A basic understanding of infrastructure and networking terms is helpful but not required.
LessonsDiscover what SDN is and how it changes network services, applications, and roles within an organization.
For the past 20 years, networking has not been able to quickly respond to changing business demands. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises to change that. SDN empowers the business to control network behavior by emphasizing the software application instead of the network infrastructure. In this interactive course, you will learn what SDN is and how it is rapidly changing the future of networking.
This vendor-neutral course provides an open discussion on how SDN can:
- Allow more efficient provisioning of new services and applications
- Affect your role in your organization
- Reduce configuration time and errors
- Enhance security
- Enhance cloud computing
- SDN and its impact in the industry
- Business and technical challenges that SDN solves
- How SDN enhances cloud computing
- How SDN impacts your organization, your team, and you
Those interested in a high-level understanding of what SDN is and how it will change your business and the networking landscapeFollow-On Courses
- SDN Planning Workshop: Demystifying Vendor Solutions
1. Network Complexity and the Need for SDN
- What Is a Network?
- Growing Network Complexity
- Technical Challenges of Complex Networks
- Looking for a Solution
- What is SDN?
- The Planes
- SDN Controllers
- Communication Flows
- Exercise: SDN Controllers vs. Network Functions Virtualization
- Imperative vs. Declarative SDN
- NFV Overlay Network Technologies
- Southbound Interfaces
- Northbound Interfaces
- Open-Source SDN Projects
- Categorizing SDN Solutions
- Identifying Providers
- Change Management
- Six Sigma
- Use Case: Global Knowledge Labs
- Your Challenges
- Other Business and Technical Challenges
- What is Cloud Computing?
- What is Cloud Networking?
- How Does SDN Enhance the Cloud?
- Today vs. Tomorrow
- Network Visibility and Control
- Application Examples
- Adopting SDN: Pros and Cons
- IT Managers
- Application Administrators
- Security Administrators
- Server Virtualization and Cloud Administrators
- Network Administrators
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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