Cisco MDS Test Drive for Technical Decision Makers
Cisco UCS Test Drive
FlexPod Test Drive for Technical Decision Makers
Nexus 9500 Test Drive (NX9KTD)
Nexus Core Test Drive
UCS Director Test Drive for Technical Decision Makers (UCSDTD-TDM)
Unified Computing Systems Implementation
|Cisco MDS Test Drive for Technical Decision Makers|
This course is an intensive 2-day pre-sales, instructor-led training course, combining lectures and hands-on labs to educate prospective buyers about the unique features available when deploying Cisco storage networks. The course highlights a broad range of features on the Cisco MDS 9000 platform, including Virtual SANs (VSANs), PortChannels, advanced security features, FCoE, SAN extension with fibre channel over IP (FCIP), and iSCSI solutions.
|Apr 29-30, 2014||India, Bangalore|
|May 5-6, 2014||Taiwan, Taipei|
|May 8-9, 2014||Australia, Perth|
|May 14-15, 2014||China, Hong Kong|
|Jun 2-3, 2014||Australia, Sydney|
|Jun 5-6, 2014||Singapore|
|Cisco UCS Test Drive|
The Cisco Unified Computing System family of products is a next-generation computing solution based on industry-standard technologies and innovative management concepts. Cisco UCS redefines the way data centers will use and deploy compute resources, while reducing management overhead and increasing efficiency.
|Apr 28-29, 2014||Taiwan, Taipei|
|May 5-6, 2014||Indonesia, Jakarta|
|FlexPod Test Drive for Technical Decision Makers|
The haphazard siloed IT Infrastructures that dominates today’s data centers increases complexity while making it difficult to meet the demands of the business for rapid application deployment, increased reliability, seamless scalability, and managed costs. This complexity reduces the IT team’s ability to be dynamic, responsive, and innovative, ultimately widening the gap between them, the user community, and the rest of the business or organization.
|May 26-27, 2014||New Zealand, Auckland|
|May 29-30, 2014||Australia, Sydney|
|Nexus 9500 Test Drive (NX9KTD)|
Cisco Nexus 9000 Test Drive is a one-day, technical overview of the eagerly-awaited, next-generation Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches. These switches are highly-programmable, high-density, 1/10/40G Ethernet switches that offer highest performance, extensibility to 100GE switching, lowest cost per port, and extremely high flexibility and programmability for next-generation automation and orchestration. Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches build on existing NX-OS technology to bring two new data center network deployment options to customers. This course focuses on the first deployment option, known as Standalone Mode. This mode offers significant extensions to NX-OS in the area of programmability, including:
The course emphasizes understanding and designing a data center network with the Nexus 9000 Series Switches, focusing on the new programmability features and interfaces.
The course also introduces the second operating mode, called Application Centric Infrastructure–or ACI. ACI runs on the same Nexus 9000 hardware platform and expands upon the fundamental concepts of SDN to deliver a completely reconceptualized operational model that goes far beyond existing SDN technolo-gies. ACI, as the name suggets, is designed from the ground-up to be application-centric. It is a control-ler-driven network solution that turns application connectivity requirements, in real time, into a network service on demand to meet business requirements.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for customers who are considering deployment of the Nexus 9000 Series Switches and wish to gain a deeper level of knowledge and experience. This course focuses primarily on the Nexus 9000 operating in stand-alone mode, with a brief overview of the ACI functionality.
|Apr 25, 2014||China, Shanghai|
|Apr 29, 2014||Australia, Melbourne|
|May 6, 2014||India, Bangalore|
|May 8, 2014||India, Mumbai|
|May 13, 2014||Australia, Sydney|
|May 16, 2014||Singapore|
|May 22, 2014||Thailand, Bangkok|
|Nexus Core Test Drive|
This two-day hands-on course covering the Cisco
Nexus family of switches is designed for the next-
generation virtualized Data Center. The Nexus family
introduces several key features that will be critical
for implementing next-gen, virtualized, and cloud
computing architectures. This course covers the
entire Nexus product family including the 7000,
6000, 5000, 4000, 3000, 2000, and 1000V, but
it focuses on implementing aggregation and core-
layer architectures with the Cisco Nexus 7000. The
goal of this course is to help you understand how
you can apply these new technologies to optimize
the scalability, agility, performance, and operational
efficiency of your data center. This course includes
hands-on labs in which you will configure technologies
such as: Overlay Transport Virtualization, FabricPath,
and a routed network leveraging Virtual Device
Contexts (VDCs) on the Nexus 7000.
|Jun 17-18, 2014||Vietnam, Hanoi|
|UCS Director Test Drive for Technical Decision Makers (UCSDTD-TDM)|
UCS Director is a centralized management solution that enables IT departments to experience the full benefits of their converged infrastructure investment by continuing to reduce TCO and save staff time with transparent unified management. UCS Director enables organizations to build their own internal private clouds as well as manage public clouds. UCS Director is a vendor-neutral, multi-hypervisor, and multi-cloud provisioning and management solution that provides physical and virtual infrastructure control, management, and monitoring via a single pane of glass. UCS Director addresses the complex challenges of building, deploying, and managing a wide variety of IT services in private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud environments. With UCS Director, organizations achieve faster service delivery, greater IT agility, and significant cost savings. UCS Director significantly improves service levels and operational efficiencies by providing service-centric IT management with end-to-end automation capabilities.
|May 5-6, 2014||India, Pune|
|Unified Computing Systems Implementation|
The Cisco Unified Computing System is designed to improve IT responsiveness to rapidly changing business demands. UCS enables IT to improve utilization of computing resources through support for increased workload density, and accelerates the delivery of new services simply, reliably, and securely, through end-to-end provisioning and migration support for both virtualized and non-virtualized environments.
|May 14-16, 2014||New Zealand, Auckland|