Recent versions of Open vSwitch (OVS) provide an accelerated datapath based on the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) libraries. This acceleration benefits many users, but it is vital for meeting the high performance, high determinism requirements of NFV workloads. Open vSwitch (OVS) is the most widely deployed switching solution for OpenStack deployments , and Intel has been working to bring the benefits of OVS with DPDK to OpenStack.
In this talk, we explore the work that has been done and the work that is still ongoing to bring the benefits of OVS with DPDK to OpenStack. We detail how users can benefit from these changes, and impact they can expect to see. Finally, we detail how users can get started exploring these changes themselves.
Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO, Cloudify and Petar Torre, Principal Engineer, Intel
Kubernetes was originally developed for running large-scale container based web applications, which have been typically designed with Cloud Native principles in mind enabling workloads portability. I/O intensive applications represent a category of high-end applications such as network and trading services, that require advanced networking and deterministic performance. Kubernetes has not been design to support this category of application.
Intel has been working with the industry to address this unmet gap in Kubernetes, adding to Kubernetes new networking features such as support for multiple interfaces, hardware accelerators, NUMA topology, CPU management and more.
In this webinar, we will demonstrate how Cloudily orchestrates F5 Networks’ containerized network functions running in a Kubernetes managed NFVI platform using Intel® QuickAssist Technology. The solution is based on complete decoupling between system layers to allow faster application onboarding and easier Life Cycle Management, effectively delivering “Environment as a Service” (EaaS). We will also show how to use placement policy to allow the deployment of applications across multiple clouds.
Paul Marchione, Senior FAE, Enea and John Collins, VP Engineering, UBiqube
How do you ensure efficient end-to-end service orchestration for multi-tenant uCPE solutions?
The uCPE architecture is a compelling platform for SD-WAN and networking solutions, providing unrivaled service agility through centralized management and orchestration. End-to-end service automation simplifies operations, reduces operating expenditures, and minimizes the risk for human errors in the agile network. For service providers managing multiple customer networks, automating roll-outs, orchestration, configuration and service lifecycle management at the customer premises is key for successful service delivery.
In this webinar, UBiqube and Enea will talk about the principles behind efficient end-to-end automation of network services deployed on uCPE. Topics covered include:
•Zero touch provisioning
•Real-world use cases
Richard Hewitt, 5GC Architect, Metaswitch and Chandresh Ruparel, Intel
Global service providers and enterprises are seeking to deploy the 5G core to deliver new services that unleash the capabilities of the new radio networks. Metaswitch has worked with Intel to deliver a high performance software User Plane on Intel based hybrid cloud infrastructures. This webinar highlights the readiness of the ecosystem with Metaswitch Fusion Core, a 5G Core Container Network Function (CNF) and Intel’ cloud infrastructure platforms. We present the performance test results of the Fusion Core UPF as validated against a standardized test framework. The audience will learn about the deployment maturity of the 5GC to fulfill their business objectives by accelerating their migration to truly cloud native 5G architectures and the role Intel plays in delivering optimized platforms across the network.
In this webinar ASOCS will present the benefits of full RAN virtualization in both 4G and 5G networks. Leveraging modern open interfaces such as the ORAN Ethernet Fronthaul and open management interfaces will allow network orchestration and automation for use cases spanning from local area network (LAN) to wide area network (WAN).
Rory Browne, Solution Arch. at Intel; Jason Elliott, Head of 5G Market Development & Mike Moore, Regional Product Mgr, Nokia
Join Intel and Nokia as they discuss the future of cloud-based architecture and 5G services and use cases. Demand continues to grow, requiring new network capacity and more efficient operations. At the same time, providing a great customer experience and implementing new services quickly are vital to your revenues. During this webinar we will focus on how Nokia’s telco know-how combined with Intel’s IA manufacturing know-how equals best in class silicon and how our ecosystem partners are building the telco cloud and 5G standard platforms using these technologies.
Seshadri Sathyanarayan, Sr. Director of Product Management at Affirmed
Affirmed Network will discuss how a true cloud-native 5G platform and microservices, a key component of cloud-native architectures, allows Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to Innovate Faster with a platform that enables services to be quickly deployed in days/weeks vs. months; Build Once Deploy Anywhere from core to edge on public, private or hybrid clouds; and Converge All Networks including 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G (NSA/SA) and wireline on a single platform.
Amir Zmora, CEO, flexiWAN; Karl Mörner, VP Product Mgmt, Enea; Bill McDonald, Segment Mgr CPE/Edge, Intel
How to Deliver on Promises of Cost Optimization, Flexibility, and New Service Opportunities with Open Source
Enterprises and service providers are looking at open source as a way to optimize costs, and provide a more flexible SD-WAN architecture compared to proprietary solutions. The goal for enterprises is to align their network architectures with evolving business needs, and for service providers to differentiate with new services.
In this webinar Enea, flexiWAN, and Intel will show a complete uCPE solution with open source SD-WAN and security applications, taking SD-WAN to a new level. The webinar will highlight how open and flexible components contribute to a more agile and efficient enterprise network.
This webinar will cover:
•The white box uCPE
•Virtualization and uCPE management
•Open architecture, modular SD-WAN for reducing cost and enhancing flexibility
•SD-WAN and firewall applications in service chains
•Managing and integrating multi-vendor solutions
Kamakshi Sridhar, PhD & Nicolas St-Pierre from Sandvine
Learn how Sandvine leverages network policy automation and machine learning to enhance subscriber QoE (Quality of Experience) via dynamic bandwidth allocation across service categories, in near-real time, by analyzing operator-expressed ‘intent’.
For a smart city, sensors based technologies like Internet of Things and communication technologies like 4G/5G and/or 802.11p help connect infrastructure and manage them remotely. To make a true smart city, vehicles has to be connected with other vehicles and infrastructure. V2X promises direct communications between vehicles and infrastructure as well as other road units/users exchanging the in-vehicle sensor data with surrounding. This webinar will talk about TCS's Cellular V2X reference framework built on Intel's x86 architecture which can be integrated with thirdparty ADAS system and helps create and end-to-end ecosystem for connected vehicles. It will also cover comparison study of CV2X and 802.11p and how this technology can be a stepping stone towards future connected and/or autonomous vehicles and smart cities.
VoerEir focus on helping operators be successful with their NFV transformation. A cornerstone in our strategy is our list of NFVI performance-KPIs, which determine the performance of VNFs deployed on top of a specific NFVI. There are two prime use cases of these KPIs; First, for a VNF vendor to be able to commit to a performance SLA, the vendor must know the characteristics of the infrastructure on which his VNF shall be deployed. Second, if a VNF does not fulfill his performance SLAs, the operator must be able to sort out where the responsibility lays, on the VNF or the NFVI vendor. The tricky part is to find the KPIs which are essential for different types of VNFs' performance. This webinar describes VoerEir’s way of reasoning when creating the list of performance-KPIs and gives examples of detailed definitions for different kinds of KPIs. It also talks about how VoerEir is working with this in industry forums, and how our test system Touchstone can is used to perform VoerEir’s NFVI evaluation service.
Prashant Gandhi, VP and CPO, Big Switch Networks Bala Ramachandran, Sr. Dir. of Product Mgmt, Big Switch Networks
In this webinar you will learn about how a fully automated switch fabric built ground-up leveraging cloud design principles enables VPC/VNET constructs on-prem to deliver cloud-style network-as-a-service operational model. Big Switch's Big Cloud Fabric automates networking for multiple private cloud platforms, enabling the network to operate at the speed of VMs and Containers. With built in analytics and telemetry, BCF provides real-time contextual visibility across the fabric as well as one-click troubleshooting workflows. NetOps, DevOps and CloudOps. You will also learn about how Big Switch's Big Monitoring Fabric enables pervasive and consistent visibility for security and application performance monitoring across on-prem data centers and public cloud deployments. In addition, we will look into how Big Switch's Multi-Cloud Director offers a single dashboard enabling global management and policy control across multiple enterprise and public cloud deployments of Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric to provide a simplified and consistent hybrid cloud management experience.
Mats Nordlund, CEO, Co-founder & Jonas Krogell, CTO at Netrounds
In order to stay competitive and profitable, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are embracing software, virtualization and automation to streamline their businesses. In order to ensure customer satisfaction through this transition, there is an increased focus on service assurance. Emerging use cases require new capabilities of service assurance platforms, so that CSPs are able to:
- Automatically test that services have been properly activated.
- Augment network automation with real-time feedback from real-time active service assurance
- Efficiently monitor business-critical services such as SD-WAN and 5G network slices to ensure that Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met
- Gain a real-time understanding of the service levels experienced by customers.
- Efficiently troubleshoot service chains established over complex, multi-layered, multi-domain networks, composed of physical and ritualized network functions.
Diego Lozano de Fournas, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Spirent and Ram Garapaty, Sr. Product Manager, Spirent
Major outages and service disruptions in mobile networks are already too common. Whether it’s a multi-million dollar fine for a public safety outage, viral news coverage of poor performance at a major sporting event or lost revenue due to a national network outage – the consequences of major network performance issues are severe. Today’s approach to managing performance simply isn’t working and guess what? 5G is going to make it much more challenging. We need a new approach to validating and assuring performance. A unified approach that helps engineering and operations teams work together more effectively to proactively avoid and rapidly resolve issues.
During this webinar, Intel® Network Builders partner Spirent will cover the following topics:
•Today’s network performance challenge and the implications of 5G
•How to head off issues with performance validation in the lab
•The limitations of traditional passive monitoring approaches for assuring 5G performance
•Techniques for proactive detection and fast isolation of performance issues that complement passive monitoring weaknesses
•How a unified approach to validation and assurance helps engineering and operations to work together to improve performance and save millions/yr
Paul Miller, VP Telecom Market Segment, Wind River and Bejoy Pankajakshan, EVP CSO, Mavenir
In this web seminar we will focus on the software infrastructure that provides the foundation for success in vRAN and the open source communities ready to help.
We will discuss:
•Specific requirements for successful vRAN deployments
•Some of the key technology drivers and trends such as containers, cloud native and VMs
•Real Time operating system extensions unique to the vRAN
•Some of the open source communities, consortia, and projects that are shaping the future of vRAN like Kubernetes, O-RAN, TIP, FlexRAN
•The unique attributes of the OpenStack StarlingX project and Yocto Linux, and why these open source projects are uniquely designed for success at the network edge
•MEC, vRAN, and the open source network edge projects
This webinar will cover:
•First generation (grey box) vs second generation (uCPE white box) SD-WAN
•The enterprise uCPE/SD-WAN use case
•Key considerations for SD-WAN
•Migrating to a second generation SD-WAN
•Multivendor uCPE/SD-WAN integration project
•How provisioning is made effortless
Rajkumar Sukumaran, Head of Technology, Mettle Networks and Abraham K. Jacob, Vice President, IP Networking Products
Mettle 2vBNG: Intel based high performance virtual BNG from Mettle Networks. Mettle 2vBNG has a forwarding looking architecture with centralized control plane. This is a quick to setup, easy to integrate, micro services based design that run on Intel CPU.
This webinar will cover the following:
•Why Mettle 2vBNG is a good starting point towards building a virtualized infrastructure.
•How it can coexist with legacy appliances to start with.
•Roadmap and future position of Mettle 2vBNG in the ONF SEBA architecture.
•How it can help moving towards a fully virtualized, cloud-native architecture.
•Common deployment usecases will be discussed.
Mike Neff, AVP Virtualized Solutions & Biz Dev., KGPCo and Pate Prayson CTO of Edge Cloud at ADVA
While service providers understand the benefits of virtualized products and services, few have experienced it. It is clear to them that they must evolve their network rather than continue the status quo. As the effort to transform legacy network services increases, service providers will seek the most efficient and cost-effective means in which to do so. KGPCo will be the catalyst for such an evolution.
Matt Roman, VP of Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks
New innovations are occurring in Open Networking switch design to support next generation cloud first architectures and the coming rollout of 5G mobile networks. The status quo of closed proprietary vendor designs is quickly being replaced with open devices that include high performance packet processors as well as powerful multicore CPU systems that not only support the switch Network Operating System but also support containerized value-added functions such as application analytics, network telemetry and packet shaping. This webinar will provide insights into the evolution of data center switches, core routers, mobile backhaul and FTTX network devices.
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.