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Data Center Foundation For Account Managers (DCFAM)

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Detailed Course Outline

1: Data Center Overview
  • Data Center challenges
    • Identifying the operational and business challenges that are prevalent in today’s Data Centers
  • Data Center architectures
    • Detailing the transition from a siloed architecture to a service oriented infrastructure
  • Consolidation and Virtualization Solutions
    • Exploring the issues with branch consolidation, server consolidation, storage consolidation and SAN island consolidation.
    • Exploring the issues with server virtualization, network virtualization and storage virtualization
2: Cisco Data Center business solutions
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions
    • Explaining the benefits of a Unified Fabric architecture using FCoE, supported by Cisco Nexus switches
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking solutions
    • Identifying storage networking solutions provided by Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches.
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing solutions
    • Explaining the benefits of a Unified Computing architecture provided by Cisco UCS
  • Cisco Data Center Business Solutions
    • Applying Cisco architectures and innovative features to cloud computing, virtual desktops and high performance computing solutions