Innovating Cloud Virtualization and Software Driven Services at Big Telecom
At Big Telecom 2015 in Chicago Michael Aquino, President and CEO of Overture Networks, discusses how cloud virtualization and software driven services are creating one of the biggest network transformations of the past several decades. He emphasizes how performance improvements from companies like Intel, availability of virtual functions, and companies like Overture that provide a software framework to support those services are at the basis of enabling network functions virtualization (NFV) in 2015.
RecordedJun 15 20153 mins
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Ivan Coughlan, Cloud Orchestration Solutions Architect, Intel
Intel has been working with partners and with open source communities to address barriers to commercial containers-networking adoption and to deliver consumable capabilities concerning configuration, manageability, performance, service-assurance, and resilience. The container bare metal experience kits are a set of collateral introducing the newly developed open sourced consumable capabilities. The collection of all the container bare metal experience kits creates a library of best practice guidelines to address containers-bare-metal networking development and deploy-ability gaps. It includes a variety of documents and demonstrations targeting developers, product leads, and a sales and marketing audience.
In this talk, you will learn about the networking technologies delivered by Intel and partners, the experience kits that support these technologies and where you can go to download the collateral to support you.
Nicolas Bouthors, CTO, Qosmos/ENEA | Christophe Fontaine, Open Source Software Engineer, ENEA
Edge software platforms will help shape the uCPE market. But building edge software platforms requires expertise to ensure high performance and optimized costs.
This webinar will provide technical guidelines on the following topics:
•Building a network edge optimized for low-latency
•Leveraging Intel NFV technology such as DPDK, QAT and SPDK
•Fat VNFs and high performance at the edge
•The role of VIM in Network Slicing
•Service Function Chaining (SFC) leveraging OpenStack networking-sfc API
•Management of end-to-end NFV Network Services: the key role of NETCONF
Rami Neiman, Senior Software Engineer | Dawn McGee, Business Development Manager - Northforge Innovations
Today, with less expensive and more powerful processing power and bandwidth, plus the emergence of unsecure and unsupervised IOT devices, attackers can launch potent DDoS attacks at much lower cost. As a result, not only the “big players” (such as banking, trade platforms, subscription services and social media) are in danger of being attacked. The ease of launching a DDoS attack has put every business, no matter how large or small, in the risk zone. Denial of service attacks strike at the very heart of client-business interaction: the channel of communication. Businesses relying on IP telephony and VOIP services are just as much exposed to the threat as the ones delivering their services via the web.
With the growing number of DoS attacks launched against business infrastructure every year, no business can afford to pass on having an efficient solution to detect these attacks and mitigate their harmful effects. While large companies can afford to deploy high cost purpose-built network security equipment, smaller businesses can’t always justify that kind of investment. For them, cost, ease of deployment and flexibility are major decision factors in choosing a security solution.
In this webinar, we will discuss how Northforge can address small business needs for cost-efficient, high performance and flexible VOIP DDoS protection solutions. We will demonstrate how, using Intel technologies, it’s possible to achieve real time threat detection and reporting using minimal customer-provided computational resources and without additional equipment investments.
Mobile operators face unprecedented mobile network performance challenges that cause poor customer experiences, user churn and flat revenue. Vasona Networks customers navigate these obstacles and pursue opportunities on the road to 5G with edge-based (MEC) solutions that offer real-time insight and control of mobile data traffic flowing through crowded cells. With Vasona, operators deliver better user experiences, make smarter use of network investments and save money. Capital constraints disappear, and operators make network investments that truly move the needle on customer QoE.
Vasona Networks provides an edge-computing solution for mobile operators to overcome network challenges and deliver a better end-user experience. In this webinar, Vasona will discuss how it can help operators to create a new paradigm for network monitoring, measurement and refinement that drives more impactful investment decisions.
Brian Johnson, Solutions Architect, Intel Corporation
The Intel® Ethernet 700 Series was designed from the ground up to provide increased flexibility and move to a programmable pipeline allowing it to be customized to meet a wide variety of customer requirements.
To address this, a new capability has been enabled on the Intel Ethernet 700 Series network adapters: Dynamic Device Personalization (DDP). DDP allows a DPDK application to enable identification of new protocols, for example, GTP, PPPoE, QUIC, without changing the hardware. This session will provide details on how to take advantage of this new capability and a live demo will showcase a DPDK application identifying and spreading GTP and QUIC across multiple CPU cores.
More details about Dynamic Device Personalization can be found on the Intel Developer Zone site:
Kurt Jacobs, Director - Solutions, Gilberto Brizzi, Director - Product Management | JMA Wireless
As demand for mobile connectivity continues to grow for today’s in-building business operations and high-density venues, traditional small cells and distributed antenna systems often fall short in oﬀering the right solution. With the emergence of network function virtualization (NFV) on the edge, an entirely new method for in-building mobile connectivity is possible that fundamentally changes both deployment and economic models. This session will share how using an all software solution with off-the-shelf Intel processing platforms delivers a complete, scalable, and elastic cell system for mobile, public safety and IoT coverage and capacity ready for the 5G future
Jason Chandralal, GM & Head – SDN/NFV Testing, Happiest Minds Technologies, Arsalaan Kashif, Associate Director – Product
This webinar will bring you the practical and technical insights providing an overall approach to testing & validation of SDN and NFV based networks across different scenarios. We will focus on the key challenges, implementations and showcase how Happiest Minds uses modern day best practices to architect an integrated testing approach for creating validated systems based on Intel and other open technologies to power enterprises or telco clouds and help realize the maximum potential of Network Virtualization.
This webinar, while showcasing Happiest Minds Testing capabilities, would also provide us with a great platform to showcase how Intel platforms and other open technologies can be the optimal choice to build network infrastructure, overcome challenges in testing and motivate end customers from the Network Builder group to engage with Intel and other technology partners for solution design and development.
Daniel Towner, System Architect for Wireless Access, Intel Corporation
5G brings many new capabilities over 4G including higher bandwidths, lower latencies, and more efficient use of radio spectrum. However, these improvements require a large increase in computing power in the base station. Fortunately the Xeon Scalable Processor series (Skylake-SP) recently introduced by Intel has a new high-performance instruction set called Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) which is capable of delivering the compute needed to support the exciting new world of 5G.
In his talk Daniel will give an overview of the new capabilities of the Intel AVX-512 instruction set and show why they are so beneficial to supporting 5G efficiently. The most obvious difference is that Intel AVX-512 has double the compute performance of previous generations of instruction sets. Perhaps surprisingly though it is the addition of brand new instructions that can make the biggest improvements. The new instructions mean that software algorithms can become more efficient, thereby enabling even more effective use of the improvements in computing performance and leading to very high performance 5G NR software implementations.
Henrik Johansson, VP SDN & Data Center, PacketFront Software
"Every service provider today has investment heavily in physical networking equipment. All their customers are all connected over the legacy network in one way or another. In order to maximize the ROI, there must be a simple and quick way to orchestrate new services using new network functions virtualizations (NFV) technology on top of the old network.
This live demonstration will showcase how this can be done, using the service orchestration, automation and activation capabilities of PacketFront Software’s BECS platform integrated towards an open source platform consisting of OPNFV, OpenDaylight and OpenStack."
Antonio José Elizondo Armengol, Telefónica & Javier Ramón Salguero, Telefónica
Telefónica launched its UNICA program back in 2013. After several years maturing involved technologies and granting the assurance and security aspects, Telefónica started to deploy UNICA in five different countries during 2017. This is just the end of the beginning. UNICA is a live project that needs to evolve to support and guarantee future network needs, providing a way to have Zero Touch operations by automating the end to end life cycle of creating and operating network services along with a smooth evolution towards 5G. ETSI OSM, the Open Source project with the broadest industry support of more than 85 companies is setting down the basis for having a Common Information Model, agnostic to NFVI/VIM technologies, and that is helping to accelerate the availability of solutions for Zero Touch operations.
Eran Bello, Corporate Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager at ASOCS
Most enterprises have already come to the realization that mobile connectivity and capacity can impact productivity and affect their bottom line. Once CIOs enable unlimited mobile capacity and secure connectivity, along with the ability to collect and analyze their network activity, they can improve productivity, increase revenue, and deliver new services and applications to their employees, guests, and customers. But current wireless connectivity solutions do not provide enterprises with sufficient capacity or a satisfying user experience.
In this webinar we will review the different options enterprises have when dealing with this challenge, explain why enterprises need to take ownership of their mobile networks, and how this aligns with the carriers’ current strategy for in-building networks and towards 5G.
Willie Nelson, Product Line Manager, Spreadcore products, Product Collaboration & Systems Division, Intel Corporation
With the global network functions virtualization (NFV) market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42%, reaching $15.5 billion by 2020, a massive market opportunity exists. To make it easier to design and deploy Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) optimized systems, Intel has developed the new NFVI Server Block. Optimized to deliver exceptional performance for NFVI workloads, these pre-integrated, fully validated server systems reduce the complexity involved in designing and testing for the unique needs of NFVI.
This webinar will cover the key features and benefits of the NFVI Server Block as well as several other NFVI enablement options from Intel. You’ll walk away with actionable guidance on how Intel can help you harness this growing market opportunity.
David Levi, CEO at Ethernity Networks & Ken Dennen, Sr. Director of Business Development for the U.S
For communication server providers (CSPs), Carrier Ethernet (CE) underpins the vast majority of modern services delivered to enterprise and residential customers. As CSPs seek to expand their service offerings from their networking infrastructure base, they need to leverage their CE access networks to seamlessly connect users to Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) applications. The strength of CE service orchestration and service level agreements (SLAs) provides a dynamic, trusted foundation for new revenue generating services. Ethernity Networks’ ACE-NIC 40G Server Adapter integrates field-proven CE services and programmable NFVI acceleration, all optimized to work with Intel servers and DPDK.
With the ever growing cyber threats organizations are facing and the rising adoption of traffic encryption - providing efficient and cost-effective protection is becoming a daunting task. Join us to learn about how you can better protect your organization’s assets throughout trending datacenter evolution.
In this webinar we will learn about:
i. Why SSL visibility is important
ii. What new challenges are we facing in SSL
iii. The importance of performance
iv. SSL in the age of virtualization
v. The impact of the evolving datacenter landscape on SSL requirements
Verizon has announced its universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) offering to “expand the range of choices available to our customers, accelerate the enterprise transformation to cloud based architectures, and increase the agility of organizations to respond to market challenges.” Sounds good, but what does uCPE really mean? How to you implement it to realize the true value of network functions virtualization (NFV)? This webinar will explain what uCPE is, and how Verizon was able to work with their supplier partners to create an open and multi-vendor system for rapid deployment of services. It will also cover some of the challenges the team addressed, as well as the big benefits that Verizon customers are already seeing.
Alexander Britkin, CEO, NFWare; Alexandra Yartseva, CMO, NFWare
One of the main aims of the NFV-concept is to replace dedicated proprietary network hardware with flexible and scalable software-based solutions. However, all but one of today’s VNF solutions demonstrate benefits in terms of flexibility and scalability, but not the levels of performance that the industry demands.
NFWare, an innovative network software vendor, has risen to meet the challenge by developing virtual networking products to provide hardware-like performance alongside all the benefits of a virtual solutions. NFWare’s product line includes three products: vCGNAT (up to 200 Gbps per VM), vADC (up to 40M CPS per VM) and vURL-Filtering (up to 20M CPS and 100M concurrent sessions per VM).
At the webinar, NFWare will tell more about technologies that allowed to achieve outstanding performance levels, as well as discussing what this new technology means for an industry that is always in search of faster, better ways of working.
Mike Meyer, Product Manager, Artesyn Embedded Computing and Charlie Ashton, Senior Director, Business Development, Wind River
Over the past thirty years, not much has changed in the architecture of industrial control systems. During this time, however, there have been fundamental transformations in the world of Information Technology (IT). In this webinar, we explain the business benefits that can be derived by implementing software defined industrial control systems that leverage software-based techniques from the IT industry. We describe a straightforward process for transitioning to this new architecture, managing the risks and reaping the benefits.
Eric van Villet, Platform Application Engineer & Paul Stevens, Marketing Director, Network & Communication Group, Advantech
5G will bring several groundbreaking new technologies into play with its new air interface and Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture extensions. It will also need an emerging software defined infrastructure, one that provides greater topology flexibility, essential to deliver on the promises of high availability, high coverage, low latency and high bandwidth connections that will open up new parallel industry opportunities.
Edge Cloud unlocks many new doors and one of the keys to its enablement lies in the elasticity and flexibility of the underlying infrastructure. This webinar will discuss several use cases for edge computing along the road to 5G including VR/AR, autonomous cars and IoT, and how Multi-Access Edge Computing solutions allows testing and trials of solutions today.
Robin Ku, CableLabs and Gibson Ang, Casa Systems and Eric Heaton, Intel
In our future 5G world, your users will not only need to be connected all the time, they will also require access to fast, agile services. The question is: Will your network be ready to support multiple best-in-class wired and wireless access technologies?
“Technology Convergence: Support Multiple Wired and Wireless Access Technologies” explores how virtualization allows for a converged access platform that simplifies management of your access network and lowers your overall system total cost of ownership. The webinar walks you through a working proof of concept developed by Intel, Casa Systems, and Kyrio that brings together vCCAP, vWAG, vEPC, and other VNFs running within an open-source NFVI. Addressed as well is how this solution can be expanded for other operator needs through flexible and generalized SDN/NFV principles.
Shaji Nathan, VP, Product Marketing, IP Infusion and Srikanth Krishnamohan, Director, Business Development, IP Infusion
This webinar will provide attendees an overview of capabilities of VirNOS virtual network function (VNF) and the use cases. We will cover virtualizing services at the customer edge and how service providers can enable services such as VPN and IPSec to their end customers at lower OPEX. The presenter will also discuss vPE/vRouter running at the data center or cloud providing MPLS WAN services.
The Intel® Network Builders webinar program is a recurring webcast series in which ecosystem members and Intel technology experts delve into the technologies, topics, and issues facing the networking industry. Presenters delve into the network transformation taking place through the adoption of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) across telecommunication and enterprise organizations.
Intel Network Builders also offers a comprehensive NFV and SDN training program through the Intel Network Builders University, which offers a broad collection of online content for technical professionals in the network industry. Learn more at http://networkbuilders.intel.com/university.