This class focuses on the advanced analysis of data center cloud computing and virtualization including the design and implementation of a private cloud environment and integration with public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). This includes implementation using industry leading software applications including VMWare, Openstack and OpenDaylight or related products. Second, the internal and external data center networks design and implementation are examined. Application of MST, MPLS and DMVPN as well as advanced routing protocol topics of BGP, OSPF and IS-IS to data center networks are examined in detail. Network automation using Python, Ansible and related software packages are introduced. Data center network security is discussed. The student will demonstrate mastery of classroom material in numerous laboratory exercises using actual software and hardware discussed in class.