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Lab Infrastructure Automation

Programmability Foundations Lab

With the adoption of automation, traditional engineers need to learn new skills. With this lab, engineers will be able to develop associate level skills that will help them begin their journey down the path of infrastructure automation and network programmability.

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Lab CrowdStrike Falcon X

CrowdStrike Proving Ground Lab

WWT’s ATC CrowdStrike Proving Ground Lab exists to showcase the CrowdStrike Falcon platform’s web UI and ability to alert on, and prevent, breaches using cloud data and machine learning.

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Lab Infrastructure Automation

Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift for Developers

This lab shows developers how to deploy their applications to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4 (OpenShift), the premier Enterprise-level container platform based on Kubernetes. Leveraging the Source-to-Image feature, the lab provides hands-on instructions on migrating non-containerized, and various levels of containerized applications to OpenShift.

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Lab DevOps

VMware Tanzu Mission Control Fundamentals Lab

This lab is a walkthrough of VMware's Tanzu Mission Control SaaS offering, using a read-only ATC account and a demo K8s environment hosted in the ATC.

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Lab Application Delivery Controller

F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management Lab

Welcome to WWT Virtual Environment (vLab) setup and hands-on F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Manager Lab exercises. These exercises are designed to utilize F5 BIG-IQ CM as a source of truth for deploying applications using the imperative and declarative(AS3) F5 REST APIs. Lab users will also learn to leverage Ansible as automation platform for managing F5 configurations.

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Lab Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI 5.0 Virtual Simulator Lab

The ACI 5.0 Simulator is designed to give our customers a chance to experience the new ACI 5.0 release, from initial connectivity and setup through best practice fabric configuration and VMM integration. You can also launch this environment to utilize automation tools (Postman) to configure and interact with the APIC.

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Lab Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) Foundations Lab

The Cisco SD-WAN Foundations Lab is a capability of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) designed to provide an environment to gain hands-on experience with the fundamental features of Cisco's SD-WAN solution. The environment that supports the lab is completely virtual, removing any hardware dependencies associated with physical infrastructure.

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Lab Fortinet Next-Generation Firewalls

Fortinet NGFW Foundations Lab

The Fortinet Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Foundations Lab is a capability of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) designed to provide an environment to gain hands-on experience with the fundamental features of the Fortinet NGFW solution. The environment that supports the lab is completely virtual, removing any hardware dependencies associated with physical infrastructure.

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A byproduct of an ATC proof of concept or lab effort, ATC Insights share discoveries and outcomes from previously tested technology solutions in our Advanced Technology Center. 

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Article HPE DL380

Are you just moving a bottleneck in your VSAN Solution?

One of our customers asked us to do a Proof of Concept (or POC) around some very customized performance based testing around vSAN technology. That being said, this ATC Insight gets into the weeds of benchmarking, so prepare yourself for a fun ride!
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Article Application Development

Bluetooth Low Energy Mobile App Development: A Comparison of Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile, React Native, and iOS

Team BLERN, an internal learning team, was formed to develop a mobile application with the ability to communicate with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) health devices. Specifically, we were tasked with reading the heart rate and oxygen saturation levels provided by a pulse oximeter and displaying the data within the app.
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Article Dell PowerEdge Server

MemVerge Memory Machine

Digital transformation has resulted in a significant increase of real-time data creation, which has driven demand for real-time analytics and AI/ML applications
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Article VMware Cloud Foundation

3 VCF POCs in the ATC, What We Learned...

We have had many customers in WWT's Advanced Technology Center utilize our Proof of Concept (POC) testing to evaluate different Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) solutions that would fit their production environment needs. In this ATC Insight, we expose information from three different POCs that we executed on with our customers. All three of the POC's mentioned in this ATC Insight demonstrate the flexibility of VCF (VMware Cloud Foundation) and show how it offers a variety of ways for organizations to run the infrastructure on-premise and in the cloud.

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Article SD-WAN by VeloCloud

3 reasons our customer chose VeloCloud for their SD-WAN deployment

The ATC Lab Services team helped a customer evaluate VMware VeloCloud as a potential strategy for their SD-WAN initiative. The customer specifically wanted to focus on features, flexibility, and the level of effort to deploy the solution. We set up a high availability data center, three ISP clouds, and three different branch locations to closely mimic the customer's production environment today. We even mimicked their current traffic bandwidth using our Ixia Toolsets in the ATC. The tests for this customer occurred in October of 2018. We took the VeloCloud solution "through the ringer" with over 30 different tests which included everything from design considerations, building configuration, monitoring, redundancy and failover, performance, and more. Out of all those tests that we performed, it really came down to 3 things that the customer cared about.

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Article Traffic Jam ATC Test Tool

Traffic Jam, a "Swiss Army Knife" Lab Tool in the ATC

Traffic Jam is a virtual router developed by the ATC Lab Services Team. It began as a tool to be used in lab environments to simulate service provider clouds with the ability to impair links by inducing latency, jitter, and loss.

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Article Intel SmartNIC

F5 DDoS Protection with Intel SmartNIC

Protecting networks against volumetric Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks is challenging enough, but for software-based infrastructure the challenge is even greater. In the past stopping multi-gigabit DDoS attacks has required dedicated network security hardware, but recently WWT was asked to test a virtual DDoS solution from F5 powered by the Intel SmartNIC FPGA.

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Article Fortigate Secure SD-WAN

Putting Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Through the Paces in the ATC

Many know Fortinet as one of the leaders in the security space but not many have looked at them through the lens of SD-WAN. Within the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) we recently took a look at Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN offering and put it through the paces with our Lab Services SD-WAN test plan template. Through our testing, we found that overall Fortinet is a serious contender in the SD-WAN space and should be in the discussions when considering an SD-WAN solution for your environment.

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Article Artificial Intelligence (AI)

eBook: Getting Started with AI

Learn from industry experts what artificial intelligence and data analytics can mean for your business — today and in the future.
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Article Data Analytics & AI

Machine Learning for Shovel Tooth Failure Detection

The current computer vision-based methods for identifying broken teeth on mining shovels suffer from a prohibitively high false-positive rate (FPR) of 25%. In this white paper, you will learn how advanced technology can reduce the FPR to 5%. The paper also details a two-step process for capturing images as well as an algorithm to perform a binary classification for model development and testing.
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Article Security Operations

Continuous Compliance Solution Guide

A simplified approach to building continuous compliance solutions.
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Article Service Provider Mobility (4G/5G)

Accelerating Open RAN Adoption: The Role of the Systems Integrator

As the industry moves toward 5G, Radio Access Network (RAN) will become increasingly software-driven and built with a variety of vendors. This brings added complexity to consuming this transformational technology and places an added emphasis on supply chain and integration services.
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Article Data Analytics & AI

Deep Learning With NVIDIA DGX-1

We highlight some practical considerations for the Deep Learning practitioner relevant to neural network training on the NVIDIA DGX-1.

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Article Data Analytics & AI

MRI Radiomics: Tumor Identification and Reverse Image Search Using Convolutional Neural Network

This paper leverages deep learning to match MRI tumor images to scans with similar features with the goal of providing clinicians a tool to increase accuracy and speed to diagnosis.
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Article Zero Trust

Segmenting Complex Environments Using Cisco ACI

ACI is a powerful technology offering rich features for SDN to include application-centric security segmentation, automation and orchestration in the data center.
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Article Service Provider Mobility (4G/5G)

The Edge Disconnect: How Service Providers Can Change Perceptions to Become the Authority in Enterprise Edge Computing

Insights from new research show how operators can become the go-to partners for enterprises looking to accelerate digital transformation and provide game-changing experiences for their customers.

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