Telcobuy Workshops

Telcobuy provides an array of customized workshops designed to deliver insight into the latest technology trends and innovations. Attendees work directly with Telcobuy’s highly-certified experts and technical solution architects (TSAs) to understand new concepts and explore multi-vendor solutions for data center, mobility, virtualization, cloud computing, disaster recovery, security and more.

All Telcobuy workshops are customized for their audience and delivered from Telcobuy’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC), providing an opportunity for attendees to gain hands-on access to available technology while addressing technical and strategic goals. These two- to four-hour engagements typically include a presentation and whiteboard session and provide the perfect starting point for an engagement with Telcobuy.

Please contact us for more information about Telcobuy's workshops and assessments.

Cloud

Cloud

Cloud Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workshop

Understand the impact of virtualization and cloud computing on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning, including meeting Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives. Featured discussion topics include platform and workload recovery, understanding access, authentication, authorization, roles and responsibility. Telcobuy experts will also provide an overview of robust security standards and controls as well as cloud security best practices and approaches.

Cloud Enablement Workshop

Prepare your organization and data center to take full advantage of cloud computing with Telcobuy’s Cloud Enablement Workshop. This workshop will illustrate how you can cut costs, increase computing capacity and gain a competitive advantage with cloud computing. Telcobuy Cloud Practice experts will share product-agnostic advice regarding cloud computing as well as the steps your organization needs to take to move to the cloud.

Cloud Infrastructure Platform Workshop

During a Cloud Infrastructure Platform Workshop, Telcobuy Virtualization and Cloud Computing experts will show you exactly how cloud platforms can enable rapid virtualization deployments and private clouds with fully-integrated, pre-tested and unified networking, compute, storage, security and virtualization components from best-in-class solution providers. Explore available cloud platform options, including FlexPod, Vblock and custom solutions as well as cloud computing best practices to expand performance capacity, enhance security, eliminate data center complexity and lower costs.

Cloud Orchestration and Management Workshop

This workshop illustrates how you can improve time to delivery, automate and orchestrate manual processes and manage cloud computing resources. Telcobuy experts will share product-agnostic advice, explain the benefits or cloud orchestration and management and review the steps required to orchestrate and holistically manage cloud resources.

Cloud Security Workshop

This workshop provides an industry-specific discussion regarding the importance of cloud platform and workload security. Learn how you can leverage existing tools, increase visibility across your environment and mitigate risk. Telcobuy experts deliver insight regarding the benefits of robust security standards and controls, cloud security best practices along with technical recommendations for achieving your cloud security goals.

Hosting Tier-1 Applications in the Cloud Workshop

This workshop provides an industry-specific discussion regarding best practices and considerations specific to assessing and migrating Tier-1 application into the cloud. The objective of this workshop is to better prepare your organization and data center for virtualization and cloud hosting of Tier-1 applications. Telcobuy experts will review vendor support matrixes, explore architecture and design options for increased availability and illustrate how you can improve delivery of service level agreements and lower operational overhead by migrating and hosting Tier-1 application in the cloud.

Data Center

Data Center

Big Data Workshop

Attend Telcobuy’s Big Data Workshop to find out how your organization can utilize emerging technology to benefit from (rather than be overwhelmed by) Big Data. Attendees will work with Telcobuy experts to better understand available Big Data and Big Data Analytics solutions, their architectural differences and the specific benefits each provide in order to evaluate which solutions will work best for their organization.

Big Data Storage Workshop

Discover the most effective storage architecture to meet your organization’s Big Data needs. Attendees will gain insights into data protection requirements, data resiliency, data retention and storage management tools that are essential to a successful and long-term Big Data deployment.

Business Continuity Workshop

When was the last time your company’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) was comprehensively evaluated and tested to ensure that it works as expected? Telcobuy’s Business Continuity Workshop provides a detailed analysis of your business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Telcobuy experts will work with you to identify potential policy and procedure gaps, determine Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) for key applications and make specific recommendations to improve your organization’s disaster readiness.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Workshop

Identify potential problems with your data center and computer rooms’ current airflow and cooling capacity during Telcobuy’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Workshop. Telcobuy utilizes a powerful 3D CFD software tool to identify potential hot spots, blockages and deadzones where equipment may suffer from poor airflow. Facilities Infrastructure and Data Center Experts deliver specific recommendations and suggestions to improve air flow and reduce heat in your facility in order to optimize performance and protect your valuable IT assets.

Data Center Transformation Workshop

Find out what you need to do to transform your data center to empower enterprise-wide productivity, take on new challenges and protect critical assets with Telcobuy’s proven methodologies, best practices and best-of-breed data center solutions and support.

Data Center Security Workshop

Evaluate your organization or agency’s security posture, identify potential or active threats and mitigations with Telcobuy’s Data Center Security Workshop. Gain a clearer picture of the infrastructure, policies, regulatory compliance requirements and security procedures you have in place today and get specific recommendations from Telcobuy’s Security experts to address vulnerabilities and improve your organization’s overall security.

ILM Workshop

Telcobuy’s Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Workshop is designed to help you leverage an integrated ILM strategy and scalable architecture as a direct path to cost savings and enhanced business agility. Find out how you can stop piecing together a variety of data management and storage components in an attempt to address ILM challenges and instead optimize IT resources, secure data assets and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time with complete ILM strategies and appropriate ILM solutions.

Next Generation Data Center

Focused on building the data center of the future, this workshop moves beyond the hype surrounding the latest IT trends and tools to demonstrate how Telcobuy’s proven methodology helps organizations capitalize on next-generation technology. You’ll see firsthand how Telcobuy’s pragmatic approach increases business agility and contains IT costs by leveraging technologies such as automation, orchestration, converged infrastructure and unified architecture.

Resilient Active Data Center (RAD) Workshop

See how RAD architectures can dramatically decrease or eliminate downtime by using an alternate Active Data Center during outages and upgrades to your primary Data Center. Telcobuy experts will demonstrate a live RAD environment as well as make specific recommendations to improve your RTO/RPO with RAD.

Server Consolidation Workshop

Develop a clear path to IT savings and efficiency through server consolidation. Attendees work with Telcobuy experts to identify and inventory server candidates for consolidation, analyze server traffic to determine capacity and performance metrics and receive consolidation recommendations, including a full financial (TCO/ROI) analysis.

Storage Optimization Workshop

Address the most common pain points for today’s overtaxed storage environments with Telcobuy’s Storage Optimization Workshop. Intelligent data profiling provides a better understanding of current storage utilization, growth trends, de-duplication potential and opportunities to significantly improve your storage and information management structure.

Virtualization

Virtualization

Application Virtualization Workshop

The Telcobuy Application Virtualization Workshop provides an overview of current application virtualization trends and technologies. Designed to help you create an optimized desktop experience for end-users utilizing application virtualization, this workshop demonstrates the proven best practices to plan, design, pilot and ultimately scale an application virtualization solution into production.

Desktop Virtualization Security Workshop

Explore the security challenges and ramification of moving management of the desktop into the data center with Telcobuy’s Desktop Virtualization Security Workshop. Telcobuy VDI Experts will introduce proven methodologies to successfully detect and protect your VDI from security threats. This workshop builds upon topics introduced during Telcobuy’s Desktop Virtualization Workshop and includes a discussion of best practices to plan, design, pilot and ultimately scale the appropriate VDI security solution into production to protect your data assets and IT infrastructure.

Desktop Virtualization (VDI) Workshop

Discuss VDI reference architectures, the benefits and challenges for VDI, key solution features, deployment considerations and proven VDI methodologies with Telcobuy experts. Appropriate for those with current VDI production deployments, as well as clients completely new to the concept of VDI, this workshop is designed to determine the best course of action for your organization to fully realize the benefits of VDI across your environment. We will cover VDI best practices and architectures, how to determine candidates for VDI and the amount of infrastructure required to support verified VDI candidates as well as how to establish a strong Return on Investment (ROI).

Enterprise Desktop Strategy Overview Workshop

Explore your enterprise desktop management goals and learn about Telcobuy’s proven approach to developing a complete enterprise desktop strategy that leverages individual and/or combined solutions for VDI, desktop migration (including Telcobuy’s CPMigrator), user virtualization, application virtualization and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Server Virtualization Workshop

Review the phases of a virtualized server deployment and learn about Telcobuy’s proven methodologies for server virtualization. This workshop provides the knowledge and resources to determine the best course of action for your organization to fully realize the benefits of server virtualization across your environment.

User Virtualization Workshop

Develop a working foundation for user virtualization. Work with members of Telcobuy's Virtualization Practice to explore an array of vendor-neutral solutions and learn best practices to plan, design pilot and ultimately scale a user virtualization solution into production.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Workshop

Telcobuy Virtualization Experts share knowledge gained from our extensive experience with enterprise VDI deployments along with proven methodologies to ensure your success with VDI. Learn about VDI reference architectures, the complexities and benefits of VDI, the current market landscape, key product features and essential VDI deployment considerations.

VXI Workshop

Explore how Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) can address both the technical and strategic virtualization and collaboration requirements of your organization. Telcobuy experts will demonstrate the many benefits a rich media-enabled virtual infrastructure can deliver – and show you how to get started with VXI.

Security

Security

Cloud Security Workshop

This workshop provides an industry-specific discussion regarding the importance of cloud platform and workload security. Learn how you can leverage existing tools, increase visibility across your environment and mitigate risk. Telcobuy experts deliver insight regarding the benefits of robust security standards and controls, cloud security best practices along with technical recommendations for achieving your cloud security goals.

Cybersecurity Readiness Workshop

Workshop provides an executive-level snapshot of your organization’s current maturity level for a cybersecurity program and highlights critically important risk areas tied to your organization’s strategic and business objectives.

Data Center Security Workshop

Evaluate your organization or agency’s security posture, identify potential or active threats and mitigations with Telcobuy’s Data Center Security Workshop. Gain a clearer picture of the infrastructure, policies, regulatory compliance requirements and security procedures you have in place today and get specific recommendations from Telcobuy’s Security experts to address vulnerabilities and improve your organization’s overall security.

Mobile Device Security Workshop (BYOD)

Establish a framework for managing the growing presence of corporate and personal mobile devices within your environment. Develop a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) security policy model and explore measures available to address mobile device security challenges.

Network Security Workshop

Evaluate your agency’s network security posture against industry standards and best practices for network security. Telcobuy experts provide specific recommendations to address vulnerabilities and improve your organization's overall network security.

Security Breach Readiness Workshop

Discover how you can protect critical IT assets and block attacks before they can damage your network or reach client data. Telcobuy’s Security Breach Readiness Workshop provides an overview of vendor-neutral and customized threat detection solutions, malware scanning tools and data loss prevention best practices to protect data assets and secure your infrastructure.

Collaboration

Collaboration

Cisco Jabber Workshop

Explore the transformative collaboration capabilities of Cisco Jabber with this Telcobuy workshop, which provides the opportunity to see how this exciting technology enables productivity from anywhere, on any device. Telcobuy experts illustrate how easy it is to use Cisco Jabber to connect via chat, instant messaging/presence (IM/P), voice, video and more. We’ll discuss your goals for enhancing collaborative capabilities across your enterprise, address network requirements and demonstrate Telcobuy’s proven approach to unifying communication across a wide variety of platforms and devices using Cisco Jabber.

Video and Collaboration Workshop

Understand and leverage recent innovations in video, unified communications and collaboration solutions to deliver the media-rich environment today’s users demand, regardless of location. Gain a better understanding of available solutions and deployment options, as well as how to address technical challenges, key business objectives and network demands while establishing a video-based collaborative culture.

Networking

Networking

IT Service Management Workshop

Telcobuy’s IT Service Management (ITSM) Workshop is designed to help you evaluate and ensure the highest quality management and monitoring or IT services across your organization or agency. Telcobuy experts provide a thorough analysis of your current ITSM framework and work with you to identify potential gaps and provide suggestions regarding appropriate risk mitigation factors. You’ll leave with a clear implementation plan that includes specific recommendations for improvement to your organization’s ITSM framework.

Network Security Workshop

Evaluate your agency’s network security posture against industry standards and best practices for network security. Telcobuy experts provide specific recommendations to address vulnerabilities and improve your agency’s overall network security.

Next-Generation WANaaS Workshop

Learn how complex WAN architectures can be deployed efficiently and securely while dramatically reducing the cost of deployment and day-to-day monitoring and management. Attendees will experience deployment of branch hardware and advanced services as well as operational monitoring and management using policy-based engines and user portals.

SDN Workshop

Examine the powerful benefits of Software Defined Networks (SDN), particularly in multi-tenant cloud architectures, including lowering costs by leveraging commodity switches and gaining superior control over network traffic flow. Telcobuy Networking Experts will share best practices, explore a wide variety of vendor-neutral solutions and separate fact from fiction for this emerging technology.

Mobility

Mobility

Apple in the Enterprise Workshop

As Apple products make their way into the workplace at a rapid pace, this workshop is designed to help your organization craft a strategy to securely and efficiently manage these powerful collaboration tools. Learn about toolsets for file sharing, device lifecycle management, data security and risk migration, and device connectivity inside and outside the office. We can also guide you through creation, deployment and licensing management.