Out of the Box Network Developer Newsletter – January 2018

By Sujata Tibrewala,

Published:01/10/2018   Last Updated:01/10/2018

Happy New Year, Out of the Box Network Developers!

2018 will be an interesting, active, and fun year for the Out of the Box meetup group. Some of the topics we plan to cover are mobile edge computing (MEC), 5G, artificial intelligence, machine learning, OpenStack, containers, and autonomous driving. We’ll have panels, guest speakers, innovator talks, and, of course, networking, food, and prizes! Please plan to attend an Out of the Box Network Developer meetup near you or join online.

Out of the Box Network Developers

Santa Clara

The first meetup in 2018 will be Network Developer Day: Hands-on Labs, an Industry Panel and Developer talks on January 24. Here we’ll turn the tables and let you tell us about your latest projects. There will also be an industry panel and developer talks on the business of SDN/NFV. A panel of business gurus from industry will discuss what network developers should keep in mind when developing a project to take to market. Panelists include Lakshmi Sharma of Google*, Robert Starmer of Kumulus*, and Sanjit Dang, of Intel Capital. Sujata Tibrewala will be the moderator. Developers will discuss their projects to get input and feedback from the panelists and attendees.

Two hands-on labs will take place prior to the meetup. In the first lab, developers will learn how to enable clear containers in Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization. The second lab focuses on the faster, easier, and more user-friendly “new DPDK.” For registration and additional details, go to the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up page.

At February’s meetup, we’ll celebrate the 3rd birthday of the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up group with cake and prizes. We’ll introduce the Intel® Network Edge Virtualization SDK (Intel® NEV SDK). MEC is an industry initiative to open up the radio access interface for services and applications in the radio access network. This location in the network edge offers an environment with low latency, high bandwidth, and direct access to radio information such as subscriber location. Due to the proximity of the mobile-edge server, responsiveness to applications and services is increased, improving the quality of experience. Attend February’s meetup to learn how the Intel® NEV SDK – the first kit of its kind – provides an NFV platform targeted for MEC applications and services.

DPDK Summit Bangalore

The Linux* Foundation and Intel, in association with Out of the Box Network Developers Bangalore, will hold a DPDK Summit on March 9‒10, 2018. The call for papers is open. DPDK Logo Send your submissions to Sujata Tibrewala or through the submission process at dpdksummmit.org once it’s available. Check the Out of the Box Network Developer Bangalore Meet Up page for detail and updates.

Portland, Oregon

Portland network developers and architects: We want to hear from you. Please complete a short, four-question survey to tell us what topics interest you. As a thank you, we’ll enter your name in a raffle to win a USD 50 Amazon Gift card. The survey will be available until January 26, 2018. Go to the survey.


Simplifying NFV Infrastructure - February 1, 2018, 8:00 a.m. (or on-demand afterward)

With the global NFV market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 42 percent, reaching USD 15.5 billion by 2020, a massive market opportunity exists. To make it easier to design and deploy systems optimized for NFV infrastructure (NFVI), 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.

We will be launching a webinar series for the Network Developer Community in 2018. Watch for more details.

Join Us

If you're not already a member of the Out of the Box Network Developer meetup group, please join us now to stay up-to-date on the latest networking technologies.

Hope to see you at a meetup in 2018!

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