SD-WAN is rapidly growing in use. This vendor neutral course starts with an introduction to what SD-WAN is and when it is useful. Each main area of SD-WAN is then studied in more detail to enable delegates to recognise the technologies used in SD-WAN and then use this information to evaluate SD-WAN products.
What is SD and SDN? What is WAN? Branch/ Office. MPLS, MPLS vs Internet, Ethernet, Broadband, LTE/4G, Cable, Satellite. The impact of the cloud. Single console, Dynamic path selection, automation. Why SD-WAN?
Network management, orchestration, administration. Example GUI interfaces. Northbound and southbound APIs.
SD-WAN transports, Overlay networks, security. VPNs, IPsec. QoS and prioritization. Policies, traffic path rules. Application specific routing, bonding, optimisation.
Time saving, removing errors. Zero touch, ZOOM, ZTP. The role of the orchestrator. Real time monitoring of the network. APIs.
Hardware solutions, software solutions, virtual appliances. Clouds. SD-WAN edge devices, SDWAN controllers, Orchestrators. HA and SD-WAN. Riverbed, Cisco, Juniper, others.
SD-WAN doesn’t replace MPLS, virtualisation and SD-WAN. Relationship with SDN and NFV. SDWAN versus WAN optimisation.
"Well taught, good pace, content."
"Very good trainers - good explainations and good practical examples"
This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.