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Discover what is making the industry excited about SDN in this 1 day instructor led course.

This is a 1 day class that gives a background on SDN architecture, definitions, and where the industry is heading. This class has been designed to serve a variety of audiences including sales, project managers, network engineers and anyone interested in learning the current SDN landscape.

By taking this course, attendees will be able to:

1. Understand the issues that SDN aims to address.
2. Describe the different components that make up the SDN framework.
3. Identify the major vendor solutions in the SDN arena.
4. Discuss different use cases of real-world SDN implementations.

Intended Audience

This course is aimed at sales personnel, network engineers and architects, decision makers, and anyone interested in understanding SDN.


Attendees should have a basic understanding of networking and be able to identify the shortcomings of legacy networking infrastructure.

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Module 1: Introduction Agenda

  • Company introduction
  • Attendee introductions
  • Logistics

Module 2: Definitions and standards

  • Problems in networking (that SDN can help solve)
  • Making the case for SDN
  • SDN flavors
  • What is OpenFlow
  • How does OpenFlow work
  • Friends of SDN
  • SDN definers

Module 3: Open SDN – Vendor offerings

  • BigSwitch
    • Company info
    • Products
    • Evolution of SDN architecture
    • SDN in the data center
    • Big Cloud Fabric overview

Module 4: SDN via APIs – Vendor offerings

  • Cisco
    • Overview
    • APIC-EM
    • DevNet learning labs
  • DevNet

Module 5: SDN via Overlays – Vendor offerings

  • Juniper Contrail
    • Overview
    • Architecture
    • Business use case
    • Pros
    • Cons
  • VMWare NSX

Module 6: Case Studies

  • Data center
  • WAN
  • Transport networks

Module 7: SDN Open Source Controllers

Module 8: Where to Now

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