Fast Lane Data Center: Practical Experience with more than 550 Labs

We offer our customers a unique lab environment for Cisco, NetApp, VMware, IBM, Symantec and other vendors. More than 550 high-end remote labs are available worldwide, 24 hours a day, with dedicated live-support. Up to 4.000 students can work simultaneously on this hardware during training.

Most of our labs are exercise based, allowing you to fully control in which order you complete your lab exercises or repeat specific exercises as per individual needs.


High-end Labs for all Cisco Architectures

Fast Lane offers an unrivalled training and demo lab environment covering all of the Cisco Architectures:

  • Data Center & Virtualization
  • Enterprise Networks & Security
  • Collaboration


Overview of our Cisco Labs
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Cisco Data Center & Virtualization Labs


Unified Fabric, Unified Computing System (UCS), Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), FlexPod, VersaStack, Storage Networking and more

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Cisco Enterprise Networks, Unified Access and Wireless Labs


Advanced Unified Access, Prime Infrastructure, Identity Service Engine (ISE), CCNA Wireless and CCNP Wireless and more

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Cisco Security Labs


CCNP Security, IOS Security, Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA), VPN, Identity Service Engine (ISE) and more Cisco Security Labs

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Cisco Collaboration Labs


CCNA and CCNP Collaboration, Unified Communications Manager, TelePresence and more Cisco Voice and Video Labs

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High-end Labs for NetApp Products and Solutions

Fast Lane offers an unrivalled training and demo lab environment covering NetApp storage and data center technologies:

  • FlexPod
  • Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Unified Storage
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FlexPod Multivendor Labs


  • Redundant NetApp FAS3220/FAS6240 HA Pairs
  • NetApp 1600 Series 10G Interconnect Switches
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Nexus Switches
  • VMware vSphere

FlexPod Lab Topology




NetApp SAN Labs


  • NetApp FAS3200 Series
  • Flash- and Cluster-ready

NetApp SAN Lab Topology


NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP and Storage Basic Labs


  • Labs for NetApp basic training fully virtualized based on the FlexPod infrastructure

Clustered Data ONTAP Lab Topology
NetApp MetroCluster Lab Topology
VMware vSphere on NetApp Lab Topology


Exercise based NetApp Self-paced Labs

NetApp Labs

VMware Data Center, Cloud & Virtualization Labs

Fast Lane offers fully virtualized labs covering the VMware products and solutions:

  • VMware vSphere
  • Enterprise Management
  • VMware Horizon & View
  • VMware vCloud


Selection of our VMware Lab Topologies

VMware vSphere Lab Topology
VMware NSX Lab Topology
VMware Virtual SAN Lab Topology
VMware Horizon (with View) Lab Topology
VMware vCloud Director Lab Topology
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Lab Topology

VMware Labs

Veritas Labs

Fast Lane offers fully virtualized labs covering the Veritas products and solutions.

Selection of our Veritas Lab Topologies

Storage Foundation Lab Topology
Backup Exec Lab Topology
NetBackup for Windows Lab Topology
NetBackup for Unix Lab Topology
Enterprise Vault Lab Topology
Cluster Server Lab Topology



Symantec Labs

Fast Lane offers fully virtualized labs covering Symantec products and solutions.

EndPoint Protection Lab Topology



Check Point Security Lab

In our Check Point CCSA & CCSE Power Workshop we offer a virtualized Check Point Lab.

Check Point Lab Features
  • Check Point R77 (GAiA)
  • Virtual in a Cloud
  • Firewall Solution
  • IPS Solution
  • VPN Solution
  • Monitor & Troubleshooting Solution
  • NAT Solution
  • High Availability Solution
  • Identity Firewall Solution

Check Point CCSA & CCSE Lab Topology

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High-end IBM Labs

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Virtualized IBM Labs


Fast Lane offers fully virtualized labs covering numerous IBM products and solutions. These include different labs for:

  • IBM Cognos Report Studio
  • IBM Cognos Framework Manager
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server
  • IBM Business Process Manager
  • IBM Integration Bus
  • IBM UrbanCode Deploy
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage
  • IBM Bluemix
  • IBM Security QRadar SIEM
  • IBM Lotus Domino


IBM VersaStack Lab


For our VersaStack courses we offer a comprehensive lab that combines Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure and IBM Storwize storage:

  • IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage System
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
    • Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
    • Cisco UCS 2200 Series Fabric Extenders
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    • Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches

VersaStack Lab Topology


Microsoft Labs

Microsoft LabWe offer numerous Microsoft training labs covering the products and solutions of your Microsoft infrastructure:

  • Azure
  • Office 365
  • SharePoint Server
  • SQL Server
  • Lync Server
  • System Center
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Exchange Server
  • Windows 10 / 8.1


Microsoft Lab

Palo Alto Networks Security Lab

We offer our customers a virtualized Palo Alto Networks Firewall environment.

Palo Alto Lab Features
  • PAN-OS 7.0
  • Virtualized Next Generation-Firewall
  • App ID
  • User ID
  • URL Filtering
  • IPS
  • SSL Decryption
  • NAT
  • VPN
  • High Availability

Palo Alto Lab

Multivendor Data Center Labs

Here you can see some of our high-end multivendor labs!

FlexPod Integrated Infrastructure Labs


FlexPod Lab
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Redundant NetApp FAS3220/FAS6240 HA Pairs
  • NetApp 1600 Series 10G Interconnect Switches
  • VMware vSphere

FlexPod Lab Topology


FlexPod with ACI Lab
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
    • Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
    • Cisco UCS 2200 Series Fabric Extenders
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    • Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
    • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches
  • NetApp FAS3220 Unified Storage System

FlexPod ACI Lab Topology


VersaStack Integrated Infrastructure Lab


  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
    • Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
    • Cisco UCS 2200 Series Fabric Extenders
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
    • Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Cisco UCS Director
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches
  • IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage System

VersaStack Lab Topology


FlexPod Labs


Multivendor Interoperability SAN Lab


  • Brocade 6510, 5100, 4100 and 300 Series Switches
  • Gen 5 Brocade Technologies
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • NetApp and EMC Storage Systems
  • JBOD
  • Windows FC Server
  • Windows Management Server incl. Brocade Network Advisor

SAN Lab Topology

Brocade Lab