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VXI/VDI for Account Managers (VXAM)

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Cisco Data Center Overview

  • The Virtualized Data Center
  • Server Virtualization overview
  • Network Virtualization

The Transformation of the Desktop

  • Market Drivers for Desktop Transformation
  • Workplace Drivers for Desktop Transformation
  • What do users demand today? - exercise

What is Desktop Virtualization

  • Benefits of Desktop Virtualization
  • Desktop Virtualization Endpoints
  • Desktop Virtualization Challenges

Introduction to Cisco VXI

  • Understanding Cisco's VXI Vision
  • Cisco VXI end-to-end architecture
  • Cisco Nexus switches in the Data Center LAN
  • Cisco MDS switches in a Data Center SAN environment
  • Cisco UCS service profiles support for virtual desktops
  • Cisco UCS extended memory support for virtual desktops
  • The role of ACE for authentication and acceleration
  • How WAAS can optimize virtual desktops

Cisco VXI solutions

  • VMware View 4.5
  • Citrix XenDesktop 4.0
  • Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Introducing NetApp FlexPod as a platform for Cisco VXI solutions

Identifying Cisco VXI Opportunities

  • Breaking the desktop upgrade and replacement cycle
  • Reducing downtime during operating system upgrades
  • Providing platform stability with centralized management
  • Reducing operational costs
  • Provide centralized backup for user data
  • Identifying collaboration opportunities
  • Cisco VXI Target Markets

Competing VDI Solutions

  • HP VDI with VMware
  • HP VDI with Citrix
  • Microsoft VDI with Citrix
  • Objection Handling - exercise

Key Cisco VXI Differentiators

VXI Elevator Pitch - exercise

 

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