Software Defined Networking (SDN): The Big Picture

Learn the basics of SDN and Network Virtualization, how they are shaping the industry, and how they will affect you and your organization.
Course info
Rating
(162)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2014
Duration
2h 33m
Table of contents
Introduction to SDN
SDN Defined
How Does SDN Work?
NFV vs. SDN
NFV Technologies
SDN/NFV Vendors
SDN's Impact on You and the Industry
Summary/Action Plan
Description
Course info
Rating
(162)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 4, 2014
Duration
2h 33m
Description

In this course, you will learn the basics of SDN and NFV. You'll become familiar with what they are at a conceptual level, and how they aim to solve both business and technical problems. We'll first look at SDN and how it differs from traditional networking, then investigate NFV and how the combination of virtualization and networking have provided us some considerable automation benefits. We'll discuss how to evaluate these technologies and how they will impact you, your organization, and the industry at large. Finally, we'll help you develop an action plan so that you can take the next steps on your SDN journey.

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About the author

Brian is an energetic trainer and consultant with nearly 20 years of technical experience in datacenter management and design. As a virtualization instructor, Brian spends much of his time discussing the impact and intricacies of Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC), Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Software Defined Storage (SDS).

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John Hales is a trainer, consultant, and courseware developer in the areas of virtualization, storage, and networking. He has published more than 60 books and has written many courses for internal use at Fortune 500 companies. He has also trained in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

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