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Since the introduction of smart mobile devices and cloud computing, the world has been undergoing a series of major technological revolutions, including IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Machine Learning, and the upcoming 5G specifications, all involved with networking. In recent years, SDN (Software-Defined Network) has taken the most spotlight, and has indeed been widely adopted among enterprises all over the world. Following the success of SDN, there is another growing trend, Intent-based Networking, or abbreviated as IBN. In fact, IBN and SDN have often been jointly discussed due to certain level of similarities in their natures. Thus, this article is going to address the relations between SDN and IBN.

The increasing convergence in IoT, cloud, SDN and NFV has led to the unprecedented transformation and revolution of the network environment. The conventional security measures are encountering their limits against the sophisticated, advanced cyber intrusions. As the leader in network security gateways, Lanner strives to innovate our product lineups to meet the changing needs in the evolving virtual and physical, edge-to-cloud networks architecture.

The term “edge computing” has emerged as the fundamental concepts for the future network infrastructure of 5G and IoT. Indeed, edge computing plays an integral role by performing the computing and data processing at the network, where the data is generated. Thus, performance is optimized while latency is minimized. While cloud computing is considered a centralized architecture, edge computing functions as a distributed approach, where data processing and analytics are localized.

The increasing use of smart mobile devices has escaladed the competition among mobile operators, and the competition has driven them to upgrade bandwidth and improve quality of services, while average revenue and profitability per user are declining. This unfavorable cycle has witnessed the obstacle for the capacity of conventional RAN infrastructures as it has been challenged by the increases of volumes of data and the urged demands for high-speed communications. In fact, conventional RAN platforms are proprietary, vendor-locked deployments, and the upgrades of hardware interfaces would mean significant expenditure for mobile service operators even when profitability is declined.

Today, audiences enjoy sporting events or concerts in large-scale stadium and arenas differently than in previous generations. Especially the ones born within a decade earlier or later than the millennium, they urge to share what they see and to know what are being shown live beyond their seats. Traditionally, this was achieved if the audience purchases a VIP lounge ticket.

As software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology becomes more popular, communications service providers (CommSPs) want to expand their service offerings to include smaller remote offices. Low system costs for these locations are important, as is delivering line rate performance for deep packet inspection (DPI) and IPsec packet encryption/decryption and routing. Intel® Network Builders ecosystem member Lanner Electronics Inc. has built its NCA-2510 server products for these markets. The NCA-2510 product family is based on the Intel Atom® processor C3000 . The Intel Atom processor C3000 is designed to scale-out workloads in low-cost applications. The platform also features high I/O integration, making it a good choice for data networking applications.

Facial recognition is among one of the hottest technology trends nowadays and the booming applications of it is clearly foreseeable, starting from security-critical to retail payment systems. However, like other IoT applications, facial recognition generates tremendous volume of data, which may lead to performance disappointment due to network congestions. Therefore, with the assistance of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) for the anticipated 5G network specifications, the concept of facial recognition to be deployed at retail setting has become a reality.