Out of the Box Network Developer Meetups are Now World Wide and Virtual

Out of the Box Network Developer meetups are now active in four locations worldwide. Join one or more of the Out of the Box Network Developer meetup groups below to stay up-to-date on the tools and technologies that are transforming the network. If there is no meetup in your area, stay connected with the San Francisco Bay Area Out of the Box Network Developers to get information on our monthly webcasts.

San Francisco Bay Area
Portland, Oregon
Dublin, Ireland
Bangalore, India

Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up Group (SF Bay Area)


Don’t forget about the Intel® Innovator contest. You have until June 9, 2017, to submit your projects. A Grand Prize of $2,000 cash will be awarded and 1st and 2nd runners-up will receive $300 and $200 cash respectively. A copy of the contest rules and regulations can be found here.

UPCOMING DevLab– June 13, 2017

Want to learn how the various open source components of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) work in the new landscape of the scalable, agile, and white box networking world? Join us in San Jose at the next Intel® Developer Zone SDN/NFV DevLab on June 13. This one-day developer lab will have deep-dive sessions into the Data Plane Developer Kit (DPDK), Containers, Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT), and other various hardware and software technologies the community has been working on to make the life of an SDN/NFV developer easier. Not in the Bay Area? We will be webcasting a few of our developer lab sessions at Out of the Box Network Developers - Audience URL. Go to the Out of the Box Network Developer meetup page for more information about the sessions, agenda, and webcasts. There is no cost to attend the lab, but you must apply for consideration. Click here to access the application.

APRIL MEET UP: Cloud Networking and Network Virtualization for NFV

On April 6, speakers from Google, Juniper, and Intel provided a deep dive into Cloud Networking and Network Virtualization for NFV to more than 100 Out of the Box Network Developers in the SC-9 Auditorium on Intel’s Santa Clara campus.

The evening started with a talk from one of the Intel® Innovators, Mythili Vutukuru, assistant professor at CSE, Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Mythili talked about redesigning the LTE packet core. She discussed the design and evaluation of two open source implementations of the LTE EPC, one based on SDN principles and the other based on NFV, and presented a performance comparison of the two approaches.

Prajakta Joshi and Srinivas Krishnan, both from Google, joined us to do a Google Cloud Networking Deep Dive. They talked about Google’s software-defined global network, underlying network virtualization stack (Andromeda*) and network services, along with open innovations provide the foundation for securely delivering a diversity of workloads and services on Google Cloud Platform* (GCP). This talk provided an in-depth look at Google Cloud Networking, what's under the hood, and the benefits it delivers along with real-world GCP customer stories.

Juniper Network’s Rajagopalan Srinivasan, distinguished engineer, Aniket Daptari, senior product manager, Cloud Network Automation – Contrail, and Vivevekananda Shenoy, virtualization solution architect, gave a talk titled Performance Enhancements in Network Virtualization for NFV: OpenContrail vRouter/DPDK Architecture. In their presentation, they discussed how the OpenContrail vRouter implementation leveraged the DPDK and ported the kernel-based distributed forwarding module to the user space.

Madhu Rangarajan, a principal engineer in the Cloud Service Provider Group in Intel’s Data Center Group, gave an overview of networking trends in the cloud, various network topologies and tradeoffs, and trends in the acceleration of packet processing workloads. He also provided insight into the work Intel is doing to address these trends, including FPGAs in the data center. Madhu is responsible for taking the customer perspective in driving requirements across platform ingredients, focusing on cloud networking, storage, and machine learning and other accelerator deployments.

Aniket Daptari, from Juniper Networks, won a DPDK-in-a-box kit for his Idea Roulette proposal. Alberto Rodrigues, from Cisco, Andre Chik, from SJSU, and Martin O’Shield, from Windy City SDR, won the EventBrite prize drawing.

MAY MEET UP: Platform Transformation for NFV and SDN

In May, the focus was on platform transformation for NFV and SDN. Sixty-three developers from 30 different companies learned about VirtPhy*, Big Monitoring Fabric* (BMF), and a day in the life of a packet.

Intel® Innovator Cristina Dominicini joined us to discuss NFV orchestration over a fully programmable SDN infrastructure for small data centers. Cristina is assistant professor at Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (IFES, Brazil) and a PhD student in computer science at Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES, Brazil). Cristina presented VirtPhy, a fully programmable approach to orchestrate small data centers for NFV-based server-centric networks.

Mike Stolarchuk, MTS at Big Switch Networks, introduced us to DPDK and BMF. BMF is Big Switch’s network packet broker, forwarding frames from a collection of sources to a collection of destinations over a switch topology. This short talk presented the architecture, implementation and performance challenges of the integrated DPDK services.

Ilango Ganga is a principal engineer on the Network Platforms Group Architecture team at Intel. Ilango spoke on platform transformation for NFV and SDN, which took us through a day in the life of a packet through a typical NFV platform, from the physical infrastructure through to the heart of the application.

Prize winners were Renuke Mendis, who won a DPDK-in-a-box kit for his Idea Roulette proposal, and Venkat Pullela, who won a prize for registering through the EventBrite site.

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