based on the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family and delivers a workload-optimized platform for Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure, or NFVI.

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Celestica S2122 Flexible Configuration Server: Celestica has partnered with Intel to verify its Celestica S2122 Server as an Intel® Select Solution for Visual Cloud Delivery Network. This lets users benefit from both Celestica's and Intel's experience in the Visual Cloud Delivery Network market and get workload-optimized performance from the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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Lanner Video Transport Gateway NCA-6210: Lanner and Intel have collaborated to verify Intel® Select Solution for Visual Cloud Delivery Network on NCA-6210. The solution enables robust, high-performance video transcoding and analytics while reducing the latency for immersive media enhancement, targeting at AR/VR applications.

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Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE with Advantech White Boxes: The Advantech FWA-3050 & FWA-5070 provide the ultimate choice in white-box uCPE scalability and are verified as Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE.

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Premier uCPE Platform: KGPCo's PREMIER Pi-CON uCPE portfolio, based on Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE, replaces fixed-function network appliances with a white-box platform suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Intel® Network Builders University Announces New Visual Cloud Course – Introduction to Media Analytics

The Intel Network Builders University continues to develop its Visual Cloud Program this month with the addition of Introduction to Media Analytics. This course introduces the five steps to creating a media analytics application and touches on the Intel® Deep Learning Deployment Toolkit and the hardware needed to create a media analytics application.

Intel® Network Builders University Announces Two New Courses on Spectrum

The Intel Network Builders University expanded its Communications Service Provider program this month with the addition of two new courses covering Spectrum.

More about the Intel® Network Builders University

There are more than 198 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 Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here. Intel Network Builders University is one of three learning centers in Intel® Builders, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University and Intel® AI Academy. Registrants have access to content in both 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 to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new End Users: iBasis Inc. and Rakuten Inc.

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Path to a Cloud-Native Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) with Kubernetes

The latency and performance of containerized virtual network functions (VNFs) can be significantly improved when VNFs can better utilize the underlying infrastructure in a network functions virtualization (NFV) environment. Advancing this objective, Intel has demonstrated how an opensource, container orchestration system, called Kubernetes, can be used to ensure VNFs are able to take advantage of specialized hardware platform features, such as single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) and CPU pinning. This case study details this effort based on a virtual broadband network gateway (vBNG) use case that employs Kubernetes on an Intel® hardware platform to deploy high-performant VNFs that benefit from advanced infrastructure management and optimized resource allocation.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Inland Cellular Picks Parallel Wireless' OpenRAN for 4G, 5G

Regional MNO Inland Cellular deploys cloud-native OpenRAN from Parallel Wireless running on Intel® architecture servers for cost-effective 4G network services, network interoperability, and for upgradeability to 5G services.

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Lighting Up the 5G Core with a High-Speed User Plane on Intel® Architecture

The Metaswitch Fusion Core 5G user plane function (UPF) hits a packet throughput of 500 Gbps when running on dual-socket 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable 18-core processors.

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F5 Accelerates Cryptographic Processing with Intel® QAT

Bandwidth increases from 5G and IoT networks along with increased demand for crypto workloads challenge application performance. F5 tested its BIG-IP Virtual Edition application delivery controller software suite with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) and saw dramatic performance increases in throughput and transactions along with a decrease in CPU utilization.

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SECUI Tests BLUEMAX NGF 5000 IPsec VPN on Intel® Platform

SECUI BLUEMAX NGF 5000 utilizes unique architecture for multi-processor encryption processing based on Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) and Intel® Ethernet Flow Director. Results of tests show significant performance increases when Intel QAT is used compared to CPU-based encryption processing.

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6WIND vRouter Provides BGP-Based Border Routing for ISPs

6WIND Border vRouter leverages 6WINDGate network stack, DPDK, and Intel® Xeon® processors to deliver BGP routing performance of 15 Gbps per core.1 Built-in NETCONF/YANG-based management capabilities simplify integration into an internet service provider's network.

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Amdocs Specifies Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE for NaaS Offering

Amdocs NFV powered by ONAP combined with Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE provide the orchestration and compute platform that make up the foundation of high-performance network as a service (NaaS) offerings.

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CASwell Secures Products Against MDS Attacks

New firmware updates for network devices and servers against ZombieLoad, RIDL and Fallout

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Edgegap demonstrated how they reduced lag by 58% with Ubisoft

Edgegap focuses on improving peer-to-peer multiplayer gaming through Edge computing. They successfully executed a proof of concept with Ubisoft to demonstrate how their solution can lower latency by up to 58%.

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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 Fortinet, Happiest Minds, Intel, Lanner Electronics, netElastic and VoerEir.

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

“4G and 5G virtual RAN, from LAN to WAN,” with Eran Bello, GM at ASOCS Inc. on November 19 – Register Now

“Second-Generation SD-WAN: How to Deliver on Promises of Cost Optimization, Flexibility, and New Service Opportunities with Open Source,” with Amir Zmora, CEO at flexiWAN; Karl Momer, VP Product Management at ENEA; and Sarabjit Gosal, Chanbel Management, Communications Infrastructure at Intel on November 5th – Register Now

“Enhancing Subscriber QoE with Network Policy Automation and Machine Learning,” with kamakshi Sridhar, PhD & Nicolas St-Pierre from Sandvine on October 29 – Register Now

“Connecting Vehicle to Everything. CV2X: Stepping Stone Tech for Future Cities,” with Mamtha Singam, Architect C-V2X and Anurag Agarwal, Solution Architect at CoE Wireless Technologies on October 24 – Register Now

“Critical NFVI Performance – KPIs to Validate,” with Thomas Lindquist, CTO at VoerEir – Watch Now

“Delivering Network-as-a-Service and Hybrid Cloud Visibility with Cloud-First,” with Prashant Gandhi, VP and CPO at Big Switch Networks and Bala Ramachandran, Senior Director of Product Management at Big Switch Networks – Watch Now

“Reimagining Service Assurance,” with Mats Nordlund, CEO & Co-founder of Netrounds and Jonas Krogell, Technical Product Manager at Netrounds – Watch Now

“Mobile Network Performance Problems are About to Get Worse: Now What?” with Diego Lozano de Fournas, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at Spirent and Ram Garapaty, Sr. Product Manager at Spirent – 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

– Tony Dempsey, Intel Network Builders Ecosystem, Marketing & Operations Manager – @tonydempc

– 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 Cross NCLG Marketing Program Office – @maddsey

– Dan McNamara, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network and Custom Logic Group – @DanRMcNamara

– 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

– Alex Quach, General Manager of Wireline and Wireless Core Networks Division – @QuachAlexander

– 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

– 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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