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The Telecom Revolution enabled by NFV and SDN

The Revolution Started ! with Network Functions Virtualization and Software Define Networking
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SDN and NFV are today’s hottest topic in the Telecom and IT industry as they present one of biggest revolution wave in networking.

Communication Service Providers and Vendors are investing allot of resources going in that direction and for good reasons. It is clear that many opportunities will be created during the development and market implementation of such disruptive technologies.

Going into NFV and SDN requires to let go our old mindset and embrace new one. This course will help you to start the journey with the needed knowledge, starting with high level business review and then zooming to technical details per technology, without losing the big picture.

It is here and it works !

Join me in the biggest Telecom REVOLUTION.

Who is the target audience?
  • IT Managers
  • SDN/NFV Sales Engineers
  • IT/Network/Telecom Engineers
  • Sales Representatives
  • Business Development Manager
  • IT and Telecom Consultants
  • Software Programmers
  • Product and Project Managers
  • NOC and Operation Managers
  • IT and Telecom Security Experts
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What Will I Learn?
Understand what is SDN and for what it is going be used
Understand SDN motivation and benefits
Understand the connection to NFV
Be able to explain the concept and framework of SDN
Understand concepts behind network virtualization
Learn about the benefits and value proposition of NFV/SDN
Define the NFV building blocks and elements
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  • High-level understanding of LAN/WAN networking
  • Basic knowledge in Telecommunication
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 48 Lectures Collapse All 48 Lectures 02:10:28
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 04:28

Course and teacher brief introduction.

Preview 02:03

Detailed list and short description of the main course learning objectives.

Preview 02:25
Major Challenges for Telecommunications Providers
8 Lectures 20:53

Short introduction for the upcoming section.

Preview 00:44

Starting with business side of telecom sector, by understanding some of the challenges for communication service providers.

Preview 01:51

Challenge #1 - the problems while using dedicated network appliances for network functions.

Network Equipment Providers

Challenge #2 - handling the amazing skyrocket traffic growth and the impact on network capacity.

Keeping with Traffic Growth

Challenge #3 - OTTs players are fast and agile, CSPs are slow and....

OTT are picking the Cherry

Challenge #4 - handling the decreasing revenue.

Revenue is going Down...

Challenge #5 - most network technologies are complex leading to high operational costs and slow response time to ongoing market requirements.

Complex Network Technologies

New mindset is needed to overcome the challenges and guess which technologies are coming to help ?

Looking for New Mindset
SDN and NFV - Leading the Telecom Industry Revolution
10 Lectures 24:04

Short introduction for the upcoming section.

Preview 00:50

Short definition to NFV technology.

What is NFV ?

Short definition to SDN technology.

What is SDN ?

Which players are already pushing forward ?

It is Here !

Reviewing the main key drivers for deploying NFV and SDN in communication networks.

Key Drivers for deploying NFV and SDN

Open source for telecom providers is one of the interesting trend while they are moving into more software based solutions.

Open Source in Telecom is Like...

It is important to understand why SDN and NFV are really disruptive technologies with high potential impact on almost all network domains.

SDN and NFV are Disruptive Technologies

Define the relationship between NFV and SDN.

Preview 01:55

Looking on 2016-2017, future impact is still unknown, however most CSPs already started to explore the NFV and SDN direction.

Future Impact

Test your Knowledge - NFV & SDN Introduction
6 questions

List of web sites related to NFV and SDN.

Additional SDN-NFV Useful Resources
1 page
NFV – Network Function Virtualization
11 Lectures 29:32

Short introduction for the upcoming section about Network Function Virtualization.

Preview 01:34

Before jumping to the solution, it is imperative to understand the root problem with traditional networking using dedicated network appliances.

Traditional Networking

Detailed definition of Network Function Virtualization.

NFV Definition

What kind of options are available to virtual network functions.

Network Virtualization Approach

List down the major to top drivers for implementing NFV.

Top NFV Drivers

Noting is perfect and it is imperative to understand the deployment challenges.

NFV Deployment Challenges

Quickly review the leading ETSI NFV group standard body.

ETSI NFV ISG Standard Group

Review the official NFV framework defined by ETSI.

NFV Framework (ETSI)

Define the VNFs layer as part of the NFV framework.

Virtualized Network Functions (VNF)

Define the NFVI layer as part of the NFV framework.

NFV Infrastructure (NFVI)

Define the MANO layer as part of the NFV framework.

NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO)

Test your Knowledge - NFV Quiz
4 questions
SDN - Software Defined Networking
13 Lectures 34:59
Short introduction for the upcoming section about Software Defined Networking.

Detailed definition of Software Defined Networking.

SDN Definition

Starting with the basics, what is Data, Control and Management planes in standard network element.

Data, Control, Management Planes

What are the main functionalities being done by the control plane ?

In addition, before jumping to the solution, it is imperative to understand the root problem while using distributed control plane in networking.

Distributed Control Plane

Understand the Data plane functionality and the forwarding tables per network element.

Data Plane and Forwarding Tables

Moving into SDN while separating and centralizing the control plane.

SDN - Centralized Control Plane

Why it is more programmable now and what are the benefits while moving into more programmable network ?

The Programmable Network

What is OpenFlow, where it is used and and how ?

OpenFlow Protocol

List down the major to top drivers for implementing SDN.

Top SDN Drivers

Quickly review the leading ONF group standard body for OpenFlow.

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

Review the official SDN architecture defined by ONF.

SDN Architecture (ONF)

Define the SDN Controllers layer as part of the SDN architecture.

SDN Controllers

Define the SDN Orchestrator layer as part of the SDN architecture.

SDN Orchestrator

Test your Knowledge - SDN Quiz
4 questions
Applications and Use Cases
1 Lecture 08:32

Using SDN-WAN application in Google real production large scale network.

Google Datacenter SDN WAN
Course Summary
3 Lectures 06:00

Reviewing the key points to remember.

Quick Recap

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About the Instructor
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Engineer and Entrepreneur (BS.c, MBA)

Entrepreneur and highly skilled professional engineer, Idan Gabrieli is a passionate creative person. Grow, lives and works in the startup nation, Israel, Idan gain valuable experience in the telecom and software market helping to promote constant technology innovation and tailor complex solutions for large scale customers in leading worldwide hi-tech companies.

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