Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining increasing traction in the industry based on the promise of reducing both CAPEX and OPEX using COTS hardware. NFV decouples the network functions such as NAT, Firewall, DPI, IPS/IDS, WAAS, SBC, RR etc from proprietary hardware appliances, so they can run in software.
It utilizes standard IT virtualization technologies that run on high-volume service, switch and storage hardware to virtualize network functions. It involves the implementation of network functions in software that can run on a range of industry standard server hardware, and that can be moved to, or instantiated in, various locations in the network as required, without the need for installation of new equipment.
In this workshop, we focus on understanding NFV motivation. We will take a look on example case studies from ATT Domain 2.0 initiative and Cisco DNA Enterprise Architecture. We introduce the ETSI NFV reference architecture, terminology and Cisco products that cater the need in the NFV designs. We look into use-cases including the vEPC, vCPE. We focus on key concepts involved in VNFs on server hardware, understand the througput issues with hypervisors & virtualization technologies, introduce SR-IOV and DPDK solutions to help increase the software througputs. We also see the vendor optimizations in these areas.
This is an overview of NFV Architecture with no specific pre-requisites. However, to get most out of training, participants are expected to have prior knowledge of networking fundamentals, TCP/IP, network provisioning and management.
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