Out of the Box Network Developers Newsletter – March 2017

It’s been a busy time for Out of the Box Network Developers and we have lots of news and information to share with you. Read on for information about upcoming events in Santa Clara, Portland, Shannon, and Bangalore, and get recaps of recent meetups and devlabs. Learn about new articles on Intel® Developer Zone, meet new Innovators, and check out some developer projects on DevMesh. To top things off, we’ve added a new section to highlight upcoming Intel® Network Builders University classes and events.

Upcoming Meetups and Devlabs

Out of the Box Network Developers Santa Clara

Cloud Networking Deep Dive
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:30 PM to 9:30

SC9-Auditorium, Garage B
2250 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

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). Google Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) provides you with a secure and flexible sandbox to run your cloud workloads. Global Load Balancing and Cloud CDN deliver global reach, scale and high availability and secure your apps against DDoS attacks. Cloud Interconnect enables seamless connectivity options for hybrid/multi-cloud app delivery. This talk provides an in-depth look at Google Cloud Networking, what's under the hood, the benefits it delivers along with real world GCP customer stories. Presented by Prajakta Joshi, who is a product manager at Google focused on delivering Cloud Networking products to scale, secure and simplify your Google Cloud Platform deployments. Prajakta previously served as Director of Product for ONOS, a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Control Plane Platform, which she helped productize and launch in open source.

Out of the Box Network Developers Portland

Talk about NFV/SDN concepts and overview of ONOS
Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Intel Auditorium RA1
2501 NW 229th Ave, Hillsboro, OR

This is our first Meetup! We will talk generally about NFV, SDN, ONOS and our experiences when deploying, running it, favorite flavors of vendors, etc.

7:00 - 7:30   Networking
7:30 - 8:00   Overview of NFV and SDN by Baltazar Ruiz
8:00 - 8:30   Overview of ONOS (Open Network Operating System) by Karla Saur
8:30 - 9:00   Q&A

About Karla Saur - Holds a PhD in Computer Science, currently works as a Research Scientist on Distributed Systems.

About Baltazar Ruiz - Over 15 years of experience as Sr. Network Engineer, currently works as an Application Engineer in Intel.

Out of the Box Network Developers, Bangalore

SDN/NFV industry standard DevOps implementation, Benchmarking and Testing
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Increasingly, service providers are creating labs to try out their own SDN/NFV solutions in the lab and Indian Telcom Industry is playing a critical role in this effort. In this meet up key player in this market e.g. Intel, TCS, and Tech Mahindra will talk about the roles they are playing in this effort.

Out of the Box Network Developers, Ireland

Enabling Virtualization in SDN and NFV world on IA
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 9:30 AM

Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre
The Times Building, 11-12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2

Networking has traditionally been entrusted to customized ASICs and vertically integrated software solutions on top of these customized boxes. Virtualizing network functions on commodity x86 based servers brings its own challenges. Sharing resources among virtual functions and added software layers of hypervisor, soft switches, etc. before the packet gets onto the Network Function are some of them. This meet up will focus on giving the attendee a flavor of some of the tools and technologies being to resolve some of these issues from the Industry and Intel. To be presented by Andrew Duignan, who is an Electronic Engineering graduate from University College Dublin, Ireland. He has worked as a software engineer in Motorola and now at Intel Corporation. He is in a Platform Applications Engineering role, supporting technologies such as DPDK and virtualization on Intel CPUs. He is based in the Intel Shannon site in Ireland.

Please register to confirm a spot and a chance to win a 50 euro Amazon gift card.

New on Intel Developer Zone

Analyzing Open vSwitch* with DPDK Bottlenecks Using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

This article shows how we used Intel® VTune™ Amplifier to identify and fix an MMIO transaction performance bottleneck at the microarchitecture level in OVS-DPDK. By Bhanu Prakash Bodi Reddy and Antonio Fischetti.

Build Your Own Traffic Generator – DPDK-in-a-Box

Build your own DPDK-based traffic generator with a MinnowBoard Turbot or any Intel platform. OS is Ubuntu* 16.04 client with DPDK. Uses the TRex* realistic traffic generator. By M Jay (Muthurajan Jayakumar).

SR-IOV and OVS-DPDK Hands-on Labs

Automate setup of SR-IOV with DPDK in Linux* and configure an OVS-DPDK NFV use case inside nested VMs. Provision into a cluster or datacenter. Includes all the setup scripts used by Clayne to prepare for the hands-on labs at the December 8 Intel® Developer Zone NFV/DPDK Devlab. By Clayne Robison.

Visit our library on Intel Developer Zone to see all of our Networking articles and videos.

Recap of Our January 2017 Meetups

The SDN/NFV Developer Party on January 19th at SC-9 (Santa Clara)

Sixty-three developers trained from 40 companies. This party was a spotlight on project pitches from the Out Of The Box meetup community, ending with a project idea brainstorming session.

There were lightning talks from industry developers from Intel, CableLabs, Apple, Huawei, and ONOS on topics such as RDT in NFV, OPEN-O*, ONOS*, and more.

Three developers from the Out Of the Box community gave prepared talks on ongoing projects stemming from the NFV/DPDK DevLab in December 2016, and one new developer from the audience came up and talked about their project. These developers were given DPDK-in-a-Box dev kits in recognition of their work.

Enabling Virtualization in SDN and NFV world on IA (Bangalore)

One-hundred fifteen developers trained. The first meetup was planned and executed in Bangalore to engage developers from networking companies, CSPs, networking and telecom equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and OEMs that are focused on adopting NFV and SDN technologies.

This meetup was remarkably successful with an audience of 115 developers, architects, and network engineers ranging from 64 different companies, exceeding the original expectation of 50 developers.

People and Projects

Congratulations to our Two New Intel Software Innovators

  • Anthony Chow (SDN/NFV developer and blogger 6000+ followers)
  • Shivaram Mysore (Developer for Faucet, which is an open-source SDN controller)

Latest Developer Projects

Intel® Network Builders University

Data Plane Development Kit Courses

The Intel® Network Builders University released a series of new courses this month in the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) program. The new material adds a variety of deep-dive technical content to the existing library. Expand your DPDK knowledge and skills by taking the following new courses:

Setting Up DPDK on Different Operating Systems: In this course, you will learn the process of installing DPDK on a variety of operating systems, the installation of DPDK from source code, and the topic of setting up Hugepages.

The DPDK Packet Framework: This course covers the DPDK packet framework and provides example pipelines and use cases.

The DPDK Sample Applications: This course provides a basic introduction to a few of the 40-plus DPDK sample applications available today.

Writing a Simple DPDK Forwarding Application: In this course, Intel Software Engineer, Ferruh Yigit, covers the topic of writing a simple DPDK forwarding application.

In addition to the new deep dive DPDK content, the Intel Network Builders University is releasing a new course on containers in the Management and Orchestration program titled "Container Orchestration with Kubernetes."* To access the material, simply log in or register on the Intel Network Builders University page.

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