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Visualizing a Hybrid environment with Microsoft Azure

The cloud is a great option from the Infrastructure perspective but not all businesses are ready to make the move to the cloud. Many businesses need to keep part of their infrastructure on-premise for different reasons such as budget, compliance, internal regulations, or even fear.

In this webinar we are going to discuss how to have a hybrid environment from different perspectives, money, disaster recovery, high availability, local infrastructure limitations, etc. We will discuss frameworks, standards and best practices such as ITIL, Cobit, ISO27001, that we may need to consider when we have a Hybrid environment.

At the end of this webinar you will feel more comfortable designing your Hybrid solution with Microsoft Azure.

Visualizing a Hybrid environment with Microsoft Azure

Julio Cruz, Presenter
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 2:00PM ET

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Real life scenarios with Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

Ok so you decided to move to the cloud and now what? It is very common that the IT guys want to move to the cloud because they don’t want their infrastructure to get obsolete, or because they need the flexibility that the cloud offers or because their CEO wants to be in the cloud so the business can be “in”.

During this webinar we will disucss the different features that Microsoft Azure has for you to work with in an IaaS scenario. We are going to cover Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Security, Storage and much more.

At the end of this webinar you will feel more comfortable working with Microsoft Azure IaaS

Real life scenarios with Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

Julio Cruz, Presenter
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 @ 2:00PM ET

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Real life scenarios with Azure PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Well you need or want to move to the cloud but you don’t want to release all the control and you don’t want to manage the operating systems tasks like patching, then PaaS is the right option for you.

In this webinar we are going to talk about Cloud Services, Azure SQL, Web Applications and more. We will see how easy is to work with them and we are going to discuss the pros and cons of PaaS.

At the end of this webinar you will feel more comfortable working with PaaS.

Real life scenarios with Azure PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Julio Cruz, Presenter
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 @ 2:00PM ET

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Working with Office 365

Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is more than just email, Skype and Sharepoint? Do you know about all the other products that are available with O365? Do you know what these other products are for and how they work?

In this webinar we will talk about the different products that O365 has and we will get to see them in action. If you already have an O365 subscription and you are not using all the products you will see what are you loosing for not know they exists.

At the end of this webinar you will be more familiar with all products that O365 has, what are they for, and how you can use them in your business to increase productivity, team collaboration and more.

Working with Office 365

Julio Cruz, Presenter
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 @ 2:00PM ET

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Working with EMS (Enterprise Mobility and Security)

Hey, have you ever listen about EMS? Yes, it was Enterprise Mobility Suite, but know it is Enterprise Mobility and Security. Do you all the products and subscriptions that this suite has? Do you know what these products are for and how they work?

In this webinar we will discuss about the different products such as Intune, Azure AD, Azure Information Protection and more.

At the end of this webinar you will know about all products that EMS has, what are they for, and how you can use them in your business to keep your information secure inside and outside your organization, to manage identity and devices?

Working with EMS (Enterprise Mobility and Security)

Julio Cruz, Presenter
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 @ 2:00PM ET

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To watch or read a brief description of a previously recorded webinar, click on the title from the list below:

  1. Important Things to Remember When Considering Microsoft Azure as an Option
  2. What's New NetApp ONTAP 9.2
  3. How Does SolidFire Fit in NetApp's Data Fabric Vision
  4. Microsoft Cloud Offerings
  5. AltaVault Cloud Integration Appliance
  6. What's New ONTAP 9.1
  7. Cisco Meeting Server
  8. Stop Wasting Money on Sales Training: Transform Results with the 5 Stages of Skill Mastery
  9. Why Visibility Is Key When Moving To The Public Cloud
  10. Detecting Low and Slow Attacks - The ransom-ware invasion
  11. Enhancing Your Career with Cloud Foundry and Fast Lane
  12. Cisco Spark
  13. Business Development Manager (BDM) Fundamentals and Outcome Selling 101
  14. Collaboration Edge End to End Troubleshooting
  15. Certificate & Security Best Practices
  16. NetApp and Cloud Storage: Leveraging the Public Cloud
  17. Barracuda – the next generation security for the Cloud!
  18. Managing Change Primer
  19. Practical Facilitation & Negotiation: It is not about winning; it is about moving forward and doing so efficiently
  20. IoT Panel Discussion: Go to Market Opportunities/Challenges for Technology Vendors and Channel Partners to Succeed in the Digital Transformation
  21. Coaching and Mentoring: Compare, Contrast, Conduct
  22. Emotional Intelligence Fundamentals: EQ Trumps IQ for Career Advancement
  23. Becoming a Leader: Are you Ready, Are you Prepared?
  24. Being a Manager/Being a Leader: When do you do which and Why?
  25. Reduce Building Operations Cost with IoT-Based Predictive Maintenance
  26. Cisco Data and Analytics Overview
  27. Next generation Cisco Data Center Certifications
  28. What's New in ONTAP 9.1
  29. RH024 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview
  30. Re-imagining IT with Emerging Digital Technologies
  31. What’s New in ONTAP 9.0
  32. FlexPod with vSphere 6.0 and All Flash FAS
  33. Cisco CCNA Collaboration: Passing the CICD 210-060 Exam
  34. Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CTCOLLAB 300-080 Exam
  35. Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CAPPS 300-085 Exam
  36. Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CIPTV1 300-070 Exam
  37. Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CIPTV2 300-075 Exam
  38. Introduction to NetApp Workflow Automation
  39. Rethinking Security: The Need For A Security Delivery Platform
  40. Microsoft Training Simplified
  41. Agile Primer: A 360 Degree Introduction
  42. What's New in OnCommand Insight Operation and Best Practices
  43. IT Professionals - Transform your Company and Career Using Advanced Business and Interpersonal Skills
  44. VSC 6.x Policy-Driven Storage with VVOLs
  45. Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - EDS
  46. MetroCluster in Clustered Data ONTAP
  47. Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - The Cloud
  48. Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - DevOps
  49. What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1
  50. Cisco Customer Education (CCE): Cisco Next-Gen Security
  51. Next Generation Architectures with Red Hat Certification
  52. New Features and Best Practices of Citrix XenDesktop 7.6
  53. New Features of Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  54. Securing the Data Center
  55. Clustered Data ONTAP Performance
  56. Introduction to ACI - Application Centric Infrastructure
  57. Zephyr Application Programming Interface
  58. The Power of Programmability
  59. What is OpenStack?
  60. Management and Orchestration
  61. Red Hat Cloud Technologies & Training Offerings
  62. Leveraging Converged Architectures- FlexPod and Vblock
  63. The Power of Unified Computing
  64. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Key Technology Changes and Curriculum & Certification Overview
  65. Protecting Clustered Data ONTAP from Disaster
  66. MDS and the Role of Fibre Channel and FCoE
  67. Cisco Nexus Innovations
  68. Clustered Data ONTAP in a Multi-tenant Environment
  69. Global Data Center Evolution- Servers, Networking and Storage
  70. The Impact of Applications on Data Center Architectures
  71. Configuring NetApp Storage for FlexPod
  72. Demystifying Cisco TrustSec
  73. Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5
  74. NetApp E-series: Serious Performance for Data Intensive Workloads
  75. Cisco ISE Webinar Series: Beyond BYOD
  76. Fighting BYOD Sprawl with Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  77. Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  78. Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera
  79. Syncsort ECX: A File & Object Catalog for Your Entire NetApp and VMware Enterprise
  80. Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 for 7-Mode Administrators
  81. ABCs of FlexPod with Clustered ONTAP
  82. Understanding Cisco's Open Network Environment
  83. Managing the Virtual Data Center with Cisco UCS Director
  84. What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  85. Clustered Data ONTAP Disaster Recovery
  86. Clustered Data ONTAP Multi-Tenant Environment
  87. Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP
  88. Clustered Data ONTAP 101 for 7-Mode Administrators
  89. The New Landscape of Cisco’s Data Center Certifications

2017 Previously Recorded Webinars

 

Important Things to Remember When Considering Microsoft Azure as an Option

As an IT guy, I’m excited on the idea of moving things from the on-premise (or hosted) data center to the Cloud, but it is always scaring to listen to the cloud as many questions jump up to our heads; Is the cloud the right solution for our business? Is the cloud secure enough? Are we going to lose control on our infrastructure and data? And many other questions.

In this web seminar we are going to talk about all this questions and what things are important from the Architecture perspective when considering Azure as an option.

At the end of this web seminar you will feel more comfortable while designing your solution with Azure.

 

What's New NetApp ONTAP 9.2

Join Tia Williams for another exciting web seminar. This month's topic is What's New in ONTAP 9.2. ONTAP is evolving with every new release, and this presentation will discuss the following key new features and enhancements:

  • Inline Aggregate Deduplication
  • Tiering cold data to the cloud with Fabric Pools
  • ONTAP Select vNAS
  • ONTAP Select 2-Node HA
  • Automated Aggregate Provisioning & Advance Drive Partitioning

 

How Does SolidFire Fit in NetApp's Data Fabric Vision

NetApp has three all-flash array product lines: the All Flash FAS, the EF-Series, and SolidFire. The SolidFire solid-state storage systems take aim at cloud service providers and any enterprise that needs a highly scalable, distributed architecture.

The SolidFire all-flash arrays provide scale-out architecture, volume-level quality-of-service (QoS) controls, and multi-tenancy capabilities.

This web seminar covers options and features of the SolidFire systems and how they fit into NetApp’s vision of the Data Fabric. Understanding Capacity Licensing will be discussed and how it will benefit the customer. Finally, we will look at where SolidFire fits in to the infrastructure and discuss some common use cases.

 

Microsoft Cloud Offerings

This webinar will cover an overview of the three main Microsoft cloud offerings, O365, EMS (Enterprise Mobility and Security) and Azure. We will discuss the different products and subscriptions that each platform offers, and how each platform helps businesses run their operations.

This is a good opportunity for businesses of all sizes to get a better understanding of how Microsoft Cloud can be a good option to consider when they are considering transitioning to the cloud.

At the end of this webinar, you will feel more comfortable when choosing the right Cloud solution to better cover your business needs.

 

AltaVault Cloud Integration Appliance

NetApp’s vision for data management is a data fabric that seamlessly connects different clouds, whether they are private, public, or hybrid environments.

A data fabric unifies data management across distributed resources to allow consistency and control of data mobility, security, visibility, protection, and access.

NetApp’s AltaVault appliances provides a simple, efficient, and secure way to off-site data to either public or private cloud storage providers. Using advanced deduplication, compression, and encryption, AltaVault enables organizations to eliminate reliance on older, less reliable data protection solutions while improving backup windows and disaster recovery capabilities.

This Webinar covers an overview of the AltaVault appliance including Backup and Cold Storage modes and all three models (physical, virtual and cloud). Included will be a high-level discussion of how data moves from the backup or archive application through the AltaVault appliance to private or public cloud storage. We will also talk about some best practices on how to integrate the AltaVault appliance with the cloud.

 

What's New ONTAP 9.1

Gain a better understanding of the features and benefits included in the ONTAP 9.1 Data Management system. Some of the feature highlights addressed in this webinar are the data protection enhancements, new hardware support, storage resource management enhancements, storage encryption and FlexGroups. There will be extra time at the end of the webinar to answer questions.

 

Cisco Meeting Server

Cisco Meeting Server (CMS) is the lead offer from Cisco for an on premise video conferencing solution. CMS brings video, audio, and web communication together to meet the collaboration needs of the modern workplace.

In this web seminar you will gain an understanding of the benefits of migrating to the Cisco Meeting Server Solution and prepare yourself for the Cisco Meeting Server dCloud labs.

Scenarios Covered:

  • Generate and upload CA Certificates
  • Create Unified CM Dial Plan for Distributed Conferencing
  • Schedule Distributed Conference with TMS
  • Configure CMS as a Meeting Recorder Service

 

Stop Wasting Money on Sales Training: Transform Results with the 5 Stages of Skill Mastery[/b]

Over 40% of reps miss quota annually. Training is one solution, but 75-90% of sales training fails to get results. What should you do?

Whether you are trying to:

  • Increase quota achievement
  • Improve onboarding ramp-up times
  • Implement a new sales methodology
  • Create competitive differentiation through how you sell…

…or just drive sales growth, there is a simple, 5-stage system that will enable your reps to achieve sales mastery.

In this webinar, Mike Kunkle and Barry Kaufman of Digital Transformation, Inc. (DTI) and Steve of Performance Methods, Inc. will share:

  • The reasons that sales training doesn’t work
  • A simple 5-stage system that will get results
  • How to implement the system effectively
  • Sales enablement tools that support the system

 

Why Visibility Is Key When Moving To The Public Cloud

Enterprises are moving workloads from their on-premises data centers to the cloud in order to take advantage of high availability, scalability, and operational savings. But when it comes to security, many organizations believe that it is provided – public cloud providers must be providing sufficient prevention services to protect against significant security breaches. But are companies truly protected?

The reality is that the same threats that may affect a physical data center can also impact the data and workloads in the cloud. And the services provided by cloud providers are often only for application health and performance within the cloud, and do not protect your data in motion. Join this webinar to learn more about Gigamon’s Visibility Platform for AWS and how to ensure visibility across your entire environment – both on-premises and in the cloud.

 

Detecting Low and Slow Attacks - The ransom-ware invasion

It isn’t a question of ‘IF’ it’s a question of when…

Sophisticated attackers are not just going after nation states or your network infrastructure. They’re going after every industry. Highly stealthy and persistent, these attackers create ingenious techniques to hide themselves while compromising your defenses and critical data. These are the ‘Low and Slow’ attackers. It’s no longer just about the threats. The stakes are higher now because the attacks are getting more complex and advanced.

We have to get better because the attackers are getting better. Their tactics have evolved. So, how do you detect these professional stealth attackers? The longer they are inside your network without your knowledge, the greater the damage done. Suddenly, they have your data and are requiring you to pay to get it back!

In this webinar, we will discuss the nature of ‘Low and slow attacks’ and how to detect them on the network as quickly as possible to mitigate the damage they can do.

 

Enhancing Your Career with Cloud Foundry and Fast Lane

Cloud Foundry is the industry leader in the growing cloud application platform market. A new training program has recently been released for developers on Cloud Foundry, now being offered by Fast Lane and other partners. In this discussion, we’ll cover:

Scenarios Covered:

  • What is Cloud Foundry and what is it good for?
  • How can Cloud Foundry help your business expand?
  • What training options is Fast Lane providing?
  • How can the new Certified Developer program augment your career once you have been trained?

This webinar will be useful context for all business professionals interested in cloud computing, but with a particular focus on developers and development managers that want to take their career to the next level.

 

Cisco Spark

The Cisco Spark service lives in the Cisco Collaboration Cloud. Cisco created Spark to enable today's teams to move faster and deliver greater results by bringing everything and everyone together. Cisco Spark is your business messaging application, conferencing solution, and phone system all in one.

This web seminar will prepare you to complete the Cisco Spark dCloud labs, which demonstrate how to add Cisco Spark to an existing, on premise Cisco UC Infrastucture

Scenarios Covered:

  • Perform Initial Cisco Collaboration Cloud Organization Configuration
  • Start Customer Trial
  • Configure Active Directory Connector
  • Set-up Spark Message, Meeting, and Call Configuration
  • Add Hybrid Services: Calendar Service Configuration
  • Add Hybrid Services: Call Service Aware Configuration
  • Add Hybrid Services: Calendar Service Connect Configuration
  • Set-up Bulk User Configuration
  • Enable Songle Sign-on with AD FS Configuration
  • Configure Call Routing Features
  • Hunt Groups
  • Auto Attendants

 

Business Development Manager (BDM) Fundamentals and Outcome Selling 101

Are You Getting the Results You Need from Business Development?

Sales and Sales Enablement Leaders, are you maximizing the potential of your Business Development team? Most companies are not.

  • Business Development is the activity of pursuing strategic partnerships, alliances, or other commercial relationships to Go-to-Market more effectively and grow revenue, often by identifying new markets or channels for products or services.
  • It’s not selling to customers… but it certainly is selling. And it’s critical to company growth for technology firms, especially those in the emerging IoT market.
  • Yet the investment many companies make in the training and on-going professional development of Business Development pros is, well, abysmal.

In this web panel discussion, we’ll help you formulate a strategy to raise the bar with your Business Development team to raise the roof on revenue. We’ll talk about how Business Development is similar and different than Sales, and how to:

  • Staff your BD team with the right people
  • Train and coach in ways that produce far better results
  • Apply Consultative and Outcome Selling models to Business Development
  • Establish a Sales Management System to maximize team development and revenue growth

Our Moderator:

David Mantica - is the Chief Revenue Officer for Digital Transformation, Inc. and a respected business executive in the for-profit training space, who has built companies from the ground up and driven significant revenue results for established firms

Our Panel:

  • Mike Kunkle: is a widely-known sales transformation thought leader who guides companies to implement a system approach to sales and radically transform their sales results
  • Robert Batten: is a field-honed sales professional with years of “in the trenches” Business Development experience to share

 

Collaboration Edge End to End Troubleshooting

Cisco Unified Communications Mobile and Remote Access (MRA) is a core part of the Cisco Collaboration Edge Architecture. It allows endpoints such as Cisco Jabber to have their registration, call contraol, provisioning, messaging, and presence services provided by Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) when the endpoint is not within the enterpries network.

In this web seminar, you will prepare to take the dCloud lab on End-to-End Troubleshooting. You will develop an understanding of the steps needed for troubleshooting; including Service Discovery, Login Failure and Phone Services Fail.

Scenarios Covered:

  • Troubleshoot Mobile and Remote Access

 

Certificate & Security Best Practices

Over the last several years more and more customers have started to investigate leveraging crptography as an additional layer of defense for their internal networks. With the rise in 'VPN less' access technologies, the requirement for signaling and media privacy has become standard for any device or client that is traversing the firewall perimeter to access corporate collaboration services. With the above in mind, the CST2 Security Lab Module will educate you on the practical steps required to enable end-to-end, certificate based authentication and media encryption for both SIP signaling and RTP media.

In this web seminar, you will prepare to complete the dCloud lab on Certificate & Remote Access (MRA) to services and confiurations such as CAPF, LSC's Mixed Mode, CTL and phone security profiles.

Scenarios Covered:

  • Enable Unified CM Security
  • Set-up Expressway Mobile and Remote Access

 

NetApp and Cloud Storage: Leveraging the Public Cloud

The #1 use of the public cloud continues to be storage. If you’re considering integrating your NetApp storage solution with Azure or already have some experience, join us for a discussion on how to best leverage the cloud as a hybrid storage solution.

Because of the scalability and availability of the public cloud, businesses have been flocking to the cloud in droves. Through properly implemented hybrid storage solutions they are able to:

  • Gain data visibility
  • Establish data governance
  • Enhance data protection and security
  • Enable data access

Our storage and cloud expert, Bobbie Russell, will guide you through best practices. We will discuss best practices and considerations to implement a great hybrid storage solution.

 

Barracuda – the next generation security for the Cloud!

The adoption of the Cloud, the continuous growth of IoT and Big Data architectures, as well as the growing expansion of the public cloud, require a new security approach. How can we protect our assets and data in the Cloud? Can we still use the traditional approaches? What to do when we are in an environment with a limited control? Barracuda gives us the needed solutions to gain back the control over our data, to do it in a secure and flexible manner! In this webinar we will discuss the Barracuda security solutions for the cloud and how the Fast Lane customers and partners can gain the needed knowledge for to be successful in the adoption of the Barracuda technologies.

 

Managing Change Primer

70% of all change initiatives fail and 16% of a workforce will change their job or use their power to stop change. Major disruption with no benefit. To fail and lose 16% of your workforce while failing is a scary proposition. For folks looking to move to Agile methods or driving a product that will do creative destruction to any organization the odds are stacked pretty high against your effort.
Successful leaders understand the keys to guiding workplace change are to be clear-headed, responsive, alert, and dynamic. It is not a time to sit back and watch from the sidelines. Managing change is not a top-down or trickle-down approach. It is about active involvement and getting key stakeholders involved. Ultimately you have to learn how to handle change resistors and how to minimize the impact of change outside the change zone (reduce the collateral damage).

You will also learn:

  • Necessary elements of change management
  • Stages of change that people and organizations go through
  • Reasons people resist change and strategies to overcome resistance
  • To minimize negative change impacts by using the change curve model

 

Practical Facilitation & Negotiation: It is not about winning; it is about moving forward and doing so efficiently

Professionals lose 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings or approximately four days per month. This figure explains that we need to improve meetings. Meetings are critical to getting things done so we just cannot stop meeting. Since they are fundamental, you must learn the essential components for achieving meeting objectives.
Almost all meetings and anything critical to change in a business involves negotiation. This happens because whenever a group of people converge there will always be disagreements on how to approach the situation. The problem with negotiation is once that word comes up everyone thinks competition and win at all costs. Which is completely wrong on every level of business. The goal of negotiation is to move forward with the most optimal solution that time allows. The critical piece is “that time allows”. We do not have the time to push for all our agenda. Do that and the reason to negotiate might be all-together gone.

Ultimately, if you want to move anything forward effective negotiation skills are necessary. To get things moving forward you have to facilitate discussion and work. The two go together and this session will show you why and how.

You will also learn:

  • Differences between a team and workgroup
  • What facilitation encompasses and its three principles
  • The steps to facilitate a successful meeting
  • How time, power, and information influence the outcome of a negotiation
  • How to plan for a negotiation
  • The common pitfalls of negotiation

 

IoT Panel Discussion: Go to Market Opportunities/Challenges for Technology Vendors and Channel Partners to Succeed in the Digital Transformation

Fast Lane Training and Consulting is a leader in enabling organizations to successfully launch their IoT product solutions to the market. As technology vendors and their channel communities adapt to support their customers’ digital requirements they are left with challenging issues around sales enablement, partner communication, value definition, solution definition and execution.

This panel discussion will dive into the factors fueling the rapid acceleration of “the digital” mindset of enterprise organization. From there issues around solutions and options will be discussed with a focus on current real world experiences. The goal of this panel is to provide service providers, technology manufactures and channel organizations a roadmap on how to prepare their go to market strategy for their IoT initiatives. Making sure the issues of digital transformation and the successful use of the data produced is highlighted over the technology.

Topics that will be covered by the panel:

  • Assessing your sales and marketing organizational readiness
  • Determining the value of your solution offering based on IoT and Digital developments
  • Understanding the human capital transformation will happen within enterprise organizations
  • Determining the real points of enterprise value within the IoT architecture. What is already there, what will need to be development, what the outputs are and how to use those outputs


The panel will be moderated by Fast Lane VP of Sales and Marketing David Mantica. The two experts on the panel are Chief Transformation Office Zaki Mohammad and VP of IoT Business Development Barry Kaufman

 

Coaching and Mentoring: Compare, Contrast, Conduct

“A survey by Manchester Inc. found that coaching provided an average ROI of almost six times the cost. As an IT Professional in a complex organization, you have an excellent opportunity to provide fellow employees with help in developing and growing their skills and knowledge. This is the greatest gift you can provide to your co-workers and peers.

Mentoring and Coaching are NOT the same and should not be done in the same way. Mentoring helps channel guidance into self-development by giving information, ideas and guidance and letting the mentee find opportunities to test and practice. Coaching includes real-time observation and feedback on what is observed (good and constructive).

The critical piece is both require a committed relationship in order to work. Within all organizations, there are many misunderstandings and myths that require coaching and mentoring to clear. It is critical you gain the facts on how to properly execute both.

This webinar will help you:

  • Understand the similarity and vast differences between coaching and consulting
  • Establishing a coaching relationship using the five-step preparation process
  • Plan a coaching session
  • Identify ways to establish a mentor and a mentee relationship with others

 

Emotional Intelligence Fundamentals: EQ Trumps IQ for Career Advancement

You may be familiar with IQ, which measures your cognitive intelligence. However, has anyone asked you about EQ or Emotional Quotient? What is EQ? Simply put EQ, which is driven by your emotional intelligence, is your awareness regarding your actions and feeling, including how they affect the people around you.

Emotionally intelligent means, you understand the cause and effect of your actions and words. You understand what the impact of “being you” has on individuals and groups and you understand how to read others emotions and actions and work with their emotional limits. The key to remember is you can never change someone but you can change and adjust yourself. Emotional Intelligences is about changing and adjusting yourself and includes these attributes:

  • Respecting others
  • Listening to others
  • Empathizing with others
  • Identifying with others

IT Professionals do their work in teams that are filled with “others”. Your ability to work with those “others” determines what you can get done and how fast you get it done. If you have a high EQ, you get things done fast with minimal impact on the organization.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • The meaning of emotional intelligence
  • Distinguish the differences between EQ and IQ
  • Identify emotional hot buttons
  • Determine which emotional intelligence competencies to improve when work with others
  • Detect the sings of emotional outburst in others

 

Becoming a Leader: Are you Ready, Are you Prepared?

Nearly 60% of companies face leadership talent shortage that impede their performance. There is a very big difference between a leader and a good leader. There is a HUGE difference between a good leader and a great leader. No matter what leadership involves preparing, improving, and growing your skills continuously. What may have worked with your team or company this year could very well be completely ineffective next year.

Due to myths and misperceptions, leadership is the most misunderstood business concept. While numerous theories and styles exist, the key is developing your own leadership style based on your fundamental principles and values but rooted in leadership practices. In order to do this you have to understand what leadership styles are available and how they work and you must understand yourself. This webinar will help you:

  • Identify the most common leadership theories
  • Learn best practices of successful leaders
  • Identify how to use power bases effectively in work situations
  • Discover how to build trust and encourage teamwork

 

Being a Manager/Being a Leader: When do you do which and Why?

In today’s business world, it is necessary to have entrepreneurial zeal, leadership vision, and operational excellence/detail skills. IT Professionals face extraordinary pressures to both innovate, manage and control processes. Rates of change, industry consolidation and growth requirements all contribute to the increased demands tied to day-to-day performance and increased ambiguity around when to use certain skills.

These pressures have us looking at reassessing the Leader-Manager mode for IT Professionals. In this web seminar, we will look at how to create a balance between using leadership and management skills as a practitioner in any workplace. The reality is you, during any given business day, will have to use both regardless of your role. Understanding what leader’s do, why they do it and when they do it is important just like it is important to understand what is management, when/where to manage. The worst thing you can do is mix your uses, manage when you should be leading or leading when you should be managing. Take the time you need to invest in the skills you must have to get things done in complex work environments.

This webinar will help you:

  • Establish the distinction between leading and managing
  • Identify the skills and competencies needed to be effective as both a leader and a manager
  • Understand how to develop management and leadership action plans for individuals and groups
  • Learn how to successfully switch back and forth between leadership and management to drive business objectives

 

Reduce Building Operations Cost with IoT-Based Predictive Maintenance

Are you doing too much preventive maintenance? Although preventive maintenance is an insurance policy against unplanned downtime, too much of a good thing can unnecessarily hurt the bottom line, according to Allied Reliability Group. With Internet of Things (IoT technologies), and associated sensors and data analytic solutions, you can better understand the underlying health of equipment. This is what predictive maintenance is about – promptly identifying the onset of equipment failure – thereby allowing a reduction in:

  • Maintenance frequency and duration
  • Maintenance personnel hours
  • Spare parts usage

Listen to Intel and relayr describe how IoT-based predictive maintenance solutions can help you improve equipment uptime and lower maintenance costs…at the same time.

Who Should Attend

  • Property owners and building managers
  • Electric utilities and government agencies
  • Building equipment manufacturers
  • BEMS software providers
  • Systems Integrators

Presenters:
Rick Caylor: Director Channel Sales and Strategy North America at relayr
Rick is a very successful and experienced sales leadership and business leader with over 30 years of experience in the technology space. He has spent the last 4 years singularly focused on the rapidly growing IoT market in general. As he puts it, "skate where the puck is going to be" as the primary reason for the dedication to the IoT space. Rick's current responsibilities at relayr are as the Director of Channel Strategy and Business Development for the Americas.

Shuo Zhang: Shuo Zhang, Director of Market Development – IoT Smart Building Solutions, Intel Corporation
Shuo has over 10 years of experience in business development and product management spanning the Industrial Internet of Things and consumer electronics, with multiple successful software and hardware product launches. He currently leads global partner development and Go-to-Market strategy for Intel in the IoT Smart Buildings segment. Prior to Intel, Shuo was an engineer and product manager at Rockwell Automation developing industrial safety programmable logic controllers and safety sensors used in manufacturing applications.

 

Cisco Data and Analytics Overview

Please join us for our discussion on the new Cisco Training Curriculum – Data and Analytics. In this webinar our Big Data expert, Iskren Nikolov, will be joined by Learning at Cisco’s Neeraj Chadha to introduce this new curriculum to you and answer your questions about these exciting new classes. Data and Analytics training provides powerful skills for data professionals to connect data, processes and experiences and extract actionable insights.

  • Most Big Data initiatives have infrastructure implications; enterprises need to make deliberate infrastructure decisions that take into account-specific workload requirements. Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics offers optimized comprehensive solution for enterprise-class deployments.
  • Data virtualization training provides an agile data integration method that simplifies information access. This streamlined approach lets businesses derive greater value from growing volumes of data faster, significantly accelerating IT responsiveness without additional resources.

 

Next generation Cisco Data Center Certifications

NEW CCNA and CCNP Data Center Certification webinar will show you:

  • What’s new and changed in the next generation Cisco Data Center
  • The benefits of the CCNA and CCNP Data Center certification program
  • How to stay up to date with the latest technological developments

 

What's New in ONTAP 9.1.

This webinar will introduce the new features in NetApp's latest ONTAP release. The recorded webinar includes:

  • Overview of New Features
  • New Hardware
  • New Features in System Manager 9.1
  • Storage Encryption
  • FlexGroups

2016 Previously Recorded Webinars

 

RH024 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview

Some things have changed in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7 in the areas of directories, file system structure, and systemd as it relates to service control.

Learn how top-level directories are used by Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7. Additionally, we'll be taking a look at systemd, which will be especially helpful if you've not yet started with systemd. We'll cover design and some everyday commands and tasks.

This recorded webinar covers these topics:

  • Identifying top-level directories and usage
  • Reviewing changes to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 file system structure
  • The architecture and moving pieces of systemd as it relates to service control
  • Some handy systemctl commands

 

Re-imagining IT with Emerging Digital Technologies

Presenter: Don Sheppard
Original air date: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016.

Many organizations are being transformed by the next generation of digital technologies that are now being developed. A re-imagination of IT is becoming necessary, and it has implications for everything from business models to the re-alignment of CIO responsibilities and the re-deployment of applications. The shift from on-premise, siloed systems to the more collaborative “IT-as-a- service” is accelerating. Global high speed networks, the Internet of Things, highly scalable processing and open source software offer many new options for deploying IT on a massive scale. However, these new technologies can also seem like a complex and confusing puzzle with many moving parts and many competing players. This seminar introduces the concepts of, and the driving forces for, the digital era and its IT ecosystems. It provides a perspective on various digital technologies and identifies important questions to be addressed as part of any IT transformation initiative.

This 3-hour seminar will cover:

  • The digital era – the digital era and what it means for business, and why "IT-as-a-Service" and software-defined systems are forcing a major transformation of IT
  • Digital ecosystems – the digital ecosystem concept as applied to cloud computing and the Internet of Things; highlights of how SMAC+I+B (social networks, mobile communications, storage and analytics, cloud, IoT and Blockchain) are creating new opportunities for business
  • Emerging technologies – the emerging digital technologies for data centers, wired and wireless networking, solid state storage, software-defined systems management, microservices and software development, and Blockchain
  • Challenges and considerations – the opportunities of digital disruption and the basic challenges that need to be overcome; cultural and technical issues to be aware of as you prepare for the digital transformation
  • Getting started – the need to identify a starting point for change, along with basic questions that need to be answered as the journey begins.

 

What’s New in ONTAP 9.0

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Thursday, November 3, 2016.

Please join us for this exciting session and learn what’s new with NetApp ONTAP. In this webinar Tia Williams will describe NetApp’s next generation of storage called ONTAP 9. We will discuss new features available in ONTAP 9 including new deployment methods and implementation types such as ONTAP select, near cloud storage and Cloud ONTAP. The following new features will also be introduced during the session:

  • MetroCluster Enhancements
  • RAID-Tec Triple Parity
  • SnapMirror for SVM Enhancements
  • CIFS Enhancements
  • SnapLock
  • Mobile AutoSupport

 

FlexPod with vSphere 6.0 and All Flash FAS

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Join us for a webinar discussion on key features of FlexPod with vSphere 6.0. This FlexPod architecture is one of the latest validated design collaborations between NetApp and Cisco. The design features the Nexus 9000 switch and NetApp All Flash FAS. Key discussion points will include:

  • Connectivity options with the Nexus 9372 switch and the Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
  • Benefits of the NetApp All Flash FAS 8000
  • Overview of FlexPod Express with Cisco UCS Mini

 

Cisco CCNA Collaboration: Passing the CICD 210-060 Exam

Presenter: Joey De Wiele
Original air date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

The CICD 210-060 exam is one of two exams needed for you to obtain your “CCNA Voice” certification to. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of Cisco Unified Communications (UC) solutions. A candidate is tested on knowledge of administrator and end-user interfaces, telephony and mobility features, and Cisco UC solutions maintenance. To pass, you need to know what’s on the exam and what material to study. You need an effective study method and you need to allocate the time required, given your background and experience. We can’t give you the answers to the exam questions, but we can explain the “blueprint”, recommend material to study, discuss different study methods and provide some guidance on the time required to prepare. The webinar will cover:

  • The CICD 210-060 Blueprint
  • Study Material
  • Study Methods
  • Effort Required

 

Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CTCOLLAB 300-080 Exam

Presenter: Joey De Wiele
Original air date: Thursday, August 18, 2016.

This exam assesses a candidate's knowledge and skills to be able to troubleshoot a Cisco Unified Collaboration solution. The exam also covers troubleshooting methodology, triage, resources, and tools. To pass, you need to know what’s on the exam and what material to study. You need an effective study method and you need to allocate the time required, given your background and experience. We can’t give you the answers to the exam questions, but we can explain the “blueprint”, recommend material to study, discuss different study methods and provide some guidance on the time required to prepare. The webinar will cover:

  • The CTCOLLAB 300-080 Blueprint
  • Study Material
  • Study Methods
  • Effort Required

 

Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CAPPS 300-085 Exam

Presenter: Joey De Wiele
Original air date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

This exam tests candidates on the integration options of Cisco Unified IM and Presence, Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Prime Collaboration, and Cisco TelePresence Management Suite in a Cisco Unified Collaboration solution. The “Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CAPPS) Foundation Learning Guide (CCNP Collaboration Exam 300-085 CAPPS)” does not have all the answers. To pass, you need to know what’s on the exam and what material to study. You need an effective study method and you need to allocate the time required, given your background and experience. We can’t give you the answers to the exam questions, but we can explain the “blueprint”, recommend material to study, discuss different study methods and provide some guidance on the time required to prepare. The webinar will cover:

  • The CAPPS 300-085 Blueprint
  • Study Material
  • Study Methods
  • Effort Required

 

Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CIPTV1 300-070 Exam

Presenter: Joey De Wiele
Original air date: Thursday, July 21, 2016.

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing a Cisco Unified Collaboration solution in a single-site environment. Candidates will need to show they can configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager, implement gateways and Cisco Unified Border Element, and build dial plans to place on-net and off-net voice and video calls. To pass, you need to know what’s on the exam and what material to study. You need an effective study method and you need to allocate the time required, given your background and experience. We can’t give you the answers to the exam questions, but we can explain the “blueprint”, recommend material to study, discuss different study methods and provide some guidance on the time required to prepare. The webinar will cover:

  • The CIPTV1 300-070 Blueprint
  • Study Material
  • Study Methods
  • Effort Required

 

Cisco CCNP Collaboration: Passing the CIPTV2 300-075 Exam

Presenter: Joey De Wiele
Original air date: Thursday, July 7, 2016.

The CIPTV2 300-075 exam is the key to upgrading your “CCNP Voice” certification to “CCNP Collaboration”. Many find the test difficult. The “CIPTV2 Foundation Learning Guide (CCNP Collaboration Exam 300-075 CIPTV2)” does not have all the answers. To pass, you need to know what’s on the exam and what material to study. You need an effective study method and you need to allocate the time required, given your background and experience. We can’t give you the answers to the exam questions, but we can explain the “blueprint”, recommend material to study, discuss different study methods and provide some guidance on the time required to prepare. The Webinar will cover:

  • The CIPTV2 300-075 Blueprint
  • Study Material
  • Study Methods
  • Effort Required

 

Introduction to NetApp Workflow Automation

Presenter: Eugene Kashpureff
Original air date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

This webinar will discuss the architecture and capabilities of OnCommand Workflow Automation. Other topics to be covered will include:

  • WFA architecture
  • Installing WFA
  • Standard WFA Workflows
  • Introduction to the NetApp Software Development Kit and PowerShell Toolkit
  • Creation of Custom Workflows

 

Rethinking Security: The Need For A Security Delivery Platform

Presenter: Jai Balasubramaniyan
Original air date: Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Breaches are not only proliferating to impact every corporation, organization and citizen, they are also growing in sophistication and frequency. The problem being that you cannot detect what you cannot see. Current enterprise security infrastructures are not designed to mitigate these threats effectively as they change and evolve. In this webinar we will introduce the Gigamon GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform, a platform that your enterprise can use to unify their security applications, eliminating blind spots and partial coverage. With the GigaSecure Security Delivery Platform, your security devices get a complete view of the network flows and the metadata that they require in order to detect network compromise and malware movement. A security delivery platform is at the center of a reimagined security architecture geared toward threat detection and response.

This webinar will cover:

  • Understanding threat evolution
  • Learning how current security architectures are challenged to respond to threat evolution
  • Reviewing how Gigamon GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform can become the foundational building block for a new security architecture able to detect and respond to evolving threats.

 

Microsoft Training Simplified

Presenter: Tyler Whisnant
Original air date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

This webinar on Fast Lane’s Microsoft training offerings will give you a better understanding of our focus areas. Our presenter, Tyler Whisnant, will go through all the promotions and offers available to customers looking to take Microsoft training with Fast Lane. Finally, this webinar will include an explanation of the benefits and explain why you should consider taking your next Microsoft class as e-learning.

This webinar will cover:

  • Microsoft training overview
  • Fast Lane’s focus
  • Microsoft promotions and special offers
  • MOC On-Demand

 

Agile Primer: A 360 Degree Introduction

Presenter: Chris Knotts
Original air date: Thursday, May 19, 2016.

In this presentation, we will use a fast-paced, methodical approach to provide a full picture of what Agile is, how it works, who is using it and how you can use it. We’ll cover a lot of information, but will introduce, compare, and contrast concepts which encourage an objective picture based on your experience. Agile is not a panacea or a prescriptive methodology. At its foundation, it is a mentality and a way of working and managing work that permeates everything you do. We will discuss how that is and what that means in practical terms.

This webinar will cover:

  • Breakdown of what Agile is
  • Needs driving Agile adoption
  • Fundamental concepts of Agile
  • How management and workers need to change to utilize Agile successfully
  • High-level overview of Agile Practices and Roles

 

What's New in OnCommand Insight Operation and Best Practices

Presenter: Eugene Kashpureff
Original air date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

This webinar is designed for current and future administrators, managers, and users of OnCommand Insight and covers the following:

  • Explain OnCommand Insight architecture.
  • Introduce the components of NetApp OnCommand Insight
    • Discover
    • Assure
    • Plan
    • Perform
  • Discuss the concepts taught in our OnCommand Insight Operations and Best Practices and OnCommand Insight Advanced Report Creation classes.
  • Review some of the new features of OCI.
  • Discuss key concepts for a successful OnCommand Insight deployment.

 

IT Professionals - Transform your Company and Career Using Advanced Business and Interpersonal Skills

Presenter: Eric Bloom
Original air date: Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Want to expand your company, career success and future opportunities? Then this webinar is for you. Your technical ability is, of course, key to your professional performance, but it’s your understanding of the business you serve and your ability to communicate with others that drives your professional brand, future promotions and yet unforeseen opportunities. Join us on this webinar and learn how enhanced business savvy and stronger soft skills can propel you forward.

This webinar is designed for IT technical professionals looking to advance their companies and careers through enhanced business and interpersonal communication skills and a greater understanding of the businesses they serve.

 

VSC 6.x Policy-Driven Storage with VVOLs

Presenter: Anne Achleman
Original air date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

vSphere 6.0 on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 supports the new NetApp plugin for VMware called Virtual Storage Console 6.0 (VSC) with VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP v6 integration of VMware Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) functionality to overcome upfront storage provisioning challenges, such as capacity planning, differentiated service level and managing resource headroom.

NetApp’s Software-Defined Storage (SDS) architectural model leverage’s VMware’s goal to dynamically deliver storage services on a per-VM basis from the hypervisor based on policies rather than time-consuming process of managing each storage system independently. NetApp VASA Provider (VP) advertises NetApp storage capabilities to VMware using self-defined profiles, simplifying VM storage management according to the specific needs of each workload. With this new storage visibility, VMware administrators can intelligently place VMs on either traditional datastores or new vSphere 6 VVOLs and NetApp VP will monitor ongoing VM storage compliance requirements, independent of the VMware or storage administration teams, for greater agility.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Virtualisation
  • Network Virtualization

 

Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - EDS

Presenter: Don Sheppard
Original air date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

The final webinar of the Fast IT series is both about Fast IT itself and also about the suite of enabling technologies that Fast IT is designed to stay ahead of and continuously embrace. The unbelievably rapid pace of change in IT means that businesses must prepare now for the transformation to Fast IT.

This webinar covers how emerging technologies support disruptive innovation in IT. Strategies for digital business transformation will next be considered. Also discussed are the emerging “SMAC+I” technologies and how they are changing the IT landscape.

The Fast IT approach is an enabler for rapid technology adoption in support of business development and operational model improvement. The faster a company can adopt new technologies and adapt to changing markets, environments and competitors, the better chance they have of not just surviving but also “thriving” in the emerging digital society.

The webinars in this series are stand alone. While each webinar in the series covers a different topic within Fast IT, you do not need to watch them in chronological order.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Collaboration
  • Wireless/Mobility
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Transformation
  • IoT
  • Big Data
  • Security
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Service Provider

 

MetroCluster in Clustered Data ONTAP

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

MetroCluster was introduced to Clustered ONTAP in 8.3.

This webinar discusses how the MetroCluster architecture in Clustered ONTAP differs from the previous version in 7-mode, when and why MetroCluster should be used, and how to transition MetroCluster from 7-mode to Clustered ONTAP.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - The Cloud

Presenter: Iskren Nikolov
Original air date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

This webinar discusses cloud dynamics, different types of cloud computing including their service models and the pros and cons of each, and technologies required to implement. Other topics that are covered include what it means for the future of the business world and the internet in general and how it will truly revolutionize businesses in ways never before imagined, when implemented properly.

The webinars in this series are stand alone. While each webinar in the series covers a different topic within Fast IT, you do not need to watch them in chronological order.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Wireless/Mobility
  • IOT
  • Collaboration
  • Service Provider
  • Security


2015 Previously Recorded Webinars

 

Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - DevOps

Presenter: Chris Knotts
Original air date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

This webinar discusses the origin of the “DevOps” phenomena, including the components of DevOps, NOT just the two or three that everyone else believes is DevOps, but the TRUE components that make up the extremely complex and very large operational infrastructure. This webinar will also cover all the processes, procedures and true benefits that this remarkable combination of “Network Operations” and “Software Development” can bring to any organization.

We will also discuss the various options, use cases, driving factors and market forces surrounding the DevOps phenomenon and how best to implement it as part of the total Fast IT solution and how it works with the other components.

The webinars in this series are stand alone. While each webinar in the series covers a different topic within Fast IT, you do not need to watch them in chronological order.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Business Transformation
  • Advanced Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Service Provider

 

What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Thursday, December 3, 2015.

This webinar talks about the Clustered Data ONTAP features that have been enhanced in 8.3.1. Major topic areas include MetroCluster, two-node clusters, foreign LUN import enhancements, and Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) disaster recovery. Other enhancements that are discussed are the ability to have an all-flash FAS, using non-default IPspaces for cluster peering, and audit log forwarding.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Cisco Customer Education (CCE): Cisco Next-Gen Security

Presenter: Brian Avery (Cisco)
Original air date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

The CCE series is a great way to learn about the benefits of Cisco technologies.

Cisco's 2015 Annual Security Report Highlights:

  • 250% increase in malicious SPAM
  • Preferred attack vectors: PDF, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer
  • Users in highly targeted industries twice as likely to succumb to Clickfraud and Adware
  • Malvertising add-ons spiked 250%

A lot of well-known companies with big names and big security budgets have been hacked recently. But the threat exists for everyone. Did you know that over 41% of targeted attacks last year were against organizations with fewer than 500 employees? Or that in Cisco's most recent annual security report, 100% of corporate networks examined had malicious traffic on them?

Chances are that you've already been hacked – you just don't know it yet.

Cisco can help. We deliver intelligent cyber security for the real world, providing the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolio of security solutions. Join us for a comprehensive update on our security architecture portfolio and how you can leverage these solutions in your organization!

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Network Management

 

Next Generation Architectures with Red Hat Certification

Presenter: Randy Russell (Red Hat)
Original air date: Thursday, October 29, 2015.

Learn how Red Hat® Certification is different from other programs and how we help customers implement next-generation architectures using emerging technologies such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, and Linux containers.

During this webinar, we'll discuss:

  • Emerging technologies that are helping customers improve application delivery.
  • How Red Hat certification can help you recruit capable technical talent.
  • How Red Hat training and certification can help you develop in-house technical talent.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Operating Systems
  • Network Virtualization
  • Unix/Linux
  • Virtualization
  • Open Source

 

New Features and Best Practices of Citrix XenDesktop 7.6

Presenter: David Dart (CCI)
Original air date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the components and capabilities of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 and learn to leverage the new FMA architecture for deployment in their environment. Using active discussions with live-lab demonstrations, the following areas of interest will be highlighted:

  • The new features available in a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 deployment
  • Hardware requirements and Best Practices for High Availability
  • Basic architecture and components in a successful XenApp 7.6 deployment
  • The role of the Delivery Controllers and application servers
  • The role of Store 2.5 and new features.
  • Managing and configuring application hosting
  • The integration of XenApp 7.6 with XenDesktop 7.6 and scalability options

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Desktop Virtualization

 

New Features of Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Join our webinar host, Tia Williams, as she describes the key enhancements to NetApp’s latest clustered operating system. Tia will describe the new features and explain the evolution of clustered Data ONTAP technologies such as root-data partitioning and selective LUN mapping. We will also explore the new networking model and explain the use of broadcast domains and IP Spaces. If you plan to upgrade or migrate to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, you don’t want to miss this webinar. Key enhancements that will be discussed include:

  • Root-Data Partitioning
  • SSD Partitioning for Flash Pools
  • Automated Non-disruptive Upgrades
  • Networking changes model including broadcast domains and IP Spaces
  • Protocol enhancements
  • Selective LUN mapping
  • Metrocluster
  • Data Protection enhancements with SnapMirror

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

2014 Previously Recorded Webinars

 

Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 10: Securing the Data Center

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date:Thursday, December 4, 2014
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

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center/Storage Networking

 

Clustered Data ONTAP Performance

Presenter: Eugene Kashpureff
Original air date:Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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

People interested in this topic have also purchased these:

  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (CI-DCUFI)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (CI-DCUFT)
  • !CI-DCUFD

Sign up for one of the above courses and earn your loyalty gift today.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Virtualization
  • Network Virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Zephyr Application Programming Interface

Presenter: Eugene Kashpureff
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

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Programming

 

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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

People interested in this topic have also purchased these:

Sign up for one of the above courses and earn your loyalty gift today.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Programming

 

What is OpenStack?

Presenter: Grega Bremec
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Network Management
  • Security

 

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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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  • Cisco UCS Director Infrastructure Management (UCSDIR)

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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Network Management
  • Security

 

Red Hat Cloud Technologies & Training Offerings

Presenter: Scott Stewart
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Network Management
  • Security


 

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Flexpod
  • Virtual Storage

 

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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

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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Unified Communications
  • Collaboration

 

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

Presenter: Scott Stewart
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Unix/Linux
  • Operating System
  • Open Source

 

Protecting Clustered Data ONTAP from Disaster

Presenter: Tia Williams
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

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Routing & Switching

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Cisco Unified Data Center Session 3: Cisco Nexus Innovations

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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

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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualisation
  • Network Design
  • Routing & Switching
  • Security

 

Clustered Data ONTAP in a Multi-tenant Environment

Presenter: Tia Williams
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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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Routing and Switching
  • Security
  • Service Provider
  • Network Virtualization
  • Security
  • Storage Virtualization

 

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

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
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

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If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Routing and Switching
  • Security
  • Service Provider
  • Network Virtualization
  • Security
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Configuring NetApp Storage for FlexPod

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Flexpod
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Demystifying Cisco TrustSec

Presenter: Natalie Timms
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Network Design
  • Security
  • Cloud Security

 

Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5

Presenter: Michael Sutton
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

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Data Center/Storage

 

NetApp E-series: Serious Performance for Data Intensive Workloads

Presenter: Bette Lutes-Konecny
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

2013 Previously Recorded 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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • BYOD
  • Security
  • Wireless/Mobility
  • IOT
  • Collaboration

 

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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • BYOD
  • Security
  • Wireless/Mobility
  • IOT

 

Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera

Presenter: Ryan Goldman
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Business Analytics
  • Data Center/Storage Networks
  • Big Data

 

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

Presenter: Andy Woodgate
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 for 7-Mode Administrators

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

ABCs of FlexPod with Clustered ONTAP

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Understanding Cisco's Open Network Environment

Presenter: Michael Dyer
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Routing and Switching
  • Security
  • Service Provider
  • Network Virtualization
  • Security
  • Storage Virtualization

 

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

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Network Management
  • Server

 

What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Clustered Data ONTAP Disaster Recovery

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Network Management

 

Clustered Data ONTAP Multi-Tenant Environment

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Network Management

 

Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Network Management

 

Clustered Data ONTAP 101 for 7-Mode Administrators

Presenter: Tia Williams
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Clustering/High availability
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Network Management

 

The New Landscape of Cisco’s Data Center Certifications

Presenter: Mike Warner
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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Certification & Re-certification
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Center/Storage Networking
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Network Management
  • Wireless/Mobility
  • Security
  • Collaboration
  • IOT

2012 Previously Recorded 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.

If you would like to know more about the following technologies, then this webinar will be of interest to you:

  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtualization
  • Data Center/Storage

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