Data Centre Design (DCD) — A 3-day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the Juniper page for courses currently available in this subject area.

This three-day course covers data center design background, historical and current challenges, today's requirements and drivers, and Juniper Networks recommended solutions. It presents designs to meet those requirements and overcome the identified challenges. The course provides an overview of various network technologies used in data center network designs, including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), MPLS, various types of virtual private networks (VPNs), Layer 2 technologies, and virtualization. To enhance the learning experience, the theoretical parts of the lecture materials are complemented with hands-on design case studies. The case studies provide further enhancements to student learning experiences, enabling students to apply principles of data center design best practices to specific examples.

Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

Suitable for

This course benefits network architects, systems engineers recommending network design and solutions, and network consultants.


Students should have the following prerequisites:


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Course Contents

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Data Center Background

Chapter 3: Storage Technologies Overview

Chapter 4: Server Architecture Overview and Requirements

Chapter 5: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Protocols Deployed in Data Center Design

Chapter 6: Designing Data Centers - Access Tier

Chapter 7: Designing Data Centers - Aggregation-Core Tier

Chapter 8: Designing Data Centers - Security Tier

Chapter 9: Designing Data Centers - Management Tier Best Practices

Chapter 10: Data Center Interconnectivity

Chapter 11: Data Center Agility