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Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Planning and Design

This course will cover in-depth details and considerations for planning, designing, and migratingto Virtualized Data Centers (VDC) and Cloud environments. This course will enable data center technology professionals to design VDC and Cloud infrastructures maintaining the most robust and elastic compute, network, and storage environments. The course will be premised on an ‘open’ architecture focusing on core components, principles, and technologies constituting both VDC and Cloud deployments utilizing best-of-breed EMC examples. This training is designed to be at the forefront of the changing IT landscape as traditional physical data centers evolve and morph into virtual entities and cloud environments. 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and differentiate between virtualization and cloud concepts and capabilities including core VDC components and cloud elements
  • Describe the overall management strategy of a VDC or Cloud environment
  • Incorporate and list the critical aspects of cloud services as elements of cloud infrastructure planning 
  • Describe how business process and service requirements will impact VDC and cloud planning and design
  • Identify key governance, audit and compliance considerations

This course is intended for architects, designers and consultants. Specifically, this course is intended for anyone involved in or engaged in the planning for: 

  • Virtualized data centers: servers, storage, networks, applications and services
  • Cloud implementations: creation, migration and implementing services
  • Convergence of traditional data centers to VDC and extension to Cloud infrastructures

To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have an understanding of the following technologies and concepts:

  • The ideal candidate is a technical professional with three or more years of design experience in storage, operating systems, and networking and the following:
    • Knowledge and understanding of designing and managing complex systems, networks, and storage with an advent of virtualization, as well as business application knowledge and common business continuity practices and disaster recovery principles.
    • Highly recommended pre-requisites include skills equivalent to EMCISA, VCP, and CCDA certifications



  • The following topics are included in this course: 
  • Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Introduction
  • Virtualized Data Center Architecture
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Principles for VDC Environments
  • Planning and Design Concepts for VDC Environments 
  • Managing VDC Environments and Infrastructures
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) for VDC and Cloud Environments 
  • Cloud Services
  • Planning and Design for Cloud Enablement
  • VDC to Cloud Use Cases 


Labs reinforce the information you have been taught. The labs for this course will be conducted via case studies and collaborative discussion, work sessions, and de-briefs. These case studies will include:

  • Case Study Review
  • Service Level Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Availability Management
  • IT Service Continuity Management
  • Service Asset and Configuration Management
  • Change Management
  • Problem Management
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Process Integration


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