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Previously Recorded Fast Lane Webinars

2014 Webinars


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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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