New Training: Explain the Principles of SD-WAN
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish teaches you about the principles of Cisco’s Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). Gain an understanding of SD-WAN architecture, topology options, programmability tools, and more. Watch this new Cisco training.
Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core
This training includes:
- 8 videos
- 40 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Traditional WAN Challenges
- Benefits of SD-WAN
- The Cisco SD-WAN Solution
- Cisco SD-WAN Management
- Cisco SD-WAN Topologies
- Cisco SD-WAN Programmability
- Review and Quiz
What is SD-WAN?
A Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a WAN that uses software to control management, connectivity and services between locations, such as data centers, branches and cloud instances. By using an SD-WAN, you can separate your control plane from the data plane.
SD-WANs can include a variety of devices, such as routers, switches and vCPE (virtualized customer premise equipment). These devices run software that provides features that manage policy, security and networking functions. SD-WANs can also manage the connections between your transports, such as MPLS, broadband and LTE. It can further segment, partition and secure your traffic across the WAN, to protect it from vulnerabilities in other parts of your organization.
One of the driving forces behind many organizations turning to SD-WANs was the need to provide secure remote access to cloud applications. With an SD-WAN, you can set up secure zones and then direct traffic from them based on policies that you define.