Business & IT Convergence - Understand & Believe SDN and Beyond (BIC-UB-SAB)

Detailed Course Outline

Understand Software-Defined-Networking
  • History and definition of Software Defined Networking
  • Discover and understand the language and initiatives around SDN
  • The relevance of SDN in today’s world
  • Other related open initiatives like Software-defined storage etc.
Identify Different Vendor Approaches
  • SDN in data center, enterprise and service provider
  • Cisco ACI
  • VMware NSX
  • Traditional SDN players
Understanding the Customer Care-Abouts leading to SDN conversations
  • SDN driving IT efficiency
  • SDN decreasing HW costs
  • Application lifecycle challenges
  • The need for application portability and visibility
Beyond Traditional SDN (ACI)
  • Understand the Cisco ACI portfolio and strategy
  • The Cisco ACI ecosystem
  • Applications for the Cisco ACI approach
Capturing SDN Opportunities
  • The need for an architectural approach
  • Building value and generate business benefits through Cisco SDN