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VSAM – Successfully Selling the VersaStack Solution

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Feb 19, 2021
09:00 - 17:00 (CEST)
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May 12, 2021
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Aug 20, 2021
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Oct 21, 2021
09:00 - 17:00 (CEST)
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VSAM – Successfully Selling the VersaStack Solution
1 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  VersaStack

Course Details

Yleiskatsaus

The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM is an integrated infrastructure designed for cloud and enterprise application deployments. It combines the performance and innovation of the Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with the versatility and efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system. The VersaStack solution is backed by Cisco Validated Designs to provide a faster delivery of applications, greater IT efficiency, and less risk. The VersaStack solution is Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) ready.

 

Our 1-day course is designed for Account Managers who are focused on VersaStack and wish to sell this versatile solution. The course covers the main VersaStack components with their technologies and benefits as well as how to best position, sell and differentiate these solutions with a customer.

Tavoitteet

Our instructor-led workshop is designed to enable an Account Manager to sell the VersaStack solution and associated vision and to engage customers in a conversation about the benefits of the integrated infrastructure solution and how it can help drive business performance. Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Identify the architecture, features and components of a VersaStack solution
  • Understand where market opportunities exist and how to take advantage of them
  • Have a structured approach on how to position VersaStack with customers
  • Know how to build a value proposition that resonates with key buyers
  • Understand how to position VersaStack in response to competitive threats and typical objections

Sisältö

Market Trends and Business Drivers

  • Space, Power, Cooling, Cabling
  • Poor utilization, Lack of agility, Long provisioning times
  • Cloud, IoT, Big Data, Mobility, Video
  • SDN and ACI
  • The Transition from Silos to a Converged Stack

Benefits of Converged Architectures

  • Better utilization and dynamic mobility of resources
  • Support for mixed workloads on shared resource pools
  • Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Unified management of resources

VersaStack Components

  • Cisco Components of VersaStack
    • UCS Servers/Mini
    • UCS Manager/Director
    • Nexus Switches/1000v
    • MDS Storage Solutions
  • VersaStack ACI
  • VersaStack SAN
  • VersaStack Storage
  • VersaStack Compute

How to Sell VersaStack

  • Identifying Target Markets and Opportunities
  • Engaging Stakeholders
  • Building the Value Proposition

How does it ‘stack-up’ against the Competition?

  • Other Converged Infrastructure Solutions
  • Hyper-converged Solutions

Next Steps

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Kohdeyleisö

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Account managers, Channel Partners and Resellers who sell VersaStack

Esivaatimukset

General knowledge of data center networking components and terminology and some experience of selling Data Center and/or Cisco solutions are desirable but not essential.