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Cisco Live Virtual | Free On-Demand Trainings and Technical Sessions

In conjunction with the Cisco Live Events, which runs through-out the year at different places, Cisco Systems Inc.  has introduced to host hundreds of sessions, key note speeches, and trainings online which were being delivered in those events. And the good thing is, that the contents (which include Presentation Slides, Tutorial Videos) are free to access for everyone. Following is the message posted on website’s homepage:

Cisco Live Virtual brings together IT, Networking, Communications professionals and Cisco experts from more than 195 countries to collaborate, share and learn. You can access over 1,600 on-demand technical training sessions, keynotes, and Super Sessions, interact with peers and experts in live webcasts, chat, blogs and social media, play games and win prizes, and more. Access is FREE, so register now for instant access to this exciting global community.

Below you can have a glance of the wide variety of sessions available in their catalog. I’ve Just expanded the Certifications (CRT) and Service Provider General (SPG) tabs to give you an idea how many sessions are accessible under each category. (Hundreds of them).

2011-2012 Session Catalog

Networkers  Program  
  Certifications (CRT)
    BRKCCIE-1001: Cisco Data Center/Storage Certification
    BRKCCIE-3242: CCIE Voice: Cryptography in Cisco Unified Communications
    BRKCCIE-3345: The CCIE Candidates Introduction to MPLS L3VPN Networks
    BRKCCIE-4200: CCIE Service Provider Operations
    BRKCRT-1160: CCNP Security: Securing Networks with ASA VPNs – CCNP Security Exam Preparation (VPN v1.0)
    BRKCRT-3133: CCNP Security: IPSv7.0 Exam Prep
    BRKCRT-3214: How to Prepare for Wireless Security (IAUWS) CCNP Exam
    BRKCRT-3217: How to Prepare for the Tshoot CCNP Exam
    BRKCRT-3329: Sun Tzu: CCIE R&S and the Art of Troubleshooting – The Campaign
    BRKCRT-3335: Mastering IP Subnetting Forever!
  Cisco on Cisco  
  Data Center & Virtualization  
  Network Infrastructure & Systems  
  Partner Case Studies  
  Unified Communications & Collaboration  
Cisco Developer Network  
  Cisco Developer Network (CDN)  
IT Management Program  
  IT Management (ITM)  
Service Provider Program  
  Optical, Carrier Ethernet, Policy Control (OPT)  
  Service Provider General (SPG)
    BRKSPG-1303: Evolution of Subscriber Aggregation in Service Provider Residential Networks
    BRKSPG-1403: IT Transformed: The Impact of Energy & Sustainability Trends
    BRKSPG-1701: The Networks Role in Cloud
    BRKSPG-2051: Evolution of Service Provider Edge Architectures
    BRKSPG-2111: The NGN Carrier Ethernet System : Technologies, Architecture and Deployment Models
    BRKSPG-2170: Synchronization in Packet-Based Networks
    BRKSPG-2202: Understanding the Benefits of Ethernet OAM
    BRKSPG-2204: Building Carrier Ethernet Services Using Cisco Ethernet Virtual Circuit Framework
    BRKSPG-2206: Towards Massively Scalable Ethernet: Technologies and Standards
    BRKSPG-2207: Redundancy Mechanisms for Carrier Ethernet and Layer 2 VPN Services
    BRKSPG-2208: Dynamic Ethernet Service Activation (DESA)
    BRKSPG-2209: Designing Access Network With the ME3600X and ME3800X
    BRKSPG-2305: Service Orchestration and Architecture for Multi-Tenant IaaS Cloud Computing Services
    BRKSPG-2401: Cisco EnergyWise Fundamentals: The Network as the Platform for Energy Management
    BRKSPG-2402: Best Practices to Deploy High-Availability in Service Provider Edge and Aggregation Architectures
    BRKSPG-2403: Cisco EnergyWise Deployment and Practices
    BRKSPG-2405: Advanced Scaling for Core and Edge Networks
    BRKSPG-2501: Troubleshooting Cisco CMTS Based Services
    BRKSPG-2502: Deploying Business Services over DOCSIS
    BRKSPG-2602: IPv4 Exhaustion: NAT and Transition to IPv6 for Service Providers
    BRKSPG-2603: How to Securely Operate an IPv6 Network
    BRKSPG-3304: Subscriber Aware Ethernet: Traditional Broadband over Next-Generation Carrier Ethernet Networks
  Service Provider Video (SPV)  
General Sessions  
  General Sessions  
Cisco Technical Session Series  
  CSC Expert Series  

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Reduce Costs with a Virtual Infrastructure

Lower your capital and operational costs and improve operational efficiency and flexibility. Go beyond server consolidation and deploy a standard virtualization platform to automate your entire IT infrastructure. VMware customers have harnessed the power of virtualization to better manage IT capacity, provide better service levels, and streamline IT processes. We coined a term for virtualizing the IT infrastructure–we call it the virtual infrastructure.

What is a Virtual Infrastructure?

A virtual infrastructure lets you share your physical resources of multiple machines across your entire infrastructure. A virtual machine lets you share the resources of a single physical computer across multiple virtual machines for maximum efficiency. Resources are shared across multiple virtual machines and applications. Your business needs are the driving force behind dynamically mapping the physical resources of your infrastructure to applications—even as those needs evolve and change. Aggregate your x86 servers along with network and storage into a unified pool of IT resources that can be utilized by the applications when and where they’re needed. This resource optimization drives greater flexibility in the organization and results in lower capital and operational costs.

A virtual infrastructure consists of the following components:

  • Bare-metal hypervisors to enable full virtualization of each x86 computer.
  • Virtual infrastructure services such as resource management and consolidated backup to optimize available resources among virtual machines
  • Automation solutions that provide special capabilities to optimize a particular IT process such as provisioning or disaster recovery.

Decouple your software environment from its underlying hardware infrastructure so you can aggregate multiple servers, storage infrastructure and networks into shared pools of resources. Then dynamically deliver those resources, securely and reliably, to applications as needed. This pioneering approach lets our customers use building blocks of inexpensive industry-standard servers to build a self-optimizing datacenter and deliver high levels of utilization, availability, automation and flexibility.

Bring Virtual Infrastructure Benefits to your Datacenter

Gain the benefits of virtualization in production-scale IT environments by building your virtual infrastructure with the leading virtualization platform from VMware. VMware Infrastructure 3 unifies discrete hardware resources to create a shared dynamic platform, while delivering built–in availability, security and scalability to applications. It supports a wide range of operating system and application environments, as well as networking and storage infrastructure. We have designed our solutions to function independently of the hardware and operating system so you have a broad platform choice. Our solutions provide a key integration point for hardware and infrastructure management vendors and partners to deliver differentiated value that can be applied uniformly across all application and operating system environments.

Get More from your Existing Hardware
Our customers report dramatic results when they adopt our virtual infrastructure solutions, including:

  • 60-80% utilization rates for x86 servers (up from 5-15% in non-virtualized PCs)
  • Cost savings of more than $3,000 annually for every workload virtualized
  • Ability to provision new applications in minutes instead of days or weeks
  • 85% improvement in recovery time from unplanned downtime


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