The highly successful SDN, OpenFlow and NFV (SDN), Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC) and IPv6 Planning and Design (IPv6) workshops by Ivan Pepelnjak are available at NIL Learning. Additionally, attendees will also get unlimited access to Pepelnjak's webinar version of the topics covered in workshops.

We expanded our training portfolio with three highly successful and relevant courses, developed by one of the leading industry experts, Ivan Pepelnjak. SDN, OpenFlow and NFV (SDN), Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC) and IPv6 Planning and Design (IPv6) workshops are now available at NIL Learning and are being delivered by field-proven experts in the topics that the workshops cover.

Additionally, every student that takes one of the workshop with NIL Learning gets not only the PDF version of the slide deck, but also unlimited access to the webinar version of the topics covered in the workshop. This allows you to download and watch the webinar videos after attending the workshop.

More about the courses

  • SDN, OpenFlow and NFV (SDN): OpenFlow, Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies fuel the latest hype bubble in the networking industry and service provider environments. Based on vendor and industry press promises, well-published OpenFlow deployment with Google’s internal network, and numerous other industry initiatives, these technologies became an unavoidable boardroom discussion as service providers and enterprises try to seek new revenue streams or optimize their costs. On the other hand, many engineers are left wondering what’s really going on behind the scenes and how useful these technologies might be in real-life networks. This workshop describes the technology fundamentals of Software-Defined Networking (SDN), OpenFlow and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), their advantages and pitfalls, and potential use cases, including a brief overview of some existing deployments. The focus of the presentation is on real-life deployment scenarios and design discussions. Download the complete outline.
  • Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC): Can you afford to deploy new applications in days or weeks when your competitors can do it in minutes? Are your developers satisfied with the time it takes to move a new application from development through QA and CA to production? Are you able to deploy new releases daily? Are you happy that your development teams prefer public cloud services over internal IT? If you've answered NO to at least one of the questions, it's high time to put Software-Defined Data Center near the top of your priority list. Now imagine you’d combine virtualized network services with programmable network elements – you’d get highly flexible infrastructure allowing you to deploy, configure, and migrate application stacks in just minutes, not days or weeks. Excited? This workshop will tell you how to design a software-defined data center, describe leading products (VMware NSX and Cisco ACI) and document their benefits and shortcomings. Download the complete outline.
  • IPv6 Planning and Design (IPv6): Is your content available over IPv6? If not, do you know how to make it available? Do you know what to do when you won’t be able to get public IPv4 addresses? Is your existing gear capable of running IPv6? Do you know where to start the IPv6 deployment? Can you create an IPv6 addressing plan? If you answered YES to all of the above questions, you don’t need this workshop. If not, you might consider getting fluent in the protocol that in just a few years will become as ubiquitous as IPv4 is today. This workshop describes the technology fundamentals of IPv6, high-level deployment guidelines, network edge and network core designs, IPv6 transition mechanisms, IPv6-specific security challenges, and high-availability considerations. Download the complete outline.

How to register for a workshop?

All three workshops are available as private/closed-enrollment/in-house trainings at any location worldwide. Please contact us to discuss the delivery options and pricing.


About Ivan Pepelnjak

Ivan Pepelnjak (CCIE#1354 Emeritus), Independent Network Architect at, has been designing and implementing large-scale data communication networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced internetworking technologies since 1990. He’s the author of several Cisco Press books, prolific blogger and writer, occasional consultant, and the author of a series of highly successful webinars. His current focus includes large-scale data centers and cloud deployments, software defined networking (SDN) and data centers (SDDC), and network function virtualization (NFV).

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