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Network Functions Virtualization

Dream Team with SDN from the Cloud


Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an essential component on the path to network and application virtualization. It changes the provider networks by offering options to provide services more quickly, while at the same time reducing investment and operating costs. Network services are implemented as virtual appliances by means of high-performance standard servers, switches, or storage systems. This reduces the requirements in terms of hardware, software, and space significantly. At the same time, the error domains are reduced, the applications become portable, and new functions and services can be created via simple software updates. It is small wonder that a market worth several billions of Euros is seen for the NFV technology, as it has the potential to revolutionize the provider networks in interaction with SDN and OpenStack. Simultaneously, application scenarios become obvious for the enterprise sector. This training provides an insight into the current state of development. It shows use case, but also pitfalls and limitations.


Course Contents


• Motivation for Software-Defined Services and Programmable Networks

• Development of NFV and Standardization by ETSI (GS-NFV)

• The NFV Framework

• Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

• Software Development by the Open Source Community

• NFV Infrastructure and Security

• Management & Orchestration (M & O)

• Optimization of Software-Defined Networks and OpenStack Environments via NFV

• Application in the Mobile Communications Environment

• Application in the IMS

• Application in the Enterprise Area

• Virtualization of the Home Gateway

• Limitations, Pitfalls, and Preview



 Each participant will receive the comprehensive course documentation of the ExperTeach Networking series in German language. Optionally, we provide the printed version or an ExperTeach e-book.

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Target Group


The course addresses all persons in general who wish to become acquainted with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) from a technical point of view.


Knowledge Prerequisites


A keen interest in the concepts and technologies underlying NFV, SDN, and OpenStack is the main prerequisite for the course at hand.