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2020-2021 Catalog
CNT 6130: Software Defined Networking

Course Description for Software Defined Networking

CNT6130: Software Defined Networking

Description: The aim of this course is to give the students a deep understanding of two important, emerging network technologies: Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). SDN and NFV are at the core of the dramatic transformation of today’s networks. SDN makes it possible to quickly deploy exciting and highly relevant new protocols, without requiring extensive hardware changes. NFV aims to decrease the costs for network operators. NFV utilizes open source software running on commodity, off-the-shelf hardware rather than highly specialized, vertically integrated solutions produced by a small number of vendors. The combination of SDN and NFV makes it possible to quickly deploy new services for large numbers of users in both wired and wireless networks.