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

What's New?


Register Now for Intel® Network Builders Upcoming Events

Time is running out to register for upcoming Intel® Network Builders summits, which will offer exclusive engagement opportunities for our partners and customers this September and October. Join us this fall to forge new connections and business opportunities, and to learn about the new wave of technologies that will shape the network landscape well into 2018. Register today for these events to guarantee your space.

Intel Network Builders Summit in conjunction with NFV and Carrier SDN

Date and Time: September 26, 9:00 am – 5:40 pm, followed by evening reception
Location: Denver, CO (The Westin Westminster)

Join us in Denver for presentations by leading communications service providers and panel discussions of top-of-mind network topics, including the fundamentals of cloud native, network slicing, and standards and interoperability. Attendance to this day 0 summit is complimentary for Intel Network Builders partners, and as an added benefit, you are invited to attend the entire conference and enjoy a 50 percent discount on registration.

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



Intel Network Builders Summit in conjunction with the SDN & NFV World Congress

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

Join us for one of the largest network-centric industry events in Europe and take advantage of the Intel Network Builders summit as the perfect add-on value to your SDN & NFV World Congress experience. Attendance to this day 0 summit is complimentary for Intel Network Builders partners, and as an added benefit, you are invited to attend the entire conference and enjoy a 30 percent discount on registration.

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




Intel Network Builders University Offers New Courses on Open Source & Intel® Technology

Three new courses have been introduced to the Intel® Network Builders University curriculum this month. This brings the total available courses to 108 including content in four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese). Explore the expanding library and newly available content.

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 260 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners CertusNet,* Comarch,* and Enea.*

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


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Out of the Box Network Developers Events

Intel® Developer Zone SDN/NFV Network Developer Lab (Bay Area)

The importance of SDN/NFV has increased with the impending 5G revolution, which demands massive scalability, agility, latency, and performance from the network. This event will offer hands-on lab opportunities focusing on performance and latency. Planned labs for the day include the following:

The lab is free to attend, but you must apply for consideration. Applications can be found here. For more information, visit the event webpage.

Date: September 19 and 20
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm



Reality of SDN, OpenStack* EPA, and Containers (Portland, OR)

In this meetup, we will talk about the different buzzwords in the NFV and SDN space. What is SDN and the role it plays in networking? How do containers fit into the whole space, and why is everyone so interested in containers? Lastly, we will talk about how knowing about hardware and how to utilize the hardware functionality helps accelerate the functionality of VNFs in the OpenStack environment.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

Date: October 3

At our meetups, you will interact with and learn from experts at the forefront of the SDN and NFV revolution. Register for our hands-on labs and tech talks, and participate in our on-site network developer challenges for cool prizes. For more information, visit our webpage.



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


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Partner Publications

RAD* and Intel – Maximizing vCPE Flexibility

RAD's* vCPE platform for the customer edge. The ETX-2i combines a network interface device/network termination unit (NID/NTU) with an Intel® architecture- and Linux*-based server for hosting VNFs.

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Surf* Accelerates Video Processing with Intel® Technology

Surf Communications Solutions* helps companies offer powerful streaming video services. The new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 processor enables cost-effective delivery of multiple video streams at once.

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Ecosystem Updates

B4N SwitchOS* by Brain4Net* Becomes the World's First ONF Certified x86 OpenFlow* Switch

In July, Brain4Net* announced that B4N SwitchOS* for X86 platforms has successfully completed the certification process under OpenFlow* Conformance Testing Program at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and received the OpenFlow Version 1.3.4 Switch Conformance Test Report. The OpenFlow specification is the first software defined networking (SDN) standard and a vital element of an open software-defined network architecture. Over the past few quarters, Brain4Net has actively updated DPDK and OpenFlow libraries to keep up to date.

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Lanner* Launches Its Network Appliances Based on Intel® Xeon® Processor D for Merging Needs on SD-WAN and SD-Security

Lanner's* NCA-1611 is a NEBS-compliant desktop network appliance powered by Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500. The vCPE appliance NCA-1611 features 8x LAN ports, 2x 10G SFP+, up to 128GB (RDIMM) or 64GB (ECC) system memory, and redundant power design. In addition to being NEBS compliant, the NCA-1611 is also K.12 certified. Its carrier-grade design comes with Intel® QuickAssist Technology at 40G, ideal for SD-VPN and SD-Security deployment scenarios. For wireless connectivity, the NCA-1611 offers dual mini-PCIe* (one with SIM reader), supporting Wi-Fi, LTE, IPMI, simplifying service deployment at remote sites and most SME office branches.

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On October 24, Lanner will host a seminar titled "Next-gen vCPE Solutions for SD-WAN" at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

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Ice Wireless* Deploys Parallel Wireless* to Connect the Unconnected Canadians

With adoption of mobile phones and data in Canada on the rise, the only region that remains poorly connected is northern Canada, where end users and businesses get a fraction of the service available in southern Canada at twice the cost. To increase deployments in northern Canada, Ice Wireless* has used Parallel Wireless'* innovative COTS-based solution, which enabled Ice Wireless to deploy coverage on an accelerated timeline in very harsh Arctic conditions, utilizing any available transport and consuming minimum power for significant TCO savings. Locally deployed for resilience, the sites will fully utilize the SDR capability to incorporate both 3G and 4G/LTE into a single smallest-site footprint. As a result, end users now can enjoy an unlimited wireless plan at $89 CAD per month in a region that was before "frozen" from accessible wireless service.



NFWare Introduces New Carrier-Class NFV-based URL-Filtering Solution

NFWare announces the launch of Virtual URL-Filtering, the software-based solution that allows operators to restrict access to prohibited websites. Designed in accordance with NFV concepts, it is going to be an extremely powerful web filtering product, offering all the benefits of a virtual networking solution. vURL Filtering provides the facility for telecom operators to restrict access to Internet resources without worrying about the violation of a government's regulations. It can also help to safeguard educational institutions from harmful Internet content. At 160 Gbps, it makes 20 million CPS and the total number of concurrent sessions is 100 million. To achieve these results, NFWare used DPDK, Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for IA-32, Intel® 64 and Intel® Architecture (Intel® VT-x), Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d), and Intel multi-core CPUs technologies. vURL-Filtering continues a line of VNF products developed by NFWare. The company has previously launched Virtual CG-NAT and Virtual ADC.

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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 Lanner,* 6WIND,* Sandvine,* and Ixia.*

Don't miss these webinars from our ecosystem:

"Acceleration with the Universal Data Plane - FD.io" with Ed Warnicke, FD.io* Technical Steering Committee chair, Cisco,* and John DiGiglio, FD.io Marketing Committee, Intel – Watch Now

"Making the Transition From Physical to Virtual Networks - Challenges & Solutions," with Bruce Katzel, VP of Sales for North America at Dimetis,* and Kai Bechtold, VP of Sales for the D-A-CH region at Dimetis – Watch Now

"Solving the Last Encryption Problem: Never Exposing Keys in Memory!" with Steve Pate, HyTrust* Chief Architect, on September 21 – 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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