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[NWV_204] Exploring Cloud, SDN and NFV

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The Mobile Communication Service Provider (CSP) business and network transformation continues, largely driven by new technologies and economic realities. A good conceptual understanding of the new networking and CSP business paradigms is essential for professionals in the communication industry. The recent rollout of a 4G all-IP network, and in parallel, new ways of improving network utilization, are being realized through the introduction of advanced IT technologies in the telecom domain. Cloud, Virtualization, open source software, and emerging networking technologies such as NFV and SDN promise even more improvements in network economics. This course provides a broad review of all of the primary drivers and technologies expected to be the foundation of tomorrow’s mobile CSP networks.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• List the business drivers for the CSP network transformation
• List key operational impacts to mobile CSP organizations
• Discuss fundamental technical concepts and value proposition behind SDN
• Discuss fundamental technical concepts and value proposition behind NFV
• Discuss fundamental technology concepts and value proposition behind OpenStack cloud IaaS
• Discuss fundamental technology concepts and value proposition behind Big Data and network analytics
• Sketch the conceptual vision of transformed CSP networks
• Show how these technologies interwork with each other
• Describe possible deployment & architectural choices for CSPs
• Describe role of orchestration and
• List key challenges and possible migration paths

Intended Audience

This session is intended for leaders in technology organizations interested in learning about the technologies and drivers for Network Transformation at Mobile CSPs.

Course Length

2 days

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. The Network Transformation
1.1. Business drivers
1.2. Vision of future CSP network

2. What is Virtualization?
2.1. Virtualization overview
2.2. Hypervisor architecture
2.3. Hypervisor tasks

3. Cloud with OpenStack IaaS
3.1. Role of Clouds in network transformation
3.2. What is OpenStack?
3.3. Why OpenStack?
3.4. OpenStack technologies and terms
3.5. OpenStack architecture and components
3.6. OpenStack operations

4. Software Defined Networking (SDN)
4.1. SDN – What and why?
4.2. Role of SDN in network transformation
4.3. SDN technologies and terms
4.4. SDN architecture and components
4.5. SDN operations with OpenFlow
4.6. Migration to SDN

5. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
5.1. NFV – What and why?
5.2. Role of NFV in network transformation
5.3. NFV technologies and terms
5.4. NFV architecture and components
5.5. NFV operations
5.6. Migration to NFV

6. Application Programming Interface (API)
6.1. API – What and why?
6.2. Role of API in network transformation
6.3. API technologies and terms
6.4. API architecture and components
6.5. RESTful API operations

7. Putting It All Together
7.1. End-to-end transformed network architecture
7.2. Deployment considerations
7.2.1. Architecture design
7.2.2. Capacity planning
7.2.3. Network integration and testing


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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