Software-defined networking (SDN) is leading to major changes in every part of the network. Using a centralized, highly programmable model that separates the control and data planes from the underlying infrastructure, SDN allows for more granular and automated network management. After years of stagnation, network design is finally evolving to meet the demands of cloud computing and virtualization. As vendors seek to give networks the flexibility and ease-of-use they need, they have introduced two main concepts – centralized control and programmability – which have become the hallmarks of SDN.
This is an introductory course for building the foundational knowledge of SDN and SDN Ecosystem for networking professionals, managers and senior management. After completing this course, participants will be able to explain the:
- Evolution of programmable networks and SDN
- SDN terminology,building blocks, components, architectures and reference standards
- OpenFlow Architecture and various Networks Controllers
- Virtual networking and Network functional virtualization (NFV) concepts
- SDN Ecoystem and SDN Deployment Considerations
- SDN business and technology landscape, major players
This is an introductory workshop on SDN 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.