Cloud Computing & Virtualization

Exploring Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) (Core Technologies)

Course Overview
Network Functions Virtualization, or NFV, will offer network operators new opportunities to design and manage networking services that are cost-effective, scalable, and secure. In this report, we'll introduce viewers to NFV, as well as discuss its associated benefits and challenges. By viewing the program, technology professionals will have a better understanding of its potential, speed of uptake, and impact on today's telecom service providers and enterprise IT organizations. This program features expert and interview guest Charles Kaplan, Deputy CTO of Riverbed Technology.

Track: Core Technologies
Technical insights and the underlying concepts of essential technologies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of Network Functions Virtualization;
  • Discuss NFV's market drivers and business benefits;
  • Recognize the various challenges to broad acceptance and implementation of NFV.

Content Partner:


Speaker / Author:

A network veteran for over 20 years, Mr. Kaplan has spent his career making networks hum. Kaplan serves as Deputy CTO for Riverbed Technology where he provides real world operational experience to Engineering and Product Management and operational assistance to clients. Much of Kaplan’s time is spent researching technologies and trends, speaking at industry trade shows, and meeting with partners and clients to optimize business processes. With years under his belt as both a CISO (Verisign and Breakaway Solutions), as well as an executive for network services vendors (Guardent, Mazu Networks, norSEC and Riverbed), Mr. Kaplan is fluent in both the expectations placed upon practitioners today, as well as how to implement and run an effective operations center. His specialties include operationalization of application performance management and security management tools and processes. He explains complex technology with simple and realistic examples to deliver best practices that everybody can leverage for the betterment of their business.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS

Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: FREE


Course Code : WIT-1914

Course Level : N/A

Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning

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