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Program Overview

The Communications Service Provider Program is designed to give members of the Communications Service Provider community (which includes employees as well as vendors) an overview of NFV and SDN as well as Intel’s role in the adoption and rollout of the technology. This program is intended to be taken in order, starting with an overview of ETSI*, an overview and deep dive into the concepts around virtualization, an overview of cloud technology, an overview of open source projects related to NFV, and wraps up with an understanding of Intel’s NFV hardware ingredients and Intel’s NFV programs and plans.


The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) manages NFV standards. In this course, Intel’s Ian Bartlett, Solution Architect, provides an introduction to the ETSI working group for NFV.


In this course, Petar Torre, Intel's Lead Architect, Service Provider Group, provides an introduction to virtualization and cloud principles, and key open source projects for building NFV platforms.


Intel's Lead Architect, Service Provider Group, Petar Torre, and Market Development Manager, Jordan Rodgers, discuss server-based virtualization technology, including Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT), virtual networking topologies and network virtualization overlays (NVO).


In this course, Intel's Lead Architect, Service Provider Group, Petar Torre, provides an overview of cloud, starting with what is a cloud, some cloud business models, and then some details on OpenStack and Virtual Infrastructure Manager.


Intel's Lead Architect, Service Provider Group, Petar Torre, and Market Development Manager, Jordan Rodgers, explain the difference between IT/cloud virtualization and NFV requirements, including DPDK, optimizations and the Open Platform for NFV.


Intel has a broad hardware solution set for NFV, and in this course, Petar Torre, Intel Service Provider Group Lead Architect, provides an overview covering NFV requirements, and Intel solutions including CPUs, NICs, SSD and Intel® QuickAssist Technology.


In this course, Petar Torre, Intel's Lead Architect, Service Provider Group, discusses Intel's NFV approach, introduces different programs that Intel is investigating, and provides an overview of the Intel® Network Builders program.


In this course, Intel's Technical Lead for Service Provider Group, Petar Torre, discusses configuring hardware for NFV including workload categories, storage requirements, Enhanced Platform Access and how to model server costs.


In this course, Intel's Technical Lead for Service Provider Group, Petar Torre, discusses re-architecting appliances into virtual network functions (VNFs). He will cover software transformation stages, VNF design patterns and an example of an VNF architecture and decomposition.

Intel® Builders University