Business Development Managers, Account Managers, Sales Engineers and Product Sales Specialists (How to sell to the business instead of selling to IT using these new concepts and methodologies.)
Individuals who need to stay on top of new concepts, processes and procedures, in particular the processes and procedures related to the efficient interworking of Cloud, Data Center, Software Development and Release Engineering
Individuals who are looking for a better understanding of a cloud-based software delivery model including concepts and methodologies for operating in a more efficient and “lean” SaaS delivery model
Individuals who require an understanding of Cloud Automation, “Lean” Development Concepts, Cutting-Edge Virtualization Trends and new DevOps methodologies, in particular as it relates to Network Programmability, SDN/NFV and the next-generation Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) model
Understand how the Fast IT model combined with the Cisco ICF and ACI platforms can accelerate and automate a Cloud based software service delivery model allowing customers to better compete within the new, fast-paced and rapidly changing software services delivery (DevOps) paradigm
Communicate key Cloud and DevOps Concepts and Influencers driving these new models
Understand the tactical issues associated with Fast IT and how Cisco products leveraging the ACI platform model & vision can efficiently address those issues at the tactical level while influencing an organizations strategic vision
Provide a strategic overview and effectively communicate major Fast IT concepts and related Cisco products and solutions
Detailed Course Outline
Module 1: Overview and Fundamentals
Market & Business influencers driving the Fast IT model
Overview of key market trends and the financial, operational and technical drivers for Cloud adoption
What goals are business decision makers trying to accomplish with Fast IT?
Virtualizing the DC – It’s no longer just servers - Storage, DR, Networking & Security
Review DC terminology and key operational components and concepts
Gotchas and benefits of virtualization
Virtualization flavors and key differentiators
Containers vs Hypervisors - will Containers completely replace the Hypervisor?
Key Cloud concepts reviewed
Review key Cloud concepts (Public, Private and Hybrid)
Explain NIST definition of cloud computing: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service.
Explain purpose of the different XaaS models – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, MaaS, CaaS