Pre-integrated, validated and supported system designed to deliver easy, efficient and versatile infrastructure solutions.

To meet the challenges of todays IT organizations, Cisco and IBM have collaborated to create VersaStack. VersaStack integrates network, compute and storage with unified management. On the network and compute side, VersaStack includes the Cisco Unifled Compute System, Cisco Nexus and Cisco UCS Director. On the storage side, IBM Storwize storage systems complement the performance and efficiency of the entire solution.

The VersaStack solution offers versatility with a choice of storage solutions built with IBM Storewize storage systems, to address differing customer requirements. Customers can choose from IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Storwize V5000, IBM Storwize V7000 or IBM FlashSystem V9000, ensuring that VersaStack can be sized appropriately to address their business requirements. There is consistency of functionality with IBM Easy Tier, IBM FlashCopy and remote mirroring across all three, with encryption and IBM Real-time Compression in the V7000 and V9000 product lines maximizing data efficiency and security.

VersaStack is designed to be ready for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI.), to enhance business agility by allowing IT to build, deploy, secure and maintain applications through a more agile framework. This capability, combined with Cisco Intercloud Fabric, can enable the creation of open and secure hybrid cloud-ready solutions that accelerate IT agility while delivering dramatic improvements in deployment, operation efficiency and simplicity.

This VersaStack Bootcamp will give you hands-on experience. You will be able to test your skills in our hands-on labs and get your questions answered by our Solution Architects who will bring their technical skills and real-world experiences to the session


09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Coffee

09:30 - 10:30

Introduction to VersaStack

  • Cisco Validated Designs and VersaStack worldwide cooperative support
  • Moving from Siloed infrastructures to Private and Public clouds
  • The business benefits of deploying VersaStack

10:30 - 10:45



10:45 - 12:30

  • Optimising storage utilization in real time with in-line compression
  • Policy-defined Data Migration using IBM EasyTIER
  • Using IBM TurboCompression to manage and virtualize 3rd party storage
  • How to reduce provisioning times by using UCS Service Profiles
  • Using Cisco UCS Director to manage a flexible cloud infrastructure

12:30 - 13:30



13:30 - 16:00

Hands-on Labs:

  • Cisco UCS Manager - Server Provisioning
  • IBM Storwize - SAN and NAS Provisioning
  • Cisco UCS Director - Discovery and Configuration
  • Cisco UCS Director - Monitoring and Statistics
  • Cisco UCS Director - Automation and Orchestration

16:00 - 16:30




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