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.
RecordedDec 1 201538 mins
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Join this webinar to hear about the current landscape and typical use cases of Artificial Intelligence applications in the Telco domain. Learn more about Intel’s strategy and products for Network AI, including:
- focus areas
- hardware portfolio
- software stacks
- case studies
Speaker: Tong Zhang, Principal Engineer and Chief Architect for AI and Analytics of the Network Platforms Group, Intel
Misbah Mahmoodi [VMware] Kangwarn Chinthammit [VeloCloud] Chris Lewis [Dell EMC]
The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market is booming and Service Providers are well positioned to take advantage of the robust demand. While SD-WAN can be a potential disruptor to a Service Providers’ current business model, it can be also be transformative, differentiating, and significantly expand revenue streams. But it poses a series of questions: What impact will SD-WAN have on the network and the highly successful Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) services operators are offering today? How is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) laying the ground work to offer these new services, by taking advantage of automation in the network. This webinar is for Service Providers who want to differentiate their offerings to remain competitive in this new market landscape.
Learn how operators can increase revenue, deliver advanced services and improve network agility with an Integrated SD-WAN solution.
Together VMware, VeloCloud and Dell EMC will come together to discuss SD-WAN advancements and how Service Providers can monetize this emerging technology.
What will we cover:
•Market environment, emerging trends, and what is driving this shift.
•The impacts of Network Functions Virtualization.
•The intersect points with SD-WAN.
•Adaptations that need to be made by Service Providers.
•How Service Providers can grow revenue.
- Misbah Mahmoodi, Director Product Marketing, Telco NFV, VMware
- Kangwarn Chinthammit, Director Solution Architecture, VeloCloud
- Chris Lewis, Senior Consultant, Product Management, Dell EMC
Diego Lozano de Fournas - Sr. Manager, Technical Marketing at Spirent
The next generation of mobile networks - commonly known as 5G - promises a revolution in cellular communications, enabling services such as massive IoT, Fixed Wireless Access and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB). Based on a completely new radio access and core network design – including slicing, separation of control and user planes and distributed network functions – 5G supports massive density of devices of any kind, operating at increased speeds with minimum latency, while making an efficient use of network resources.
To ensure a successful adoption of this new technology, carriers and equipment manufacturers alike must define an evolution strategy from 4G extensions and 5G non-standalone to true native 5G, and ensure that the infrastructure can handle the requirements of this evolution. A unified approach to testing and assurance, that supports all 5G evolution stages, will be critical to the successful roll out of high quality 5G services.
This webinar will cover the following topics:
• Overview of the evolution path to 5G
• Critical testing and assurance challenges / needs for each stage
• Best practices for testing and assurance based on Spirent’s work with providers on the cutting edge of 5G evolution
• Case study: Service testing and assurance for 5G non-standalone sliced environments
James Greene, Senior Industry Marketing Manager, Network Products Group at Intel Corporation
The binary choice of on-prem computing or shipping data and workloads to hyperscale cloud datacenters is now becoming an inhibitor to resource optimization, business innovation and compelling new use models. As a result, one area of intense focus of such innovation is on “edge computing”.
Edge computing is the placement of data center or network-class compute and storage resources away from centralized hubs and closer to the endpoint devices in order to improve service capabilities, optimize TCO, comply with data locality requirements, and reduce application latency.
This session will provide an overview of the market dynamics driving the growing interest in edge computing models and concepts. It will cover some of the critical use models and attributes likely to drive the transition and it will highlight some of the core technologies and providers that will help open and enable the deployment of IT resources dynamically when and where they are needed—from core to edge to endpoint.
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.
Ian A. Hood, P. Eng Chief Technologist – Global Service Provider Red Hat Inc.
Technology innovations, the intensifying march of digitization, the laws of accelerating growth are redefining economics across all industries. Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, IoT, and 5G hold the key to adapting service provider networks to the digital ecosystem of the future. Creating business value is a key metric to digital transformation strategy and execution.
Join Red Hat and Intel to learn how Communication Service Providers’ are leveraging open source technologies in their open telco transformation journey.
Nazneen Shaikh - Founder and Director, Sanctum Networks and Murali Krishnan - Director Engineering, Sanctum Networks
The wide usage of Cloud Computing has hastened the convergence of Internet and Cloud Technologies. Increase in demand of ‘Everything-as-a-Service’ are creating tremendous pressure on conventional hardware based service gateways, that are finding it difficult to meet the demands of cloud scaling and convergence of services delivery. Additionally with the proliferation of OTT players, Telcos and DTH providers are feeling the heat of diminishing services revenues calling for solutions that could enable commercially viable service innovation and accelerate consumer adoption.
Increasing demand on service personalization and consistent multi-device experience is accelerating the demand on providers to seek ways to converge their disparate Access networks to meet this demand while staying profitable. This is only possible through extensive multi-dimension insight into the customers network and the ability to dynamically program the network as per user experience. In this webinar, we intend to share a few key factors that we believe could positively influence this seamless digital transformation like :
· How effectively can access/edge convergence help in orchestrating service delivery and creating uniform user experience
· How can Telcos and OTTs co exist without impacting their revenue plans
· How can DTH providers who are also ISPs make use of edge convergence and attain best of both worlds
· How could 5G be really about converged, interworking networks than today’s “little bigger 4G"
· How could Network slicing be made more realistic for MSOs and VNOs
· How could today’s pseudo SD-WAN deployments by Telcos be made more realistic
· How we make use of Intel’s NEV stack to implement edge convergence gateway.
Nicolas Bouthors, Enea Innovation and Erik Larsson, Enea Marketing
Edge software platforms will help shape the uCPE and 5G 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 | Gilbert Gutierrez, 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.
John Reister, VP Marketing and Product Management, Vasona Networks and Godfrey Tan, F5 Networks
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
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.