Out of the Box Network Developer Newsletter – December 2017

A Great Year in 2017

2017 was another great year for Out of the Box Network Developers. We have grown to a community of over 2,500 SDN/NFV developers worldwide. Starting from just one meet-up in Santa Clara, we now have meet-up groups in Bangalore, Dublin, Portland, Oregon, and Chandler, Arizona. We want to begin 2018 by thanking all of you who have participated in Out of the Box Network Developer meet-ups. You are critical for growing our vibrant SDN/NFV community.

One of our major accomplishments in 2017 was the Intel® NFV Next Virtual Conference. This online conference had 22 sessions across three tracks—VNF, 5G, and platform optimization—led by Industry leaders from the Open Network Foundation, Ericsson*, Red Hat*, Huawei*, and Citrix*. You can view conference session replays at the Intel® NFV Next Virtual Conference archive site.

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Out of the Box Network Developers

Santa Clara

The first meet up in 2018 will be in Santa Clara. Here we’ll turn the tables and let you tell us about your latest projects. SDN/NFV Developer Day & Lightening Talks is planned for January 24. We will host a panel of business gurus from the industry to discuss what network developers should keep in mind when developing a project to take to market. Panelists include Lakshmi Sharma, Robert Starmer, and Sanjit Dang. Developers will share their projects to get input and feedback from the panelists and attendees as well. To kick off the meet up, there will be a hands-on lab where developers will learn about the faster, easier and more user-friendly “new DPDK”. Additional details can be found on the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up page.

If you also register for this event on the Eventbrite site, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a Kindle Fire!

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Bangalore

Out of the Box Network Developers Bangalore will hold a DPDK Summit in March. The Linux Foundation and Intel will host this two-day event. It’s still early in the planning stages, but you can get updates by checking the Out of the Box Network Developer Bangalore Meet Up page.

Portland, Oregon

Portland network developers and architects: We want to hear from you. Please take a 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 Survey.

Intel hosted the fourth OPNFV Plugfest the week of December 4 in Portland, Oregon. At this milestone event, OPNFV users came together to improve the OPNFV platform through rigorous compatibility testing using a wide-range of user scenarios.

Innovator News

Intel Network Innovators have been busy sharing their knowledge and experience with others. We’d like to acknowledge and thank these Network Innovators for the time and effort spent sharing their expertise.

  • Shohreh Ahvar presented a workshop—Tutorial #1: Fast Packet Processing Towards Scalable and Agile VNFs—at the IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks.
  • Eskil Steenberg  was at Twitch Streaming.
  • Marco Spaziani Brunella spoke the at RISC-V 7th Workshop.
  • Shivaram Mysore trained developers on installation issues and methodologies for OVS with DPDK.

A big welcome to Tuan Nguyen, a new network innovator. Tuan is a solutions architect for NFV/Telco, building solutions and innovations for VMware. Welcome, Tuan. We look forward to seeing you at future meet-ups.

New on Intel® Developer Zone

An Overview of Advanced Server-Based Networking Technologies - This guide is an overview of tools for advanced technologies in SDN and NFV. It covers DPDK, Open vSwitch, SR-IOV, Fd.io and VPP, and describes virtualization scenarios using one or more of the tools. By Jim Chamings.

Introduction to Hyperscan - Hyperscan, a high-performance, open source regex matching library from Intel, supports PCRE syntax, simultaneous matching of regex groups, and streaming operations. It’s suitable for DPI,IDS, IPS, and firewalls, and has been deployed in network security solutions worldwide. It can be integrated with DPDK for a high-performance DPI solution. By Xiang Wang

Hyperscan and Snort* Integration - Learn about the integration of Hyperscan, an advanced regex matching library, and Snort, which is widely used for deep packet inspection (DPI) and in-plane switching (IPS) in Networking solutions. By Xiang Wang.

Get Started Using the DPDK Traffic Management API - This tutorial describes the new traffic management (TM) API in DPDK 17.08. Features include hierarchical scheduling, traffic shaping, congestion management, and packet marking. The TM API is a generic interface for QoS TM configuration of devices such NICs, NPUs, ASICs, and FPGAs. A typical DPDK function call sequence helps you get started using the API. By Jasvinder Singh, Wenzhuo L., and Florin D. Cristian.

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If you're not already a member of the Out of the Box Network Developer meet-up group, please join us now in Santa Clara, Dublin, Bangalore, Portland, Oregon, or Chandler, Arizona to stay up-to-date on the latest networking technologies.

Happy holidays and see you in 2018!

Sujata and Michelle

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