Intel Network Builders: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management
Communications service providers see the potential of a very strong business upside from deploying NFV-based services. NFV promises to lower costs, simplify network operations, and usher in a new era of rapid service innovation. Yet there are still concerns about running mission-critical revenue-generating network functions as software applications on general purpose compute platforms rather than purpose-built appliances.
This webinar will explore what is required to create a carrier class, also known as carrier grade, high-performance environment for hosting virtual network functions. Attendees will learn how to leverage the power of the Intel architecture and the key attributes of management and orchestration needed to support the complete service life cycle in a VNF-agnostic service environment.
For years, most endpoint security strategies have revolved around endpoint anti-virus, but this approach is clearly unable to keep pace with modern threats. To mitigate their risks, IT organizations need to rethink their current endpoint security strategies and move past these reactive security technologies. In order to set organizations down the right path, we will present Forrester’s five design principles of an effective endpoint security strategy, helping security professionals to place attack surface reduction and tool integration as their central focus points within their own strategies. Ultimately, this will allow organizations to better deal with the influx of new device types and data access requirements while reducing the likelihood of data breaches.
Manila is the OpenStack file share service that provides the management of file shares (for example, NFS and CIFS) as a core service to OpenStack. Intended to be an open standards, highly available and fault tolerant component of OpenStack, Manila also aims to provide API-compatibility with popular systems like Amazon EC2. In this session, we’ll give you a brief overview of Manila, talk about new features that are being delivered for OpenStack Liberty (due October 2015) and Mitaka beyond that.
The importance of cryptography in the security systems continues to increase, and has become a mainstream issue. Yet it is a complex topic that is misunderstood by many. This 60 minute webinar reveals important new research into common pitfalls and misconceptions about crypto security. Originally presented at Black Hat 2015, this session discusses how random numbers and entropy are generated and how they are consumed by the most common crypto applications and protocols including SSL/TLS.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the research and gain a better understanding of what’s really going on with random number generation in their own systems and assess the practical impact on the their overall security posture.
Last year, hackers targeted retail companies and their POS systems to steal vast amounts of credit card and financial data. This year, things have changed as cyber criminals are now going after identities, making data breaches much more personal. While credit cards can be easily replaced, personal identities cannot. This webinar looks at the major data breach trends in 2015. Who is doing the hacking, how they are doing it, and what industries are being targeted most. In addition, listeners can get a new understanding of how to approach to data security and “Secure the Breach”.
Migrating your Hadoop cluster between versions or distributions is difficult. It is a critical process that if done incorrectly can lead to the loss of data, system downtime, and disruption of business activities.
In this webinar, learn how you can mitigate the risk in a migration through the development of a comprehensive migration strategy and leveraging tools like those from WANdisco to simplify and automate your migration.
This webinar takes top to bottom approach on deep dive training of Data Plane Development Kit. The attendees will learn as how various Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) components fit together in delivering final vertical applications such as a router, a security appliance, QoS and load balancer.
Most of the customers and developers are familiar with L2fwd and L3fwd sample applications. However one of the questions that is frequently asked is regarding availability of not only 1) run to completion applications but also 2) pipeline mode applications or 3) a combination of run to completion and pipeline mode application. To clarify, the webinar will classify the key sample applications into the above three categories. We will take two key applications – 1) IP Pipeline and 2) Packet Ordering Sample application and drill down deeper as how customers can map their own application with these architectural usage models. We will do a brief code walk through of one of the application to showcase how professionally the coding is done with great commenting.
While earlier release features were focused on CapEx improvement, such as thread pinning, only polled mode driver, the latest releases are including OpEx improvements also. The audience will learn Release 2.1 and Release 2.2 features from the point of view both CapEx and OpEx improvement.
Data Plane Development Kit is spelled as “P-E-R-F-O-R-M-A-N-C-E”. So, any deep dive presentation is complete only with key performance optimization techniques. So, the attendees will learn top 3 key optimization techniques that they can use while integrating their applications with DPDK.
Learn how a combination of innovative data center cabinets and unique deployment methods significantly reduces CapEX and OpEX without sacrificing performance and scalability. You'll discover how a cabinet's shared Zero-U space supports vertical growth, offers an overall cost savings for cabinets, PDUs and patching of at least 46% and reduces stranded power outlets by 75%. You'll also learn how preconfigured data center cabinet solutions can reduce the labor and time required to go live by as much as 50% while easing scalability and optimizing performance.
Charl Joubert from University of Pretoria in South Africa explains why HP Service Manager with Smart Analytics leverages Big Data to be a game changer for problem management at the service desk and how amazing gains have been measured on daily tasks.
When adding new 10G infrastructure to your network it is best practice to validate performance before making it operational. Yet this step is frequently skipped - increasing the likelihood of future problems such as:
•More time spent troubleshooting
•Sub-optimal application delivery
In this webinar learn how the new OneTouch AT 10G Network Assistant facilitates 10G infrastructure acceptance testing with automated, 1-button standardised testing and reporting.
Rob Strechay, Director Software-defined Storage & Hyper-Converged, HP & Dave Cohen, Systems Architect Storage Division, Intel
As if you didn’t know, today’s data center is undergoing a revolution, in large part due to two new advances: software-defined storage and hyper-convergence. Combined, the two advances offer simplicity of deployment and greater flexibility, as well as new operational efficiencies, reducing the need for IT staff specialization and creating time for bigger projects. Learn the hidden secret behind an HP hyper-converged data center, and discover how these two technologies make it possible for you to set up a virtualized server environment that can handle the hyper-growth that today’s business world imposes. And that’s just a small slice of what you’ll learn in this webinar.
Mark Henderson, Storage Technology Marketing Engineer, Intel & Patrick Osborne, Sr. Dir. Product Management & Marketing, HP
Once the decision to transition from spinning disks is made, you’ll want to have a robust recovery system put in place that matches the speed, scale and efficiency that Flash gives you. In this webinar, you’ll see how you can achieve 17 times faster backup than in the past with 5 times faster restore at significantly reduced cost. But that’s not all. You’ll also discover more about E2E Data Protection, Flat Backup Snapshot Management, Remote Copy and Asynchronous Replication.
Rich Salz, President, OpenSSL Foundation w/ Brian Will, Software Architecture & Edward Pullin, Product Marketing Mgr., Intel
SSL/TLS is a technology widely used for creating secure communications channels. It is the workhorse for enabling Enterprise and Internet Security. OpenSSL has become such an integral part of the mechanics of the way we communicate, that we barely notice that it secures our Enterprises, Clouds, Sites, Transactions, and our Network Access. Greater than 35% of Enterprise & Internet Traffic Uses SSL/TLS Encryption and this is usage continues to grow at >20%/Year. Some vendors supporting SSL/TLS have resorted to taking OpenSSL and customizing, forking, or just plain making contributions to optimize performance of the key Open Source crypto frameworks.
In this Webinar Intel and the OpenSSL foundation discuss how OpenSSL may be used to increase your security performance for your Enterprise, Cloud, Hyper-Converged System or CDN while improving your product efficiency with integrations of technologies such as the Intel® QuickAssist Technology.
Sandra Rivera, VP, Data Center Group & General Manager, Network Platforms Group at Intel
In this webinar Sandra will discuss the newly announced Intel® Network Builders Fast Track. This is the company’s next step in working with the networking industry to accelerate innovation in the network ecosystem. Through a combination of market development activities and Intel Capital investments Intel plans to help drive integration of solutions for deployment, accelerate interoperability across stack layers and across networks, and accelerate adoption of standards based technologies using Intel architecture with trials and deployments with industry leading service providers.
Sandra will explain what areas Intel will invest in to help drive integration of solutions for deployment, ensure interoperability across stack layers and across networks, and accelerate optimization of standards based technologies using Intel architecture in areas such as NFV/SDN, 5G and mobile edge computing with the goal of creating a faster path to deployment. Sandra will also provide insight into the programs Intel may invest such as the Solution Blueprint Program to develop use cases, the Intel® Network Builders University to drive technical education for the ecosystem and the creation of interoperability centers for testing compliance, performance tuning and testing.
Curt Aubley, VP & CTO of Intel’s Data Center Group and General Manager of the Innovation, Pathfinding, & Architecture Group
Today's data centers face new and unexpected threats every day – from corporate espionage artists to terrorists to natural disasters. While data center security has always been a top priority, with the growing use of social media, mobile technologies, analytics and cloud computing, a resilient Data Center is more important than ever – and managing risk in these changing times creates new challenges and opportunities for success. In this audio webinar, Intel's Curt Aubley will explore how the data center security landscape is evolving, and discuss Intel’s holistic approach to defending the data center.
Vish Mulchand, Director, Product Management, HP Storage
Now that Flash storage is affordable, on par with spinning disk, IT departments everywhere can realize the amazing transformation All-Flash storage can provide. It’s definitely a game changer. Take a look at spinning disk vs. flash, trends, and the vision of an all-flash data center. Right here.
Rajkumar Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks, Sab Gosal, Network Security Segment Mgr, Intel & Matt Jonkman, President, OISF
Network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud computing are the next generation of network-based computing, since they can deliver both software and hardware as on-demand resources. While this represents a transformation towards a much-needed flexible software-driven infrastructure, one of the significant concerns with this transformation is security.
In this web seminar, we discuss network security in a virtualized environment focusing on these key points:
•How to virtualize security applications, such as IPS/IDS, in a way that scales linearly while maintaining performance.
•Real-world use-case examples of security virtualization highlighting the challenges and corresponding solutions.
•A review of virtual machine architectures based on the Intel® Architecture coupled with key enabling technologies, such as Hyperscan pattern matching, used to drive the scale and performance of industry-leading IPS/IDS use-cases such as Suricata.
Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is a mature, community driven software for accelerating packet processing workloads using general purpose processors. It can provide performance and flexibility benefits in both purpose-built and virtual form factors.
After introducing DPDK concepts, this webinar will take you through several Enterprise and Telecom Cloud case studies depicting DPDK deployments. It will also introduce you to the DPDK open source community and walk you through the DPDK Roadmap.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Bob Rogers discusses data analytics trends and issues in this panel discussion with data science industry leaders, including David Edwards, vice president and fellow at Cerner Corp.; Dr. Don Fraynd, CEO at TeacherMatch; and Dr. Andreas Weigend, Stanford professor and director of the Social Data Lab.
Parviz Peiravi, Principal Architect for Big Data, Intel; Anant Chintamaneni, VP of Products, BlueData
Big Data analysis is having an impact on every industry today. Industry leaders are capitalizing on these new business insights to drive competitive advantage. Apache Hadoop is the most common Big Data framework, but the technology is evolving rapidly – and one of the latest innovations is Apache Spark.
So what is Apache Spark and what real-world business problems will it help solve? Join Big Data experts from Intel and BlueData for an in-depth look at Apache Spark and learn:
- Real-world use cases and applications for Big Data analytics with Apache Spark
- How to leverage the power of Spark for iterative algorithms such as machine learning
- Deployment strategies for Spark, leveraging your on-premises data center infrastructure
A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of datacenter management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments? In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Find out how to compose more agile pools of datacenter resources, and simultaneously drive up IT efficiency, optimize energy requirements, increase datacenter resilience, and strengthen disaster recovery plans.
Christian Buerger, Technologist, SDN/NFV Marketing, Intel
This webinar will provide an overview of Intel’s contribution and engagement portfolio to the Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) open source community. In detail it will discuss how Intel is accelerating network transformation to SDN and NFV specifically through the Open Network Platform (ONP) Server program. Attend the webinar to discover various SDN/NFV open source engagement opportunities to drive SDN/NFV adoption in telco, cloud, and enterprise IT markets.
Dana Nehama, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Network Platforms Group (NPG), Intel
This webcast will provide an overview of how Intel drives the industry transformation to SDN/NFV in Telco, Cloud and Enterprise markets. Intel ONP Server is a reference architecture that integrates Open Source and hardware elements optimized for SDN/NFV. This platform eases solution development and accelerates SDN/NFV adoption and deployments.
Eric Hooper, Director, Rack Scale Architecture; Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, Director, Rack Scale Software and Solution Engineering
Eric & Merrie will provide an overview of Intel Rack Scale Architecture (RSA) and share details about how the solution is driving a standards based ecosystem across compute, network and storage. They will also provide details on how Intel has worked t to align RSA with industry standards initiatives such as Open Compute Project, SCORPIO and other industry partners to create a robust ecosystem of interoperable solutions and how RSA can simplify SDI adoption
Competing in today’s cloud, data, and mobility-dominated global carrier markets means being able to deliver complex new services, empower customer self-service, commodify and virtualize infrastructure, and scale rapidly at lowest possible cost. OpenStack’s extreme programmability, core open source economics, rich compatibility with popular carrier automation, process and back-office systems and broad utility as a platform for managing the emerging VNF ecosystem making it a natural choice for innovative players seeking to achieve greater control, freedom and agility.
This presentation will detail some of Mirantis’ recent work helping carrier customers deliver innovative new services, describe some of the R&D Mirantis has undertaken to enable NFV on OpenStack platforms, and show how a Pure Play approach to OpenStack is accelerating adoption and deployment of NFV within Carriers and Operators.
How can you improve end-to-end video quality while dealing with network congestion or RAN congestion? In this webinar MobiVita explores some of those solutions.
Radio Access Network (RAN) congestion highly affects mobile operator service quality. Traffic peaks occur at busy hours at hot-spot areas which leads to user plane congestion, especially in RAN. It is not cost effective for operators to prepare hot-spots for worst case peak due to very high investments. Mobile operators want to reduce subscriber churn due to bad QoE while maintaining cost efficiency.
MobiVita will present its vision on how to define RAN congestion, how to manage, and how to relieve it using the NFV deployment model. We will discuss the mechanism to manage user policy and quality-of-experience during RAN congestion in LTE networks, which gives operators powerful tools for introduction of new services and revenue streams.
The role of open API for interacting with base stations on the edge cloud will be discussed, and MobiVita will provide an overview of API functions for RAN awareness, which can significantly improve performance of traffic optimization systems.
Join Nick St. Pierre, VP Office of the CTO with Sandvine, for a discussion of how NFV is effecting radical network transformation in the area of network appliances. Mr. St. Pierre will describe how a completely virtualized multi-tenant policy control solution can enable network operators to provide enhanced services to business/enterprise customers in a cloud services context, and the role that user- and application-aware SFC (service function chaining) can play in this by dynamically establishing appropriate paths for various value-added services that individual end users require.
Joe Yaworski, Intel, Director, High Performance Fabrics & Phil Pokorny, CTO, Penguin Computing
Today’s high performance computing (HPC) environments are more demanding than ever. To meet the needs of complex simulations and ever-increasing massive workloads, HPC clusters need to support faster, high core count processors, coprocessors, and higher node count clusters. Performance is key … but at what cost? In this webinar, you will learn about the factors that drive fabric performance and their impact on your investment in HPC; How the fabric is a key component of your overall HPC solution; and performance and price comparisons of some of the fabric choices available to you today.
Sunay Tripathi, Co-Founder and CTO, Pluribus Networks
The new generation of switches are very highly programmable. Coupled with OpenStack-based orchestration, its possible to virtualize the entire physical and virtual network as one logical network, which offers operational simplicity and cost advantages.