The Telecom Revolution enabled by NFV and SDN

The Revolution Started ! with Network Functions Virtualization and Software Define Networking
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  • Lectures 48
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • High-level understanding of LAN/WAN networking
  • Basic knowledge in Telecommunication

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

Course and teacher brief introduction.


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

Section 2: Major Challenges for Telecommunications Providers

Short introduction for the upcoming section.


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


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


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


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


Challenge #4 - handling the decreasing revenue.


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


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

Section 3: SDN and NFV - Leading the Telecom Industry Revolution

Short introduction for the upcoming section.


Short definition to NFV technology.


Short definition to SDN technology.


Which players are already pushing forward ?


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


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


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


Define the relationship between NFV and SDN.


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

Test your Knowledge - NFV & SDN Introduction
6 questions
1 page

List of web sites related to NFV and SDN.

Section 4: NFV – Network Function Virtualization

Short introduction for the upcoming section about Network Function Virtualization.


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


Detailed definition of Network Function Virtualization.


What kind of options are available to virtual network functions.


List down the major to top drivers for implementing NFV.


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


Quickly review the leading ETSI NFV group standard body.


Review the official NFV framework defined by ETSI.


Define the VNFs layer as part of the NFV framework.


Define the NFVI layer as part of the NFV framework.


Define the MANO layer as part of the NFV framework.

Test your Knowledge - NFV Quiz
4 questions
Section 5: SDN - Software Defined Networking
Short introduction for the upcoming section about Software Defined Networking.

Detailed definition of Software Defined Networking.


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


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.


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


Moving into SDN while separating and centralizing the control plane.


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


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


List down the major to top drivers for implementing SDN.


Quickly review the leading ONF group standard body for OpenFlow.


Review the official SDN architecture defined by ONF.


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


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

Test your Knowledge - SDN Quiz
4 questions
Section 6: Applications and Use Cases

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

Section 7: Course Summary

Reviewing the key points to remember.


Thank you for joining, listing, asking questions and hopefully learning few things.

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Instructor Biography

Idan Gabrieli, 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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