A Flexible, Scalable Approach. Transform. Virtualize. Optimize.

Use a standard, reusable shared platform for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) that is easy to dynamically upgrade, maintain, and scale.

The 5G Network Transformation

An innovation platform for services, applications, and connected devices, 5G networks combined with Intel® architecture can deliver performance and scalability from the cloud to the edge.


Introduction to 5G Solutions from Intel

Transform the Network

How does Intel contribute to open-source communities for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)?

Advanced Server-Based Networking Technologies


As the epicenter of new business opportunities, edge applications and services are enabled by NFV and SDN with end-to-end service orchestration. To drive software innovations, Intel is working with others throughout the industry on a range of initiatives.

Webinar: Open Source for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Unleash Cloud and IoT Developer Ecosystems on the Edge

From Cloud Computing to Edge Computing

Intel® QuickAssist Technology

Learn how a hardware-accelerating Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) frees up processor cycles for:

  • Encrypting information across networks
  • Offloading compute-intense security protocols
  • Supporting a more secure throughput

Use Cases

Overview and Supported Platforms

Drivers & Documentation

5G Technology

Extend the Cloud to the Edge

An innovative platform for services, applications, and connected devices, 5G networking offers many improvements over 4G wireless networks. Intel® technology is the foundation for your 5G software-defined infrastructure.

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Software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) offer the ability to create seamlessly connected, powerful, and intelligent 5G-ready networks in the cloud, core, and network edge. SDN and NFV technologies provide the flexibility, scalability, and cost advantages required to enable delivery of greater bandwidth, lower latency, and edge compute capabilities that are essential for 5G use cases.


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Introduction to Hyperscan

Explore the features of this flexible API, including how to achieve high performance, scalability, and large-scale matching.

Get Started with Hyperscan on Windows*

This tutorial provides instructions for compiling Hyperscan on a Windows* 8 operating system using either the Intel® C++ Compiler or Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017.


Logical Combinations of Regular Expressions
The improved functionality in Hyperscan 5.0 allows users to define the expression first before completing the logic calculation.

Hyperscan and Snort* Integration

This integration is widely used for deep packet inspection (DPI) and in-plane switching (IPS) in networking solutions.

Alternatives to Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE)

Compare the functionality and performance of Hyperscan with PCRE. Learn methods to replace PCRE in a typical scenario.