Software Defined Networking (SDN) is among the hottest networking topics today and this technology promises to transform flexibility and cost profiles of IP networks together with the careers of the people within it.
Networks for a long time have required manual configuration and changes for expression of traffic policies. Most network functionalities as we know and use are implemented in a dedicated appliance that run the control, data and management planes. Key characteristics of this model is vendor lock-in to proprietary hardware, slow innovation of network functionalities, poor scaling and heavy provisioning and management overhead. SDN offers a departure from the old ways to whole new world of possibilities.
SDN offers decoupling of the control from the data plane that will centralize and simplify control of the network, make networks programmable and more agile, and create opportunities for policy-driven supervision and more automation.
Topics of discussion during the show:
· An introduction to SDN and its architecture
· What this technological shift means to engineers and end customers
· Key industry market players and use cases
To join the training session
How do you:
- Deepen interactions between business and technology in your organization and improve the effectiveness of those interactions
- Face down challenges of complexity and cost in environments where the business changes faster than the network can
- Frame the problem(s) and conceptualize the optimal network solution
- Reflect operational realities, cost issues, and application support in your design
- Fully leverage the benefits of modularity, hierarchy, and virtualization
- Build networks that are more manageable and more resistant to security failures
- Make better choices about topology, virtualization, and routing
Melville Makokha | Systems Engineer | Cisco Systems
John Gitau | Systems Engineer | Cisco Systems
Cyrus Ngaruiya | Technology lead (SP)| Dimension Data | CCIE#37227
As we seek to answer some of the questions above. We will be delivering ‘The Art of Network Architecture’ tomorrow from 3pm. This virtual training will be on webex (see details below) and was initially targeted at the East African Network Operators Group (EANOG). Please forward the links to friends partners and anyone that might be interested. We expect a varied audience so it will be a great interaction.
To join the training session
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm, Nairobi Time (Nairobi, GMT+03:00) (You can join 15 minutes earlier)
Session number: 204 802 138
1. Go to https://cisco.webex.com/ciscosales/k2/j.php?ED=252801142&UID=0&HMAC=8c2a4fb31459e20a5005e95be586f1fce680aa1e&RT=MiMzNA%3D%3D.
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: eanog
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.