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FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud

Together, NetApp and Cisco deliver a strong foundation for a Microsoft Private Cloud built on FlexPod. Cisco and NetApp are simplifying Private Cloud deployment for customers with prevalidated and certified configurations that dramatically reduce infrastructure and application deployment time from days to hours and can result in even faster time to value for your organization. NetApp provides sophisticated storage capabilities and tight integration of data management software with Microsoft products and Cisco supplies a leading edge data center platform that consolidates core server and networking functionalities. When your organization builds a private cloud with FlexPod, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 SP1, it can deliver IT services and applications more efficiently and cost effectively.

This solution has achieved Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 3.0 validation, which includes validation for Windows Server® 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 and, it was voted Best of TechEd 2013 in the Systems Management category.

Learn how your organization can simplify your data center transformation and improve efficiency by attending the Microsoft Private Cloud built on FlexPod Seminar. This half day seminar will include technical presentations and this is your opportunity to understand the benefits of deploying Microsoft Private Cloud on a FlexPod and accelerate your path to success with private cloud.

You will explore the most important topics including:

  • Build a Private Cloud on your terms with FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud.
  • Simplify your data center transformation jointly validated technologies from industry leaders in computing, storage, networking and server virtualization
  • Improve Efficiency and automate management tasks using Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Migration of Windows Server 2003 and related 32-bit applications onto a FlexPod converged infrastructure running Windows 2012 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V


Prior to attending, you should have a basic understanding of data center technologies and solutions.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this seminar is business decision makers and technical professionals who require an understanding of the benefits and value of implementing a Microsoft Private Cloud environment in an enterprise network environment.


In this comprehensive half-day seminar, you will learn to:

  • Describe the FlexPod Converged Infrastructure Family
  • Explain the value of the Cisco Validated Designs and NetApp Verified Architecture for FlexPod
  • Describe the benefits of Cisco UCS and a Unified Fabric with a simplified virtualized infrastructure
  • Understand why Cisco UCS is the ideal platform for Microsoft Private Cloud deployments
  • Describe the B-Series and C-Series servers within the Cisco UCS family
  • Understand how Intel Xeon Processor families provide performance and availability
  • Describe NetApp FAS family of storage controllers as an integral part of FlexPod
  • Understand how Clustered Data ONTAP provides storage scalability and availability
  • Describe the essential characteristics, service models and deployment models of a cloud environment
  • Explain the value of Microsoft Private Cloud built on FlexPod
  • Describe the key components of Microsoft Private Cloud built on FlexPod
  • Understand the value of migrating users from legacy 32-bit applications running on Windows 2003 to faster and more efficient 64-bit applications running on Windows 2012 R2.

1: FlexPod Converged Infrastructure Family

  • Evolution of Silo-based Architectures
  • FlexPod Converged Infrastructure Family
  • Cisco CVDs and NetApp NVA design and deployment documents
  • Unified Management and Orchestration
  • FlexPod Cooperative Support

2: Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Unified Fabric
  • Fabric Extender, Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX
  • Embedded System Management
  • Agile Server Provisioning and Operations
  • Rack Server Integration
  • Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series server portfolio
  • Intel Xeon Processor Families in Cisco UCS
  • Intel Machine-Check Architecture Recovery

3: NetApp Storage Solutions

  • Clustered Data ONTAP
  • NetApp FAS System Highlights
  • NetApp Storage Efficiency
  • Hybrid Arrays for NetApp FAS
  • Data Protection and High Availability

4: Microsoft Private Cloud built on FlexPod

  • What is Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Definition from NIST
  • The Microsoft Private Cloud Journey
  • Key Components of Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Cisco UCS and Microsoft System Center 2012
  • FlexPod Management Architecture
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Evolution
  • Hyper-V Host Storage Support
  • Windows 2003 Migration


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