Networking in Public Cloud Deployments

Starting on February 11th

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Networking in Public Cloud Deployments

This online course will give you all the knowledge (and confidence) you need to design networking solutions to support workload deployments in public clouds, connect your WAN to public clouds, and build robust hybrid cloud deployments.

It will also help you develop T-shaped skills - we’ll focus on networking but give you enough information about the adjacent technologies (storage, compute - including containers and serverless, network services and security...) to understand the challenges faced by professionals focused on those technologies, and to be able to fit networking seamlessly into the bigger picture.

Is This You?

  • Network architect, technical pre-sales engineer, or similar senior, technical leader role
  • Networking engineer supporting enterprise IT infrastructure
  • Networking professional trying to stay ahead of the curve or improve your career prospects
  • DevOps engineer or SRE managing network infrastructure in a public cloud deployment

Are you...

  • Involved in designing, planning or deploying workloads in public clouds;
  • Designing or planning connectivity between your data center and public cloud deployments;
  • Connecting your company’s WAN network to applications running in public cloud;

Do You Have These Challenges?

Trying to fix existing deployments?

  • Your developers deployed their workloads to cloud and now you're left with the exercise of connecting those workloads to your enterprise infrastructure
  • Your organization went into cloud and now you have to support connectivity towards cloud applications
  • Your organization started deploying applications in a public cloud without any connectivity strategy, and now asked you to redesign the NAT-over-NAT-over-NAT-with-custom-static-routing mess someone else created

Still have a bit of time?

  • You were asked to design or implement infrastructure needed for a public cloud deployment
  • You don't want to make decisions based on biased information like vendor design guidelines;
  • You have to design optimal solutions without knowing the capacity, flexibility or reliability requirements;
  • You have to balance proven networking designs and architectures with the latest hyped-up technologies;

Trying to get fluent with public clouds?

  • You're wondering whether enterprise technologies like workload mobility or stretched VLANs apply to public cloud deployments;
  • Your CxO talks about DevOps and cloud deployments, and you're wondering what he really means, and how that might impact stability and security of your infrastructure.
  • Have limited time in your schedule to stay up to date, separate truth from vendor hype, and evaluate the true impact of new technologies
  • Want to avoid expensive solutions and untested technologies that benefit vendors more than the end-users

This online course might be exactly what you need to move forward.

What will you get with this course?

  • Transparent and vendor-neutral approach, based on more than 25 years of design and deployment experiences;
  • Focused on real-world problems and optimal solutions, not technologies and products promoted by individual vendors;
  • Sample designs from public cloud deployments;
  • Membership in a private community: stay in touch long after the course and expand your network;
  • Group- and individual assignments: work together and solve tough problems;
  • Certificate-of-completion document for your career documentation files.

Content created by leading industry experts

  • Live guest speaker sessions, whiteboarding discussions and Q&A sessions
  • Downloadable recordings of guest speaker presentations with Q&A discussions;
  • Access to webinars and other materials related to every course module;
  • Reading lists and case studies;
  • In-depth content for additional self-study.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to course-specific materials (includes future recordings of guest speaker sessions and future design and coding assignments)

We'll be there for you

  • Sample solutions from Ivan Pepelnjak and guest speakers
  • Strong Slack-based community support from fellow engineers, Ivan Pepelnjak, and past guest speakers
  • Email support through the duration of the live course sessions

We'll talk about


  • Overview of infrastructure cloud services
  • Collecting the requirements
  • Easy wins
  • Transforming a traditional environment into a public cloud deployment
  • Compute and storage elements
  • How identity is super important in your approach to networking in the cloud

Networking in Public Clouds

  • Cloud networking is different
  • Building a virtual network and deploying network services
  • What do you mean there is no layer-2?
  • What do you mean I have to pay for all the traffic? How can I control the costs?
  • Securing your public cloud deployment
  • Connecting your on-premises workloads with public clouds using direct links, VPNs or SD-WAN

Putting It All Together

  • Automating cloud deployments
  • Infrastructure-as-Code and Immutable Infrastructure
  • Building resilient architectures and preparing for disaster recovery
  • Does multi-cloud makes sense or is it just a vendor ploy?

Logistics Details

How much time will you need:

  • The course is split into modules which include a live session (2-3 hours) and self-study materials (up to 10 hours per module).
  • Live sessions are spread across 3-4 months. Spring 2020 edition of the course will start with the first live sessions in February 2020 and end in late May or early June 2020 (depending on speaker availability);
  • First self-study materials will be available in October 2020, so you will have plenty of time to prepare for the live sessions;
  • Plan to spend an additional day or two per module on group work and design assignments;
  • Don't be surprised if you'll need up to 6 months to complete all the course modules.

More Details Coming Soon…

  • Detailed list of course modules
  • Self-study materials
  • Live session schedule
  • Guest speakers

We plan to have most of that information available till mid-October 2019, and the list of guest speakers finalized by mid-November 2019… but if you trust us (and want to save some money) you can already enroll at the unrepeatable (because we’ll never offer it again for this course) Believer Price.

Instructor-led interactive online class

Ticket namePriceExpires on
Believer price $ 1190.00Thursday, October 31st, 2019Register
Enthusiast price $ 1290.00Not started
Early Bird price $ 1590.00Not started
Regular tickets $ 1990.00Not started


  • Prices do not include VAT or sales tax. Based on your country of residence you might have to pay them - some countries want to tax all purchases of their residents, and unfortunately there's nothing we can do about that.
  • The number of seats at reduced ticket prices is limited;
  • Prices are valid until the expiration date or until the seats are sold out, whichever happens first;

At a Glance

  • Multiple modules spread across ~3 months;
  • Hands-on experience working on a solution to your own problem;
  • Live online discussion and guest speaker sessions;
  • Design assignments
  • Strong Slack-based support from your peers, Ivan Pepelnjak, and guest speakers
  • Final course completion certificate.

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