Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is on its way to the market. It includes a number of new features and enhancements – while continuing to provide the stability, reliability, and security required to meet the demands of both modern data centers and next-generation IT environments. A focus on security, system administration and manageability, as well as a continued emphasis on the functionality to build and deploy Linux containers, helps Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to provide enterprises with a trusted path forward.
George Drapeau will walk through the main points in the RHEL 7.2 release, the Intel features that can be found in the release and touch on linkages to other Red Hat products in its infrastructure software portfolio, including the OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL-OSP) products.
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Tim Verrall, Principal Engineering, Intel and Steve Yates, ADI Engineering
vCPE and SD-WAN are hot new technologies in networking and are forecasted to drive explosive growth over the next several years. To help understand the opportunity and challenges these technologies represent, Intel is hosting a series of webinars to explore vCPE and SD-WAN in detail. In our first webinar, we will review the technologies, the potential disruption they represent, the deployment strategies and highlight some of the key issues and challenges being addressed. We are also inviting ADI Engineering, an Intel Network Builder partner, to review some of their new vCPE product reference designs, including a discussion on features, performance, market drivers and differentiation.
For next steps, I’ll send out a few meeting invites to review progress on the content development over the next couple of weeks. In addition, Renee Hunsaker, our host and coordinator for the webinar will send out a separate invite for a dry run and to work through logistics.
Data centers and managed network operators looking for performance-oriented IPsec applications can now turn to Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8170 processors and 6WIND Turbo IPsec™ network software on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers.
In this Webinar, attendees will learn how 6WIND Turbo IPsec performance tests on servers based on Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors demonstrate a 50% increase in processing power for common applications such as multi-site VPNs and backhaul security gateways. This performance benefit also scales in conjunction with the addition of cores. These applications are designed for today’s multi-core processor environments, driving a significant price/performance value proposition over legacy hardware.
Steve Pate – HyTrust Chief Architect & Hari Tadepalli - Security Architect, Intel
It wasn’t long ago that encryption projects were thwart with problems. The performance was terrible. Key management was a nightmare. Encryption was only implemented as a “must have” for compliance or national security. Around 10 years ago, performance started to be addressed with the introduction of AES acceleration in modern Intel processors. A new range of key management solutions started to appear to simplify encryption projects. Coupled with a “move to the cloud” the demand for encryption is now at an all-time high. But there is still one problem left to be solved. To perform encryption, even with hardware acceleration that AES-NI provides, encryption keys need to be memory resident. As such, the keys are vulnerable to attack.
With the introduction of Intel QuickAssist and Key Protection Technology and, in conjunction with HyTrust DataControl, this webinar will introduce you to some new and exciting technology where encryption keys are never exposed in memory and high-performance encryption is performed by the QuickAssist hardware. We’ll also be exploring the use of SGX in conjunction with QuickAssist to build secure, distributed HSMs.
Dimetis - Bruce Katzel, VP of Sales for North America, Kai Bechtold, VP of Sales for the D-A-CH region
What are the top issues to address when a CSP is making a transition from physical networks to virtual networks? In this webinar, we will address the operations challenges, tools, planning/implementation, PNF/VNF inventory, automation and orchestration required to move the service providers business from physical networks to hybrid, then fully virtualized.
Ed Warnicke, FD.io Technical Steering Committee chair, Cisco & John DiGiglio, FD.io Marketing Committee, Intel
The Fast Data Project, FD.io, is relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency for more flexible and scalable networks and storage. As the universal data plane, FD.io is helping enable the developer community achieve the highest performance, throughput, and resource efficiency in cloud networking, container networking, NFVI, bare metal networking, and SmartNic acceleration.
Recently FD.io extended its lead as the fastest most scalable software data plane on earth by demonstrating terabit throughput levels with multi-million fib table entries on standard high-volume server platforms utilizing the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor.
Hear from host Ed Warnicke (Technical Steering Committee chair and Distinguished Engineer at Cisco) on the benefits of FD.io, including key functionality offered in the latest release (17.07), providing key features to enable commercial-ready solutions for software-defined infrastructures. Also hear from host John DiGiglio (Packet Processing SW Product Manager at Intel) on how recent architectural improvements in Intel’s newest platform have doubled performance without modification to the FD.io software.
Dimetis - Bruce Katzel, VP of Sales for North America; Glenn Booth, VP of Marketing
SDN/NFV Interoperability testing presents many challenges and opportunities. In this webinar, we will explore many interoperability testing organizations, test plans and results and how standardization can move faster. We’ll explore the dreaded ‘hybrid phase’, where CSPs are in the middle of transition from fully physical networks to physical + virtualized networks, and what can be done to minimize complexity and service disruption.
Arturo Suarez, Canonical; Idjiwa Adjido, Extrahop; Johna Till Johnson, Nemeretes; Haidee McMahon, Intel; Bob Crooks
The ICT sector is moving us inexorably towards a software-enabled digital world, but many still fail to understand the power of this trend, how it is going to impact/benefit the ICT Industries and infrastructures delivering them.
Among topics discussed will be:
- Present and future impact of Software Defined technologies on IT (challenges and opportunities)
- How Software-Defined is enabling the digital transformation
- Best practices and recommendation on adopting software-defined technologies with the future in mind.
This Webinar is aimed at IT professionals and CIOs/CDOs/CTOs seeking to understand more about how software-defined impacts the present and future of enterprises.
Tom Parker, Solutions Product Manager, Lenovo and Robert Campbell, Senior Global Technical Alliance Manager, VMWare
VMware's Software Defined Data Center is about data center transformation. Join Lenovo and VMware for a discussion about hybrid cloud, storage, and other things to consider in your data center transformation. Consider a hyperconverged design based on VMware VSAN, or work with traditional storage. Find the right path for your enterprise, so your team can focus less on keeping the lights on and more on data governance and enterprise business unit needs.
In this webinar, Lenovo and VMware will discuss validated and tested designs working with the most recent VMware software releases and Lenovo’s ThinkSystem servers and infrastructure based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Join us to see how Lenovo and VMware enable you to transform your IT by building a high performing, serviceable, and secure future-designed data center.
Chandresh Ruparel, Director, Ecosystem Strategy and Intel Network Builders, Network Platforms Group
The industry is experiencing success in deploying NFV technologies to improve the efficiency and agility of their networks. But the rate of deployments is often held back by the complexities of profiling, sizing testing and configuring workloads and even the basic system infrastructure to run them. This session will provide an introductions to a new Intel Network Builders initiative to help resolve some of these complexities and enable a more stable foundation for ramping NFV deployments. Learn about the offerings available through the program and how to participate
Sven Freudenfeld, Director Business Development Telecom Application Business Unit
Deploying vNF’s in a controlled environment can be simple and without downtime. Moving it towards a Distributed NFV environment in a real deployment scenario can be potentially a challenge on how to manage the actual rollout for vCPE’s and SD-WAN solution. We will look on how this can be addressed.
Christopher Kalkhof, Business Development at Infosim, Peter Moessbauer, Strategic Alliances Manager at Infosim
Infosim® StableNet® is a unified network-management solution designed to integrate into existing telco or enterprise network environments built on both modern SDN architectures or legacy physical infrastructures. StableNet helps identify and inventory network devices, provides visualizations of network architectures, and enables management, support, and security for network devices.
Anton Basil, Vice President – Technologyand Selvaraj Balasubramanian, Vice President – Products, Veryx Technnologies
While network service providers are keen to adopt disruptive technologies such as network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) to facilitate rapid deployment of new services at improved ROI, they know they cannot afford to sacrifice service performance. Concerns arise primarily due usage of commodity hardware which are not designed for supporting real-time applications. Thus, there is the need for tools and mechanisms that can measure network service performance in a calibrated fashion can accurately measure and help correlate the optimal performance of commodity hardware and related IT infrastructure needed to deploy the services. Service Providers armed with such tools can confidently deploy their services on NFV-based environments.
Join this webinar to learn about:
- Challenges faced by telecom service providers while deploying NFV-based services.
- Understanding potential bottlenecks in NFV infrastructure.
- How to diagnose the bottlenecks and overcome them.
- How Veryx provides the needed capabilities for monitoring and visibility for delivering services using NFV infrastructure
Who should attend?
- Network Architecture teams and teams currently involved in proof-of-concepts of NFV-based architecture from Telecom Service Provider organizations.
- Network engineering teams exploring service assurance and visibility tools.
- Service activation teams and network operations teams involved in ensuring SLAs on NFV deployments.
- Application providers and system integrators designing and deploying NFV ecosystem.
- Engineering teams of equipment vendors who are developing network platforms supporting virtualization and third party virtual applications.
Amar Kapadia, NFV Specialist at Mirantis and Serg Melikyan, Technical Customer Success Manager at Mirantis
In March of this year, the OPNFV community will make generally available its 4th release, OPNFV Danube. As always, this version includes hundreds of new features and fixes, but what does that really mean to you?
Our fast-paced, in-depth look at what's new in OpenStack Danube focuses on the major highlights of this release, but we'll also give you an idea of what's going on in the rest of the ecosystem -- now roughly 60 different projects -- so you'll know where to turn your attention next.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How the OPNFV ecosystem has changed in the last year
- What new scenarios are covered by Danube
- What testing improvements will you find in Danube
- What new features has Danube influenced in the constituent upstream projects
- How can you get involved or take advantage of OPNFV Danube
Saurabh Chattopadhyay, Head of SDN & NFV, HCL; Ramesh Sriraman, Head of Management & Analytics, HCL
With adoption of Telco Cloud, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting in deployment environment have become more complex and challenging. Traditional operational processes are often falling short of expectations, while the Telco Cloud infrastructure is demanding an operational convergence that requires catering to more heterogeneous infrastructure than ever before. In many occasions, the reported faults of a certain functionality of Telco Cloud are often rooted from An entirely different layer of Infrastructure. Thus, identifying limit conditions, isolating faults, and taking corrective actions require leveraging contextual intelligence.
Towards this, Experts are considering to leverage Network Artificial Intelligence to analyze and model the behavior of VNFs and NFV environment, and identify the root causes and corrective actions through this intelligence. This particular webinar focuses on this aspect, and discusses HCL’s solution approach while referring Intel’s some of the recent effort and portfolios around Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Yuri Gittik, head of Innovation; Yaron Shilo, Senior Director and Solutions Architect RAD
As communications service providers are figuring out their way towards wide-scale deployment of network functions virtualization, they need a practical approach to engineer their network and service architecture with the new technologies. In this webinar, RAD’s Dr. Yuri Gittik, Head of Strategic Developments and Innovation, and Ron Insler, AVP R&D, Head of Innovation Labs, will discuss the challenges and deployment scenarios of virtualized business services in 2017, for SD-WAN, security and other value added capabilities. They will explore various vCPE implementation options enabled by x86 to allow network operators to increase service agility and revenues..
Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Principal Product Marketing Manager and Jason Normandin Sr Principal Product Manager
How does SD-WAN shift the status quo for Operations teams? SD-WAN technology possesses sophisticated, in-built capability for operations and management, and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. However, network operations teams need to seamlessly integrate this network and health status intelligence from their new SD-WAN infrastructure into their existing monitoring and management infrastructure. Additionally, monitoring solutions must provide visibility across all network architectures including highly dynamic and complex hybrid clouds and other SDN elements and should:
- Eliminate visibility gaps between traditional networks and SD-WAN providing administrators with insights to optimize and transform their large hybrid networks
- Provide relationship mapping of major IT events
- Visualize physical and logical dependencies in applications and service chains
- Extend visibility for operators with network performance monitoring across traditional, SDN, NFV, SDDC, SD-WAN, NFV and cloud networks (including service chains)
- Enable operational insight into how all elements of traditional and overlay networks affect service integrity
John Wilson, Director. of Market Development for Intel® Rack Scale & Suzanne Kelliher, DCEngine Radisys Product Line Manager
Communication Service Providers are undertaking a major transformation from networks interconnected with closed, proprietary hardware network elements, to open architectures based on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Intel® Rack Scale Design (RSD) is a logical architecture for NFV infrastructure (NFVi) requirements that disaggregates compute, storage, and network resources, with the ability to efficiently pool and utilize these resources.
In this webinar, experts from Radisys and Intel will present the latest developments in applying Intel® RSD to SDN and NFV applications. Webinar participants will learn how the Radisys DCEngine™ hyperscale platforms, an implementation of Intel® RSD and inspired by Open Compute Project (OCP), can deliver the open software flexibility, DevOps deployment efficiencies, with carrier scalability for robust NFV deployments in emerging communication data center applications. The Webinar will include customer deployment examples, including Radisys DCEngine for open source software architectures, Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) projects, as well as Intel® RSD initiatives in telecom networking applications.
Charlie Ashton, Wind River, Gopi Manapragada, Dell EMC, & Robert McBride, Versa Networks
Your customers look to you to provide routing, security, and SLA backed network connectivity at a competitive price. How you deploy those services (via central office or on premises) depends on the customer’s needs. Now you can provide those services with the carrier grade reliability your customers depend on, and the flexibility and performance you need to drive new revenue streams while keeping your costs down.
Dell EMC, Versa, and Wind River have teamed up to create a highly efficient, dynamic and reliable service rich virtual enterprise CPE (vE-CPE) reference platform which also has the benefit of being very cost effective. Join us in this web seminar to learn about:
- Thick and thin branch deployments, and how to choose which is right for you
- How ease of use, efficiency, and longevity help to make the vE-CPE solution cost effective
- How the Titanium Cloud ecosystem leverages open solutions to ensure interoperability and breaks vendor lock-in
Yi Yang, Sr. Software Engineer & Danny Zhou, SDN/NFV Software Architect at Intel
Vector Packet Processing (VPP) is a high performance, packet-processing framework that can run on commodity CPUs. It can also act as Open vSwitch (OvS) alternative in most Cloud data center and Telco SDN/NFV scenarios. This webinar will show how OpenDaylight service function chaining (SFC) leverages VPP to implement network service header (NSH) based service function chaining and a recorded video will help the audience understand more details.
Jennifer P. Clark - VP, Network Research, 451 Research; Douglas Ranalli - Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, NetNumber
Private LTE networks are becoming the critical infrastructure for a variety of vertical markets. This webinar will explore the requirements of these markets and the unique capabilities of the NetNumber TITAN centralized signaling and routing control platform to deliver the core signaling and database applications on a single virtual machine that can scale down to run on the often-limited resources available in a Private LTE network instance.
NetNumber supports a wide range of deployment environments including COTS hardware running on Intel architecture. NetNumber also provides the capability to centrally provision the distributed LTE core instances without the need for any additional management applications, which would otherwise take up additional compute resources.
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.