IT organizations around the world are transforming data center operations and economics by virtualizing their networks. Much like server virtualization decoupled VMs from the underlying X86 server hardware transforming the operational model of compute, network virtualization decouples software-based virtual networks from the underlying network hardware to enable a new operational model for networking. Deployed non-disruptively on any existing network without change, network virtualization transforms the physical network into a pool of capacity that can be consumed and repurposed on demand.
You will learn how, today, companies like AT&T, NTT, eBay and Rackspace have transformed their operational model and reduced network provisioning time from days/weeks to seconds. You will learn how network virtualization, OpenStack cloud management and Chef automation can be leveraged together and examine the architectural decisions you should be considering now to prepare for this transformation