Testing environments and services for accelerated decision making

Changes in technology are moving faster than ever and growing increasingly complex for today’s organizations. Acquiring the experts and platforms to evaluate the latest technologies is cost prohibitive and operationally ineffective. We believe that the only way for organizations to stay technologically relevant is to make decisions based on independent information derived from real-world data.

WWT’s approach to lab services focuses on the lifecycle of a lab engagement and organizes engagements based on the level of customization. For all levels of customization, WWT applies a lab services methodology that produces results in a manner that is controlled, organized, focused, transparent and innovative.

OFFERING THREE LEVELS OF CUSTOMIZATION

In order to make lab services engagements seamless and consistent, WWT focuses on three levels of customization.

On-demand: On-demand environments provide exposure and learning opportunities to customer engineering teams. We have more than 600 product or integrated solution demonstrations and can quickly spin up sandbox environments for training exercises.

Proof of concept: Proof-of-concept environments enable customers to evaluate the introduction of new technology, existing investments and upgrades to determine if it will positively affect their organization and achieve desired business objectives. Proofs of concept use infrastructure from the ATC’s pre-built environments as well as hardware and software from strategic partners and OEMs.

Lab as a service: WWT’s lab as a service (LaaS) offers dedicated lab resources within the ATC built to suit customer performance, security and access requirements. LaaS facilitates rapid prototyping and provisioning of multi-OEM topologies for evaluation, testing and proofs of concept.

LAB SERVICES USE CASES

Core infrastructure, best-in-class testing tools, lab automation and orchestration, application integration and software development make up the Advanced Technology Center, which allows us to execute sophisticated test plans and multi-vendor evaluations. Customers use this collaborative ecosystem to conduct product comparisons, benchmarking, design validation and more.

Integrated Solution Demos

No company uses a product, service, or often even single OEM vendor in isolation. In the ATC, we can provide end-to-end integrated solutions, spanning multiple OEMs, products, and technologies to demonstrate possibilities and capabilities that your organization can use to get more work done.

WWT has invested in a number of on-demand demonstrations of common configurations and integrated solutions, available via the ATC Portal, a web application providing online access to ATC resources. One click connects you to demos and experts to walk you through them.

Sandbox Environments

Sandbox environments allow you to configure, break, fix, test, and explore new and existing technologies.  These environments are available in the ATC for you to let your engineers and solutions managers toy with new ideas, alternate configurations, and cutting-edge technologies in a way that’s safely separate from your normal organizational systems and operations.

We partner with a long list of OEMs to provide access to multiple solutions and configuration possibilities across a vast range of technologies. Our sandbox environments can help you see firsthand the results of any configuration or other changes to your systems.

Proofs of Concept

A WWT proof of concept can provide solutions to new problems, validation of integrated technologies, confirm functionality with existing systems and so much more. We provide a vendor-agnostic environment in which you can make sure investments, upgrades or innovations will positively affect your organization and achieve your specific business objectives.

Proofs of concept leverage our existing (and expanding) datacenter infrastructure as well as equipment from our strategic partners and OEMs and bring it all together with our solution experts and test automation capabilities to simulate a solution or implementation in record time.

Testing Services

Comparison testing, migration testing, upgrade testing, performance testing, functionality testing, design validation… whether you’re integrating a new system or fixing old ones, making sure everything works and that the implementation plan is solid before deployment can be challenging and expensive.

WWT provides a number of testing services to help your organization ensure any network, system, or other IT changes go off without a hitch. You can leverage the entire ATC ecosystem – data center, network solutions, multi-OEM capabilities, and more – to offload expensive and time-consuming internal test processes and assist in solution development.

Workshops and Training

WWT has a long history of training and educating customers and our own team of experts, and this continues today through the ATC. We can provide training or workshops at your location, remotely, or at our state-of-the-art facilities inside the ATC.

We offer everything from ‘bootcamps’ to in-depth courses on storage and network management, providing insights into the latest IT trends and innovations. Your team will work with highly certified WWT experts and technical solution architects to explore new concepts and multi-vendor solutions, giving you hands-on access to some of the most cutting-edge technology available today.

WWT also offers Cisco Training Services as a Cisco Gold Certified Partner. We are a Cisco Learning Specialized Partner and well-equipped to deliver authorized training for certifications and professional development. 

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