A Q&A with Myun Sook Kwon, President of Intel Korea: What Will Intel Bring to the Korea SDN/NFV Forum?

Q1: Intel is engaged in a number of SDN and NFV community and standards-developing organizations worldwide. What is the reasoning behind joining the new Korea SDN/NFV Forum?

A1: Intel Korea is firmly committed to helping enable our local Korean partner ecosystem to fully participate and benefit from the transformation of the global networking industry towards software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Incorporating the latest SDN and NFV standards and open source technologies from initiatives such as OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, OpenFlow and others into a coherent, value-added and stable software platform is complex. Working with our partners in the Korea SDN/NFV Forum, we are hoping to contribute to reducing this complexity, thereby accelerating the usage of SDN and NFV in Korea itself as well as globally through the export solutions of the Korean ICT industry.

Q2: What can Intel contribute to the Korea SDN/NFV Forum?

A2: Intel has been at the forefront of SDN and NFV technology for more than five years. During that time, the company has invested in working with a wide range of technology partners to develop cutting-edge SDN/NFV hardware and software, as well the best practices for rapid deployment. This customer-centric expertise in architecting, developing and deploying SDN/NFV in cloud, enterprise data center and telecommunication networks is core to our contribution to the Korea SDN/NFV Forum.

Another concrete example of our expertise is a deep level of experience in testing and validating SDN/NFV hardware and software solutions, which is an important component when developing credible proofs-of-concept (PoC) for the next generation of SDN/NFV software. In addition, Intel has been operating Intel Network Builders, an SDN/NFV ecosystem program for solution partners and end-users. Products / solutions developed by Korea SDN/NFV Forum members can be leveraged by the ecosystem members to promote their solutions globally.

Q3: Are there any specific working groups within the Forum that Intel will focus on?

A3:  Intel plans to contribute to the success of all working groups with a focus on the standard technology, service PoC, policy development, and international relations working groups. Through the global Intel network, we are also aiming to assist in the collaboration of the Korea SDN/NFV Forum with other international organizations.

Q4: What is Intel’s main goal for participating in the Korea SDN/NFV Forum in 2015?

A4: Primarily, we want add value by helping the SDN/NFV Forum to get established and become a true source of SDN/NFV innovation for our partner ICT ecosystem here in Korea.