SDN Use Cases

Overall rating: 4.88 Instructor: 4.87 Materials: 4.81 more …

This webinar describes typical SDN use cases, from data center fabrics and programmable network taps to WAN optimization and policy enforcement. The webinar focuses on SDN use cases that have been deployed in production or pilot networks and covers these categories:

  • Data center fabrics
  • Forwarding optimizations and exception routing
  • WAN optimizations
  • Centralized traffic engineering
  • Programmable network taps and tap aggregation networks
  • Network monitoring
  • Network services insertion
  • Scale-out network services
  • DDoS detection and mitigation tools
  • Edge policy enforcement

If you are a network architect, designer or sales/support engineer working in data center or service provider environment, considering deployment of new equipment, or a vendor change, you simply have to attend this webinar.


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The webinar describes these SDN use cases or shipping products:

  • Data center fabrics: Juniper QFabric, NEC ProgrammableFlow, Big Cloud Fabric, Cisco ACI, Arista CloudVision
  • Forwarding optimizations and exception routing: BGP @ Microsoft, Fibbing with OSPF
  • WAN optimization: SDN Internet Router (Spotify), Internet edge optimization (Border6), SD-WAN overview
  • Centralized traffic engineering: Google's OpenFlow network, Juniper NorthStar
  • Programmable network taps and tap aggregation networks: solutions from Arista, NEC, Big Switch and Cisco
  • Network monitoring: Plexxi Control, HP SDN VAN controller
  • Scale-out network services: NEC/Riverbed and Arista/Palo Alto solutions
  • DDoS detection and mitigation tools: scale-out IDS, Remote-triggered black holes, BGP Flowspec
  • Edge policy enforcement: HP campus solutions

About the Author

Ivan PepelnjakIvan Pepelnjak (CCIE#1354 Emeritus) has been analyzing OpenFlow technology and SDN ideas (and being pretty vocal about their shortcomings) since March 2011, resulting in a number of high-impact events, on-site SDN workshops for large enterprises and service providers, and vendor-sponsored webinars.

Ivan is the author of several SDN-related books, highly praised webinars, and dozens of OpenFlow and SDN-related technical articles published on his blog.

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About the webinar

A far more entertaining and efficient way of getting an overview of the state of SDN use cases than spending considerable time and effort trawling through vendor marketing.

Alexander Cousins
Gives realistic view to sdn
Juha Kujanen

About the materials

As ever an excellent webinar.
Alexander Cousins
1. the documentation you have attached in PDF form are great
2. If you can add a notes or something at the end with the reference to other items discussed (like OSPF Fibbing podcast), it would be easier for me personally instead of taking notes. When I login to the IPSPACE, i am lost like kid in candy store.
Your material has been a great resource as usually, thank you
Srinivas Ram