This webinar discusses fundamental concepts and ideas that network engineers can use today to start "ramping up" the software-defined path. Matt Oswalt addresses some of the biggest questions on many network professionals' minds - questions like "Do I need to be a programmer to keep my job?", or "There is so much to learn - where do I start?".
Introduction to Virtualized Networking
Introductory webinar describing the networking requirements of server virtualization and IaaS cloud services, workload mobility, large-scale virtual networking solutions and multi-tenant isolation. This webinar is the recommended entry-level starting point for networking engineers interested in virtualization and cloud services.
Data Center Infrastructure for Networking Engineers
A broad overview of modern data center architectures and technologies covering server and LAN virtualization, LAN reference architectures and emerging fabric architectures, storage area networks and basics of data center interconnects.
Building Data Center Fabrics
Data Center Fabric Architectures
The webinar describes the data center networking requirements and various approaches to data center fabric networks. It includes in-depth analysis of fabric architectures used by major data center networking vendor and compares their scalability and ease-of-use.
The Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Architectures webinar describes the leaf-and-spine (Clos fabric) concepts, architecture, and single- and multistage designs that can be used to build large layer-2 or layer-3 all-point-equidistant Data Center networks.
EVPN Technical Deep Dive
This webinar will help you grasp the EVPN fundamentals, potential use cases, and its benefits and drawbacks. The deep dive part of the webinar discussed technical details that will enable you to deploy and troubleshoot EVPN in multi-vendor environments.
Software-Defined and Open Networking
Introduction to Software Defined Networking (SDN)
This webinar will help you figure out whether it's worth spending time and energy on Software Defined Networking and related technologies, and explain the concepts of SDN, whitebox switching, and network programmability and automation.
Open Networking for Large-Scale Networks
This webinar will cover the design components involved in building a data center or cloud fabric using a single, disaggregated deviceâthe way some hyperscale and web scale operators build their networks.
Networks, Buffers, and Drops
Buffering is a confusing and sometimes controversial topic when it comes to networking. In this short webinar JR Rivers discusses some of the related theory and practicalities as well as gives insight to tools that are available to networking specialists.
Multi-Site Deployments and Application-Level Challenges
Data Center Interconnects
Focused exclusively on DCI issues, this webinar describes numerous designs and technologies (including local and global load balancers, VPLS, OTV and MPLS/VPN) that can be used to build active-active data centers. This webinar expands on the concepts described in the Data Center 3.0 for Networking Engineers webinar, which is thus a highly recommended prerequisite.
Designing Active-Active and Disaster Recovery Data Centers
This webinar covers typical design scenarios encountered when building a disaster recovery data center or deploying multiple data centers in an active-active configuration.
TCP, HTTP and SPDY
TCP and HTTP, the transport and presentation-layer protocols used by almost all web-based applications, could have a significant impact on web application responsiveness and page load time. The webinar also describes SPDY, a novel protocol that is currently the basis for HTTP 2.0.
Data Center Case Studies
Data center case studies cover a wide range of topics, from
high-speed tenant isolation to redundant connectivity and
active-active data centers.