It’s the holiday season, and we’re celebrating by giving away a great ebook for software-defined networking (SDN) newbies. SDN and OpenFlow for Beginners With Hands-On Labs by Vivek Tiwari is a practical, vendor-neutral SDN guidebook that gives you a concise approach to learning SDN in a very short time.
We know how challenging it is to find good resources for beginners in SDN — it’s one of the reasons we started SDNCentral — and we’re always on the lookout for practical resources for our readers. We’re excited to share Tiwari’s book because it goes beyond theories and definitions to hands-on practice. We will run a weekly drawing for the book this holiday season, giving away six copies over six weeks to randomly selected participants. You only need to submit your name once to be eligible for the duration of the promotion.
SDN and OpenFlow for Beginners With Hands-On Labs provides a technical overview of SDN, its meaning, concepts, and working principles. Most importantly, it shows you how to build your own SDN lab for next to nothing. The book answers questions including:
- What is SDN?
- How does SDN work?
- What is the difference between SDN and OpenFlow?
- How will SDN affect enterprise and data center networks?
- Can I set my own lab to learn SDN?
- What kind of computer will I need for this lab?
- Can I hack a wireless router to work with OpenFlow?
- How much do I have to spend for this?
Vivek Tiwari has certifications from multiple vendors including Cisco’s CCIE. With a double CCIE on the R&S and SP tracks under his belt, he mentors and coaches other engineers. Tiwari has been in networking for more than 15 years and has consulted for many Fortune 100 organizations including service providers, multinational conglomerate corporations, and the public sector.
Enter your name for the drawing below. If you want a copy without the suspense, you can buy it at Amazon.
UPDATE: This drawing has ended.