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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    September 2020
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What's New?

What's New?

New Memory and Storage program launched within Intel® Network Builders University

Intel is at the forefront of providing technology that is being used to enable the deployment of scale-up and scale-out storage solutions. The new Memory and Storage Program provides the foundation for understanding data storage, technology, and architectures used across the data center, cloud and edge. To learn more about Intel’s vision for modernizing storage and evolving to a software defined infrastructure, visit us here.

More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 229 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.



The Network & Edge vSummit Series

Intel® Network Builders invites you to the Network & Edge vSummit Series. This virtual summit series brings you the latest on technologies driving the evolution of network and edge infrastructure. Hear from thought leaders and connect virtually with industry experts and members of the Intel® Network Builders community.

Five vSummits have now been released and are available for viewing, featuring dynamic keynotes, interviews, and panel discussions on the challenges and opportunities facing the networking industry today.



Welcome to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 400 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome the following new end user member: BSO.

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


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Anritsu vProbe Lowers Processing Overhead

The Anritsu vProbe is a virtual network function (VNF) that can be deployed in virtualized servers to match closely where the virtual network elements appear. CPU performance in these servers is a critical resource, so Anritsu tested the vProbe on servers using 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to demonstrate how much CPU processing power the vProbe consumed at various levels of throughput.

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Celestica’s S2123 2U Server now verified as an Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Based on Intel Select Solutions for NFVI reference designs, the S2123 Server provides consistent performance with Virtual Network Function (VNF) interoperability—both of which help speed deployment.

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Lenovo Modular Edge Systems Target Enterprise, Telco Edge

Growing demand for low-latency access to cloud compute resources is driving the increase in demand for edge computing. To address this evolving market, Lenovo has worked closely with Intel to develop several edge systems, including Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350 and ThinkSystem SE650, that embrace a converged edge architectural approach. Lenovo’s modular edge servers are designed to be future ready so that once deployed they can support new use cases.

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Open Edge Server Speeds the Path to 5G

Available Nokia AirFrame open edge server with Intel® FPGA PAC N3000 accelerator, enabling a performance boost while lowering OPEX costs compared to proprietary solutions.

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Altran Enhances its ENSCONCE Edge Computing Platform

Altran is delivering enhancements to its ENSCONCE edge computing platform, including integrating with Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) and other Intel technologies. The platform combines multiple capabilities, accelerators and frameworks for rapid development of multi-access edge computing (MEC) solutions.

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Architecture for High-Performance Cloud-Native CDN

QCT provides a scalable, high-performance and cost-efficient CDN platform leveraging network acceleration technologies from Intel and software from Robin.io. It not only enables platform automation and life cycle management, but also reduces the challenges of deploying and managing a complex network infrastructure. Register for the webinar now to learn more on the architecture for an optimized platform using cloud-native infrastructure for content delivery systems on the edge.

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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 Altran and Intel.

Be sure to check out these blog posts from Intel:

A Network Perspective: Visualizing Artificial Intelligence for Edge Computing, by Rajesh Gadiyar, VP, Data Platforms Group and Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, at Intel

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

CNF Friendly Networking for Telco/Edge Kubernetes Platforms, with Shravan Vallala, Senior Principal Engineer, Robin.io and Srinivasa R Addepalli, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel on September 24

Hardware-based Network Interfaces in Vendor-Agnostic OSS Infra Reference Models, with Beth Cohen, Verizon; Bob Monkman, Intel; Phil Robb, Ericsson; Scot Steele, AT&T; and Nick Chase, Mirantis on September 22

Using uCPE to Power Today’s Services and Tomorrow’s Innovation, with Prayson Pate, CTO Edge Cloud, ADVA and Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network On Demand, Colt Technology Services on September 16

Customer Experience 2.0 in a 5G World, with Davide Motta, Head of Product, Anritsu Service Assurance on September 15

Delivering Agility, Flexibility & TCO Reduction with Cloud-Native Open RAN, with Amit Ghadge, Director, Product Marketing, Parallel Wireless on September 10

High-Performing 5G Telco Clouds – Optimize Virtualized Infrastructure Using Repeatable Performance Testing, with Bill Queen, Director of Business Development and Vlad Laslau, Senior Technical Product Manager, Keysight Technologies

Multi-SASE Integration: The Future of Enterprise Security, with Smriti Kumar, Lead Product Marketer, Lavelle Networks

Automation for Heterogeneous Networks, with Gerhard Wieser, CEO & Co-founder, FRINX

HCL BluGenie – Platform and CI/CD/CT Automation Capabilities for 5G Workloads, with Ramesh Sriraman, Technology Director, HCL Technologies

Cloud-native Network Edge Industrialization Platform, with Guru Charan Prasad, Solution Architect and Swathi Chittajallu, Technical Architect, Tata Consultancy Services

Accelerating Cloud-Native Edge Deployments with OpenNESS, with Rajesh Gadivar, VP, Data Platforms Group & CTO, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation & Partha Seetala, CEO, Robin.io




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 our new Twitter handle @Intel5GNetworks or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Renu Navale, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling (ECEE), Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000

– Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division – @jeni_p

– Allyson Klein, Director of Marketing, Data Center Group – @TechAllyson

– Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing – @LisaSpelman

– Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division – @CristinaR_5G

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network Platforms Group and General Manager Architecture & Systems Engineering – @rgadiyar

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division – @CarolineChan5G

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

– Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division – @comp_lynn

– Jim St. Leger, Technology Marketing Manager – @JimStLeger

– Brian Aherne, Senior Director of Network Platforms and Systems – @aherne_brian

– Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Data Center / Network Platforms Group – @BobGhaffari

– Bryan Madden, Marketing Director – @maddsey

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