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Modern Service Provider Architectures

by Nick Russo

Although the business goals of service providers hasn't changed in decades, the underlying technologies and architectures are constantly evolving. This course summarizes those new aspects and how they improve service provider networks.

What you'll learn

The manner in which service providers design their networks has evolved rapidly over time as new technologies are introduced. In this course, Modern Service Provider Architectures, you'll examine network designs using technologies like MPLS, optical, and 5G cellular. First, discover the mechanisms for delivering residential and business class internet using DOCSIS, DSL, and GPON access techniques. Next, you'll explore the various Cisco products and their software architectures, including advanced high-availability features. Finally, you'll learn how service providers virtualize many aspects of service delivery to improve performance and scale. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of Cisco service provider architectures to begin designing and implementing modern carrier networks.

About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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