Cloud, NFV and SDN Duration: 2 days

Cloud, NFV and SDN
The course is designed to let the student acquire knowledge on architecture, hardware, software, services and development of Cloud Computing technologies. The course analyzes hypervisor virtualization and container technology, and explains the difference between the cloud execution environment and cloud management. Telco cloud is discussed in the context of the ETSI NFV standard. The course also covers Software-Defined Networking, and describes how NFV and SDN intersects and work together.

Senior Network Architects, Project Managers as well as Product Managers.

Good knowledge of Core Network and services.

This is a theoretical training with practical exercises. All exercises in the course will be performed in an OpenStack environment.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.


  • What is the cloud?
  • Essential cloud characteristics
  • Service models
  • Example of Cloud Services
  • Aspects of Cloud Services
  • The Telco Cloud


  • Virtualization and Cloud
  • Virtualization benefits
    • Distribution of Resources
    • Easier Maintenance
    • Cloning
    • Virtual Appliances
    • Multi-tenancy
  • Live Migration
    • Pre copy
    • Post copy
  • Virtualization Stack
  • Hypervisor Solutions
  • Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors
  • Hardware Assist
  • Linux Containers (LXC)

OpenStack as framework

  • Introduction and background
  • Components
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Using Storage in Instances
  • OpenStack in Practice

Network Function Virtualization

  • ETSI NFV Standards
  • Use-Cases
  • NFV Insecurities
  • Proofs of Concept

Software Defined Networking

  • Why SDN?
  • SDN in Datacenters
  • The Bigger SDN Picture
  • Abstractions
  • Three variants of SDN
    • OpenFlow-Based
    • Control Plane Extensions
    • Overlay Abstraction
  • OpenDayLight
  • OpenFlow

Cloud-Based Operators

  • Comparison to Other Markets
  • Telco versus Internet Business Model