Future Networks - SDN & NFV
European Virtual Learning Platform for Electrical and Information Engineering
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Podhradský Pavol, Helebrandt Pavol, Halagan Tomáš, Drozd Ivan


Current Internet is still based on Internet protocol that was defined over 40 years ago for certain set of services. During decades Internet acquired huge dimensions and it also didn't count with new applications like Web, video streaming, file sharing which significantly changed the nature of Internet traffic. The infrastructure of the Internet has been evolved by new technologies from fixed optical to wireless networks. New applications and services, technologies and amount and variability of end user devices call for flexible solutions. As the most challenging solutions seem to be interconnection of programmable - software defined networks and virtualization of network services. This modul mainly concentrates on these promising technologies for Future Internet but also gives overview of Next generation networks.


Main objective of this course is to acquire basic knowledge about new trends in information and communication technologies mainly about evolution of current networks toward Future networks as well as Future Internet. Participants become familiar with basic characteristic of Next Generation Networks. However, the most inportant they will dispose with knowledge about state of the art technologies like Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization from point of view of basic architecture, principle and protocols. Moreover, a attention is also paid to actual limitations and requirements of Future Internet.


future networks, software defined networking, network functions virtualization, future Internet.