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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    SEPTEMBER 2016
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What's New?

What's New?

Join the Verizon* & Intel® Network Builders Innovation Challenge 2016

The Verizon* Network Visionaries Program and Intel® Network Builders Program invite you to participate in the Verizon & Intel Network Builders Innovation Challenge 2016 for a chance to demonstrate your solution in the Verizon Network Visionaries Lab in Waltham, MA, and win $25,000 in market development funds to apply to your co-marketing plans with Intel.

The challenge is to apply software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies to create a solution in a virtualized network infrastructure for AI/analytics or low latency. Submissions are due by September 26, 2016!

For more details, visit the challenge page and listen to this podcast with Gagan Puranik, Director of Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Architecture Planning at Verizon.

The Verizon & Intel Network Builders Innovation Challenge is limited to Intel Network Builders members. Find out how to join by emailing contact@networkbuilders.intel.com.



Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners

With more than 210 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners Argela, BroadForward, Forcepoint, Nuage Networks, and Phluido.*

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



New Content on Intel® Network Builders University

Intel® Network Builders University is excited to announce the release of three new courses. The first new course is part of our Basic Training Program and provides an overview of container technology and its benefits in virtualization and cloud computing. The next two courses are part of our Communications Service Providers Program and provide an overview on NFVI hardware configurations as well as re-architecting VNFs.

The Intel Network Builders University online course content is growing. There are now 37 courses covering a broad spectrum of topics of varying technical difficulty. You can access the content by creating a login here, or Intel Network Builders members can use their member login. We welcome your feedback and new topic ideas for future course development. Email us at university@networkbuilders.intel.com.



Register Now for the Next Intel® Network Builders Workshop

Intel® Network Builders is hosting an ecosystem workshop in conjunction with SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in The Hague, Netherlands, and you are invited to attend. Join us for this Day 0 event on October 10 that will include presentations and panel discussions featuring communications service providers, ecosystem partners, and Intel technology experts. Come to add your leadership voice to discussions on the latest developments relating to SDN & NFV solution delivery and adoption, security, and the strategies shaping the future of telco cloud.

Visit the Intel® Network Builders member portal for details on event registration, including a discount code for your registration to SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.



Intel® Builders Summit Recap

The Intel® Builders Summit in August was a great success. More than 270 members of our ecosystems came together for a day of industry-leading discussions on top-of-mind topics for cloud, network, and storage. The day's agenda included keynote addresses from Intel executive leadership, 12 partner presentations featuring ecosystem voices from across all Intel Builders programs, four lively panel discussions, and end user presentations from Verizon* and Netflix*—plus an end-of-day meet-up featuring live music and exclusive networking opportunities.

In addition to the presentations and panel discussions, which were all videotaped to document the day's events, partners also participated in podcast recordings and Periscope* videos. To watch the session recordings and Periscope videos and listen to the podcasts, check out the Intel Builders Social Hub. You can also find the session videos and presentation slides posted in the Intel® Network Builders member portal.



Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of the Network

Recently on the Intel Network Builder Social Hub, leaders from Intel and the Intel® Network Builders ecosystem shared their visions for the future of mobile edge computing, the transition to 5G, the importance of ecosystem collaboration, and more. Read their thoughts and perspectives in the blog posts below:

Sandra Rivera

"Powering 5G Network Infrastructure with Intel Technologies," by Sandra Rivera, Vice President, Data Center Group, and GM, Network Platforms Group, Intel

Lynn Comp

"A Look into the Future for Networking Enthusiasts at IDF 2016," by Lynn Comp, Senior Director of Network Platforms Group Industry and Sales Enabling, Intel

Dan Rodriguez

"The Foundation for the Road to 5G," by Dan Rodriguez, General Manager of the Communications Infrastructure Division of the Network Platforms Group, Intel

Anshu Agarwal

"It Takes an Ecosystem to Unlock NFV Transformation – You Can't Do It Alone!" by Anshu Agarwal, Head of Solutions and Partner Development, HPE*

Bob Pike

"Moving Mobile Edge Computing from Concept to Trials," by Bob Pike, CTO Network and Mobile Broadband, ACS*


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

New Resources for Open Source Initiatives Now Online

Intel experts, along with a vibrant community, contribute to many open source projects. Code contributions are accompanied by extensive documentation and guides for installation, use of advanced features, performance tuning, and use case enablement. Below please find some of the latest contributions relevant for OpenStack,* Open vSwitch,* and DPDK open source projects.



From B to C – What's Happening in OPNFV

OPNFV is an open community project developing solutions for transforming to network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). Learn the progress the vendor and service provider communities are making to accelerate the transformation.

Watch the Webinar



Telco Cloud Webinar Series

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.

"Telco Cloud: Driving Service Transformation in the Telecommunications Industry" – Watch Now

"Telco Cloud: Exploring the Tools and Technologies Powering the Ecosystem" – Watch Now

"Profiting from NFV: Telco Cloud Revenue and Services Opportunities" – Watch Now


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Featured Publication

Bringing Network Transformation to IP Multimedia Subsystems

This white paper describes how communications service providers can address these challenges with a network functions virtualization (NFV)-based virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) that increases agility and lowers deployment and operational costs compared to traditional IMS solutions without NFV.



Partner Release

Parallel Wireless* Selected by Telefonica* to Support Digital Innovation

Telefonica* has selected Parallel Wireless'* innovative vRAN solution to cost-effectively help enable digital services in dense urban and remote areas in European and Latin American markets. The groundbreaking virtualized technology will connect the unconnected on an accelerated timeline while meeting national and local regulatory requirements. The globally proven solution will not only change the economics of delivering wireless coverage, but will also eliminate the majority of deployment challenges by enabling flexible backhaul and easy installation and maintenance through automation. By eliminating the digital divide, it will allow economic growth and enable a further connected world today and tomorrow.


Upcoming Opportunities


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 Juniper Networks* and Netrounds.*

Don't miss these webinars from our ecosystem:

"Hybrid Security Services Orchestration & Automation," with Hervé Guesdon, CTO of UBIqube* – Watch Now

"Quality of Service and Flow Management in OpenStack* Neutron," with Rodolfo Alonso Hernandez and David Shaughnessy of Intel on September 22 – Register Now

"Open Architecture for Branch Services in the Cloud and on Premises," with George Hamilton and Noel Charath of RIFT* and Robert McBride of Brocade* on September 27 – 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.

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