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Join Fast Lane as we host a 10 part series on the complete Cisco Unified Data Center vision delivered as 1 hour WebEx webinars. The focus of the Power Series will be to introduce you to emerging architectures supporting a wide array of technologies that are driving application adoption and high bandwidth, low latency designs.

Terry Jenkins, VP, Vendor GTM Strategies will be the host. Terry has spent 22 years in the Cisco space most of which has been focused on large-scale data center architectures. As a former VP of Architecture at Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and UBS Terry has been involved in over 15 global data center designs some as large as 400,000 sq ft, including several hundred Cisco switches and 1000’s of servers within each design. Terry will bring his vast experience and knowledge of both the technical and business relevance of modern data center strategies into the conversation as he walks you through Cisco’s latest innovations. To learn more about Terry’s background visit www.linkedin.com/in/terryjenkins/.

The Sessions include:

            1. Securing the Data Center


             

            This session will address an often overlooked and yet critical area of Data Center design - Security. Join us as we walk you through the over-arching security concerns and solutions affecting Data Center designs. You will be taken through the common areas that need to be addressed and provide an overview of the associated Cisco products that can be deployed to protect your organization’s critical data and traffic. Topics covered include:

            • Unique Security challenges in tomorrow’s Data Center
            • What is TrustSec?
            • Hypervisor based security
            • Security appliances
              • Physical
              • Virtual
            • Integrating Security into infrastructure overlays
            • Utilizing programmability to simplify Security operations
            • The Identity Services Engine (ISE) role in the Data Center
            • Implications of Cisco’s Source Fire acquisition
            Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 10: Securing the Data Center

            Terry Jenkins, Presenter
            Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 1:00PM ET


            Join Fast Lane, as we host the NetApp webinar below. The webinar will be presented by Eugene E. Kashpureff, who is a globally acknowledged expert with over 20 years experience in SAN and NAS storage networking.

              1. Clustered Data ONTAP Performance




                During this webinar, you will learn about performance management of clusters and the key metrics that matter in managing performance in clustered Data ONTAP. We will also cover the following topics:

              • Cluster Mode architecture
              • Cluster Mode performance metrics and scaling
              • Introduction to OnCommand Unified Manager
              Clustered Data ONTAP Performance

              Eugene E. Kashpureff, Presenter
              Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 11:00AM EST

              1. Introduction to ACI - Application Centric Infrastructure
              2. Zephyr Application Programming Interface
              3. The Power of Programmability
              4. What is OpenStack?
              5. Management and Orchestration
              6. Red Hat Cloud Technologies & Training Offerings
              7. Leveraging Converged Architectures- FlexPod and Vblock
              8. The Power of Unified Computing
              9. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Key Technology Changes and Curriculum & Certification Overview
              10. Protecting Clustered Data ONTAP from Disaster
              11. MDS and the Role of Fibre Channel and FCoE
              12. Cisco Nexus Innovations
              13. Clustered Data ONTAP in a Multi-tenant Environment
              14. Global Data Center Evolution- Servers, Networking and Storage
              15. The Impact of Applications on Data Center Architectures
              16. Configuring NetApp Storage for FlexPod
              17. Demystifying Cisco TrustSec
              18. Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5
              19. NetApp E-series: Serious Performance for Data Intensive Workloads
              20. Cisco ISE Webinar Series: Beyond BYOD
              21. Fighting BYOD Sprawl with Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE)
              22. Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
              23. Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera
              24. Syncsort ECX: A File & Object Catalog for Your Entire NetApp and VMware Enterprise
              25. Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 for 7-Mode Administrators
              26. ABCs of FlexPod with Clustered ONTAP
              27. Understanding Cisco's Open Network Environment
              28. Managing the Virtual Data Center with Cisco UCS Director
              29. What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
              30. Clustered Data ONTAP Disaster Recovery
              31. Clustered Data ONTAP Multi-Tenant Environment
              32. Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP
              33. Clustered Data ONTAP 101 for 7-Mode Administrators
              34. The New Landscape of Cisco’s Data Center Certifications

              2014 Webinars

               

              Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 9: Introduction to ACI - Application Centric Infrastructure

              Original air date:Thursday, November 20, 2014
              This session will focus on Cisco’s recently announced ACI solution. You will gain an understanding of ACI, its current state and what the future holds for ACI. Use this session to begin to evaluate the areas where you think this approach will move your organization into the future.

              Topics covered include:

              • SDN and open approaches vs.ACI
              • Design goals of ACI
                • Making the infrastructure application aware
                • Simplifying management
                • Increasing agility while reducing complexity
              • ACI architecture components
              • Using a spine/Leaf design
              • Building an overlay architecture
                • APIC Controller
                • Observer
                • Application Network Profiles
                • Configuration
                • Operation
                • Management and Orchestration
              • Nexus Spine switches
              • Nexus Leaf switches
              • NXOS
                • Native NXOS mode
                • ACI mode
                • Converting from NXOS to ACI mode
              • Cabling and bandwidth options

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              Zephyr Application Programming Interface

              Original air date:Tuesday, November 11, 2014
              During this webinar, we will discuss the use of ZAPI to automate workflows in Data ONTAP as an alternative to using the CLI. We will also cover the following topics:

              • NetApp SDK and Powershell toolkit Installation
              • ZAPI Authentication
              • Powershell programming
              • Making API function calls
              • ZEDI Zexplore utility

               

              Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 8: The Power of Programmability

              Original air date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
              This session will explore the emerging conversation around Software Defined Networking and programmability along with specifics on Cisco’s approach. If you are not sure what SDN is or how it will affect your organization, join Terry Jenkins, the presenter, as he explains the need to solve many well-known issues in the networking and Data Center design space. Learn how to navigate the buzz about SDN and programmability, how to evaluate the various approaches and find out how early adoption and partnering with Cisco on this journey can make it easier to embrace these disruptive technologies without disrupting your environment.

              Topics covered include:

              • The Impact of SDN in the Data Center
                • What is the OpenStack and OpenFlow argument?
                • Why is OpenStack and OpenFlow a game changer in the Data Center?
                • Can I afford to wait?
                • Is virtualizing the infrastructure the right approach?
                • What are the benefits and limitations to an open approach?
              • A better way to an old approach
                • Limitations of a traditional three tiered model – Core – aggregation -access
                • Innovations in VXLAN and FabricPath
                • Does faster mean better - the application disconnect
              • The need for change
                • Predictable latency - power of a flat tree - leaf/spine architecture
                • Designing large Layer 2 networks
                • Converting a Layer 3 architecture - is it possible?
                • Per device configuration complexity
                • The need to design around the application
                • Driving down the total cost of ownership
              • OnePK, ACI, DFA, APIC, NFV
              • Open Source SDN Support

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              What is OpenStack?

              Original air date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
              In an aim to demystify the most popular and advanced open source cloud computing platform to date, we will take a look at the origins of OpenStack and unveil its architecture. In a concise overview, we will browse through key platform components and services, explaining their role in the big picture, also looking at some of the optional services that really put the sugar on top of the cake.

              Concluding the presentation, we will enumerate some of the major OpenStack distributions and commercial support providers. In the mean time, we will be running an automated set up of a proof-of-concept installation in the background so as to conclude the webinar with a short demonstration of what OpenStack Management Console looks like in RHOS5 (Icehouse) platform.

               

              Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 7: Management and Orchestration

              Original air date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
              This session will focus on examining the rapidly evolving Data Center management landscape. You will receive a no nonsense evaluation of Cisco’s past challenges in network management and a view of the coming changes. Along with an overview of the leading solutions in this area, you will be introduced to new use cases and the power of automation and orchestration. When properly adopted, these solutions can save organizations significant amounts of money and speed up the adoption of critical services in the Data Center.

              Topics covered include:

              • The need for a central point of management, deployment and orchestration
                • Automating
                • Creating a central policy
                • Defining services through policies
                • Provisioning physical and virtual infrastructures
                • Deploying a central system
                • Creating Drag-n-Drop workflows
                • Reporting
              • UCS Manager and UCS Central
              • Cisco Intelligent Automation For Cloud (CIAC)
              • UCS Director
              • Microsoft System Center integration
              • Eco-System integration

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              Red Hat Cloud Technologies & Training Offerings

              Original air date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
              Please join Fast Lane and Red Hat for a Technology and Training & Certification Discussion of Red Hat Cloud & Virtualization Products. Red Hat offers the World's Leading Open Source solutions for the Data Center and the cloud. In this discussion, you will learn more about Red Hat's Cloud Solutions, including Red Hat OpenStack Open Shift, Cloud Forms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as well as their award winning Training & Certification offerings.


               

              Cisco Unified Data Center Session 6: Leveraging Converged Architectures- FlexPod and Vblock

              Original air date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
              This session will explore the power of collapsing multiple vendors into a packaged solution consisting of server, networking, storage networking and backend storage arrays. The session will focus on the two leading approaches Cisco/NetApp FlexPod and VCE Vblock. This session will offer valuable insight into navigating the business and operational benefits of these solutions and will guide you through how to select the right products from each vendor for many of the common use cases deployed today.

              Topics covered include:

              • Technical business drivers
                • Why choose a Converged Infrastructure solution
                • CVD and reference designs
              • FlexPod overview
                • What is a FlexPod
                • Benefits of the FlexPod architecture
                • FlexPod platforms
                  • FlexPod Express
                  • FlexPod Datacenter
                  • FlexPod Select
              • Vblock Overview
                • What is a Vblock
                • Benefits of a Vblock solution
                • Vblock Platforms
                  • Vblock 100
                  • Vblock 200
                  • Vblock 300
                  • Vblock 700

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              Cisco Unified Data Center Session 5: The Power of Unified Computing

              Original air date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
              This session will explore the power of unifying storage, network and compute into a single platform. Join this session to learn about emerging use cases and products that are part of Cisco’s Unified Computing portfolio.

              Topics covered include:

              • Technical business drivers
                • Rapid provisioning
                • Simplified infrastructure
                • Self-service consumption model
                • Elastic resource allocation
              • UCS portfolio update
                • C-Series, B-Series
                • I/O card portfolio
                • UCS Fabric Interconnect (FI) and Fabric Extender (FEX) portfolio
                • UCS Invicta portfolio
                • UCS in the branch - UCS E-Series
              • UCS Manager
              • Service Profiles - stateless computing

               

              Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Key Technology Changes and Curriculum & Certification Overview

              Original air date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
              Please join Fast Lane and Red Hat for the one hour Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Key Technology Changes and Curriculum & Certification Overview. As you know, Red Hat introduced RHEL7 to the market a few months ago, and there are some significant changes to Operating Systems from previous versions. During this webinar, Red Hat experts will discuss the changes to the technology, and to their curriculum and certification programs.

               

              Protecting Clustered Data ONTAP from Disaster

              Original air date: Thursday, August 19, 2014
              If you experienced a disaster today, would you be able to recover your NetApp cluster? In this webinar we review the various methods of data protection with clustered Data ONTAP and discuss requirements for recovering from a complete cluster disaster. We will also cover:

              Topics covered include:

              • SnapMirror and SnapVault
              • Requirements for failing over to disaster recovery site
              • Recovering the NetApp cluster database

               

              Cisco Unified Data Center Session 4: MDS and the Role of Fibre Channel and FCoE

              Original air date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
              This session will explore the various innovations within the MDS portfolio and the world of storage including FC and FCoE.

              Topics covered include:

              • Technical business drivers
                • Block and NAS storage growth
                • SAN consolidation and TCO reduction
                • Multi-Protocol support
                • Beyond 16G FC, What’s Next?
              • MDS portfolio update
                • MDS portfolio overview
                • Director switches
                • Fabric switches
                • Line card modules
                • Service modules
                • Supervisor modules
                • Fabric modules

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              Cisco Unified Data Center Session 3: Cisco Nexus Innovations

              Original air date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

              This session will explore various innovations within the Nexus portfolio. You will be walked through the whole product portfolio highlighting not only features and capabilities but will also make recommendations on proper placement.

              Topics covered include:

              • Cisco Data Center products portfolio overview
              • Virtual portfolio and use cases
                • Nexus 1000v
                • VSG & ASA 1000v
                • CSR 1000v
                • VWAAS
              • Nexus Access Portfolio
                • Nexus 2K
                • Nexus 3K
                • Nexus 5K
                • Nexus 6K
                • Nexus 7K
                • Nexus 9K
              • NXOS feature innovations
                • NXOS architecture and licensing
                • VPC
                • VDC
                • Fabric Path
                • DFA

               

              Clustered Data ONTAP in a Multi-tenant Environment

              Original air date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
              Multitenancy in the NetApp storage environment is supported in 7-Mode with MultiStore. But are these multitenant capabilities supported with clustered Data ONTAP? clustered Data ONTAP inherently supports multitenancy. In this webinar, attendees will gain insight into the inherent multitenant capabilities of clustered Data ONTAP, including secure separation and delegation of Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs). We will also discuss how clustered Data ONTAP inherently supports application and tenant separation within enterprise environments.

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              Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 2: Global Data Center Evolution- Servers, Networking and Storage

              Original air date: Thursday, July 10, 2014
              This session will explore the evolution of major components within the Data Center industry and will provide insight into how this evolution has driven vendors to adapt their products to keep pace. You will be walked through a historical conversation around some of the key engineering challenges that have shaped this evolution. The session will highlight many areas that network, storage and server engineers rarely consider when designing Data Centers. You will leave with a renewed perspective on vendor design goals within their products and solutions, new areas to examine within your own designs and a confidence to properly choose the right technologies for your situations.

              Topics covered include:

              • Evolution of Data Center architectures and designs
                • Evolution of physical and logical design
                • The impact of cabling, power and cooling
              • Top of Rack or End of Row
                • Extending the network with Fabric Extenders
                • Fibre Channel or Ethernet or both
                • Consolidated server, network and storage in a blade enclosure
              • Are large Layer 2 designs healthy?
                • Solutions to deploy Layer 2 today
                • Emerging solutions for Layer 2 tomorrow
              • Designing the disaster recovery plan in your Data Center
                • Active-Active or Active-Passive or something new
                • Connecting multiple Data Centers to allow true Application Mobility
              • What about the branch?
                • Extending Virtualization and Application Mobility into the branch

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              Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 1: The Impact of Applications on Data Center Architectures

              Original air date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
              This session will introduce the challenges organizations are facing today as you try to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technologies and architectures in the data center industry. Terry Jenkins, the presenter, will walk you through some of the many challenges to be faced and highlight some you may not be aware of. Based on his vast experience in leading major data center rollouts Terry will introduce you to many techniques and real world solutions that are used by large enterprises to overcome these problems. Terry’s insight into the engineering and business perspectives of data center design will leave you both confident and challenged as you return to your organization to address these situations.

              Topics covered include:

              • The evolving Data Center landscape
                • A mature server virtualization market
                • Bandwidth and latency driving change
                • Impact of SDN strategies
                • Impact of Private Cloud
              • The evolving application landscape
                • What is Big Data?
                • What is SAP HANA?
                • What is new with Microsoft?
              • Preparing for the evolution
                • Bandwidth – Is the Data Center ready for 100GB?
                • Deploying efficient power and cooling in the Data Center
                • Keeping Up – migration strategies for the Data Center

               

              Configuring NetApp Storage for FlexPod

              Original air date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

              NetApp storage in FlexPod provides a foundation for features such as server high availablity, SAN boot, hypervisor storage and more. In this webinar we begin with a brief comparison of FlexPod Express, Datacenter and Select and explore how NetApp fits into each of these architectures. We will also investigate how NetApp storage supports the foundational features of FlexPod and define the NetApp storage configuration required to support these features. Our webinar will conclude with a live review of a NetApp configuration supporting FlexPod.

               

              Demystifying Cisco TrustSec

              Original air date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

              Cisco TrustSec replaces traditional network overlay methods with a topology-independent approach to integrated security policy enforcement. Cisco TrustSec addresses several IT challenges faced by businesses today by providing centralized policy distribution and uniform enforcement methods across multiple platforms through the use of Cisco-specific and standards based functionality.

              Join industry expert, Natalie Timms, for our one hour Demystifying Cisco TrustSec Webinar where we will cover both technical concepts and practical deployment use cases that explain the advantages of deploying a Cisco TrustSec solution.

              • Understanding the Problem Space - Business Justification and Advantages
              • Cisco TrustSec Components - Protocols, Features and Devices
              • Deploying Cisco TrustSec - Uses case for BYOD and Data Center Segmentation

              Natalie Timms is a former program manager with the CCIE certification team at Cisco, before becoming an independent consultant. With more than 20 years experience with computer networking, she has contributed at the IETF standards level and has written many technical papers and is also a Cisco Press author and US patent holder. Natalie has also been an instructor in the Asia Pac region for Wellfleet Communications/Bay Networks and a multiple Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker award winner. Natalie has a CCIE Security Certification and has a BSc in Computer Science and Statistics from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

               

              Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5

              Original air date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

              Businesses are transforming their data centers into simplified cloud computing environments which deliver the next generation of IT services. The VMware vSphere 5.5 release offer features to increase efficiency, utilization and automation of a data center’s operational assets.

              Join industry expert, Mike Sutton, in our Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5 webinar where we will discuss the VMware vSphere 5.5 release and how you can optimize the management of any virtual data center or cloud platform. Mike has 20+ years of IT experience and several VMware certifications. Currently, Mike provides both consulting and education training in the areas of cloud computing solutions, data center infrastructure and virtualization technologies.

              Topics covered include:

              • The virtual data center and the public, hybrid, and private cloud value proposition
              • The new features and capabilities within VMware vSphere 5.5 release
              • Why the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification is relevant to career skills development
              • The VMware add-on products and advanced training available to transform your data center’s cloud, mobility and infrastructure services
              • Q&A session

               

              NetApp E-series: Serious Performance for Data Intensive Workloads

              Original air date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

              E-Series is versatile, reliable storage that appeals to a wide range of customers, from entry level up to big data HPC environments. The key for these different segments is that E-Series systems deliver superior price/performance for SAN, where the application drives the data management. Attend this one-hour Fast Lane webinar to learn what use cases are best served by the NetApp E-series platform and how E-series is optimized for these workloads. We will also take a look at the special requirements of a Hadoop based file system and how the E-series platform meets these needs. Be sure to register to attend this Webinar on January 15th at 2pm eastern presented by E-series expert Derek Sorrells.

               

              2013 Webinars


              Cisco ISE Webinar Series: Beyond BYOD

              Original air date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

              In this webinar, the first in a two-part series, we will be introducing you to the components required for a secure enterprise network, and show you how ISE solutions answer the needs for Triple A services and network access policy deployment and enforcement. We will also introduce you to ISE’s Guest Access, Profiling and Posture capabilities.

               

              Fighting BYOD Sprawl with Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE)

              Original air date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

              The BYOD phenomenon is a hacker’s paradise: it facilitates moving corporate assets from fixed, company owned resources to mobile, hard-to-control devices outside the ownership of IT.

              In this webinar, we will show you how you can use Cisco’s ISE to control BYOD Sprawl, implementing granular policy on any device that has access to company resources. You will learn about the latest ISE (Version 1.2) features that make for seamless integration with top MDM (Mobile Device Manager) vendors, and how ISE stays up-to-date on the latest mobile computing platforms.

               

              Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

              Original air date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

              Part two of our clustered Data ONTAP series focuses on the migration from 7-mode. Learn how to prepare for migration to clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 and get an overview of what is required to complete the migration. We will also discuss the methods available for migration including use of the new NetApp 7-mode Transition Tool.

               

              Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera

              Original air date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

              Would you like to learn how companies are implementing Big Data to solve complex problems? Join our presenter, Ryan Goldman, in our upcoming webinar, Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera.

              During this webinar, you will:

              • Hear a very brief history of—and the motivation for—Hadoop
              • Learn about Hadoop training for enterprise disruption (and not being disrupted)
              • Find out how your team can make or break the data value chain
              • Hear a success story: Persado supports marketing language engineering with Cloudera Data Analyst Training

              This webinar will end with a question and answer session where you can ask about the Cloudera training curriculum.

               

              Syncsort ECX: A File & Object Catalog for Your Entire NetApp and VMware Enterprise

              Original air date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

              As a NetApp FAS Administrator, you may have a few questions about your file storage:

              • How quickly can you find one file in a pool of millions or even billions of files?
              • Can you quickly locate classified/secured files that have leaked onto unsecured networks?
              • What types of files take up the most space?
              • Do you have a clear understanding of how much space may be wasted in your NetApp environment?
              • How old is your data?
              • Can you meet your compliance reporting needs in terms of verifying that your Snapshots, SnapVaults and/or SnapMirror have completed successfully?

              There were no easy answers to these questions until Syncsort ECX. ECX is an Enterprise Catalog software which provides unprecedented IT visibility, knowledge, and efficiency for NetApp and VMware customers. ECX catalogs both NetApp and VMware infrastructures and allows you to rapidly search across all tiers of storage for files and other IT objects.
              Join us in this technical webinar to get a quick demo of ECX. You will be surprised at what you can uncover in your NetApp and VMware environments.

               

              Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 for 7-Mode Administrators

              Original air date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

              In this webinar, the first of a two part webinar series, we explore the architecture and use cases for clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 (formerly known as Cluster-Mode). We will compare features and functionality of clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 with 7-mode. This webinar will prepare you for part 2 where we will talk about migrating from 7-mode Data ONTAP to clustered ONTAP and the tools that are available.

               

              ABCs of FlexPod with Clustered ONTAP

              Original air date: September 25, 2013

              In this webinar, we will describe features and benefits of clustered ONTAP in a FlexPod environment.  We will also compare differences in the architecture of FlexPod with 7-Mode and a FlexPod with clustered Data ONTAP. Our discussion will also include recent updates to the validated design  guides including the Nexus 7000 and managing FlexPod with Cisco UCS Director. 

               

              Understanding Cisco's Open Network Environment

              Original air date: August 13, 2013

              Cisco’s Open Network Environment (ONE) is a comprehensive solution to help networks become more open, programmable, and application-aware. In this 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how Cisco leapfrogs industry norms while maintaining compatibility with industry supported standards like OpenFlow. Join our industry expert, Dutch Dyer, as he explains:

              • What differentiates Cisco ONE from “standard” Software Defined Networking (SDN)
              • How the ONE Platform Kit (onePK) enables direct operation of the network
              • What agents and controllers bring to the table
              • Why a virtual network overlay is advantageous

              Former Cisco Advanced Services Senior Data Center Program Manager and Air Force Major, Michael “Dutch” Dyer has over 17 years data center systems design, development, implementation and leadership experience with Cisco, the Department of Defense and commercial industry. President and Senior Data Center Consultant (SDCC) for the Iron Mountain Consulting Group, Dutch is a noted author, Cisco certified instructor, DoD INFOSEC award winner and data center virtualization proponent.

               

              Managing the Virtual Data Center with Cisco UCS Director

              Original air date: July 30, 2013

              Businesses everywhere have realized the value of cloud technologies and as a result, Cisco UCS Director (formerly known as Cisco Cloupia) has become very valuable software. Please join us for our free 1 hour webinar where we will discuss the key features of Cisco UCS Director and how you can use it to manage your virtual data center. Topics covered include:

              • The rebranding of Cisco Cloupia to Cisco UCS Director
              • The cloud value proposition for managing converged infrastructure
              • Key strategies and delivery models utilized in a successful journey to cloud
              • Cisco systems infrastructure and cloud management solutions

               

              What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

              Original air date: May 23, 2013

              Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 is finally here. In this exciting webinar we will take a first look at the new features and benefits of this highly anticipated release. Our discussion will include:

              • Changes to Aggregate & Volume
              • Single Node Installs
              • Switchless Clusters
              • NAS Protocol Enhancements
              • Infinite Volume Enhancements
              • Storage QoS
              • Important Considerations Before Upgrading

              Join NetApp expert Tia Williams as she goes over these topics and answers your questions about Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.

               

              Clustered Data ONTAP Disaster Recovery

              Original air date: April 16, 2013

              Part four of our four-part Clustered Data ONTAP series: We will explore disaster recovery options for Clustered Data ONTAP including intra-cluster and inter-cluster SnapMirror. We will also discuss various ways to recover one node versus the entire cluster in the event of a disaster.

               

              Clustered Data ONTAP Multi-Tenant Environment

              Original air date: March 19, 2013

              Part three of our Clustered Data ONTAP series focuses on the multi-tenant capabilities of Clustered Data ONTAP (formerly known as Cluster-Mode). Compare Vserver administration and delegation capabilities with the capabilities of MultiStore vFilers. A demo will be performed covering common multi-tenant Vserver administrative tasks including restricting Vserver administrator access.

               

              Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP

              Original air date: February 21, 2013

              Part two of our Clustered Data ONTAP series focuses on the migration from 7-mode. Learn how to prepare for migration to Clustered Data ONTAP and get an overview of what is required to complete the migration.

               

              Clustered Data ONTAP 101 for 7-Mode Administrators

              Original air date: January 29, 2013

              In this Webinar, the first of a four part webinar series, we explore the architecture and use cases for Clustered Data ONTAP (formerly known as Cluster-Mode). We will compare features and functionality of Clustered Data ONTAP with 7-mode.

               

              The New Landscape of Cisco’s Data Center Certifications

              Original air date: January 16, 2013

              In this Webinar, we look into the exciting changes and updates to Cisco's Data Center certifications. We’ll explore the new landscape to best choose the path and the most appropriate certifications for your job and career. We will also discuss what is retiring from Cisco and look at prerequisites, recommended training and exams for all Cisco DC certifications.

              2012 Webinars


              What’s New and Exciting in VMware vSphere 5.1

              Original air date: December 5, 2012

              In this webinar, we will introduce the most significant and exciting new features of vSphere 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. We will also highlight some of the differences from the previous release, some of which are significant, but subtle and easily overlooked.

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              CUWN 7.2 Training Update

              Original air date: March 29, 2012

              This webinar provides an overview of the key new features and enhancements to CUWN 7.2, covering implementation considerations, and high-level configuration information, including RRM enhancements, Alloy QoS, FlexConnect enhancements, Wi-Fi Direct, WebAuth scalability enhancements, MSE Virtual Appliance and High Availability, and 802.11u Hotspot and MSAP.

              The primary intended audience is customers considering upgrading their network to WLC 7.2/NCS 1.1, and the technical staff responsible for implementing this latest WLAN code.

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              Becoming a Certified Wireless Expert: from CWNA to CCIE

              Original air date: March 27, 2012

              Fast Lane and Leading Wireless Expert, Jerome Henry--CCIE and contributing member of the IEEE standards--offer you this career guiding Webinar. Whether you are just considering a career in wireless or you are working towards your CCIE Wireless, this webinar will take you through the growing value of wireless certifications, and provide you a roadmap for your own Wireless Professional career plan.

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              Exploring Cisco Virtual eXperience Infrastructure (VXI), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

              Original air date: March 14, 2012

              Cisco has introduced the Cisco Virtualization eXperience Infrastructure (VXI) to overcome many streaming video problems by combining collaboration tools and a virtualized Data Center infrastructure. In this webinar, Senior Fast Lane Instructor Barry Walker helps network professionals understand how to overcome these problems before embarking on a desktop virtualization solution in their enterprise.

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