During this current decade the buzzword "Cloud" has been on everyone's lips. We started with private clouds, began to have public clouds and lately been combining these two into dynamic hybrid clouds. But cloud as a term is just as vague as its real world match hanging on the sky, ever growing, shrinking, popping up and disappearing at the same time. People have started to realize that this amazing "cloud" is actually only a collection of computing power (servers), bit movers (network) and endless disk space (storage).
The buzzwordbingo among the ICT industry vendors has yet again been swiveled and the winner has been elected; SDN, standing for Software Defined Networking. Now everyone is claiming to have "the first shipping" SDN-solution and telling how the "network as we used to know it" is becoming obsolete and irrelevant - bollocks! Good old 80/20 rule applies here; 80% of hype, 20% of usefulness. Something is certainly baking under the surface and there are some very bright creative solutions being developed and published, but almost every if not all of these solutions utilize and require the good-old network layer underneath the new SDN-solution, it's just being referred as "underlay".
This 2-day course aims at providing the audience with relevant information about the characteristics of SDN as a concept and especially giving some flesh around the bones with some vendor-specific approaches and actual real-life implementation scenarios.