If you're a data networking professional and you take part in the planning, design, and deployment of the Lync Unified Communications (UC) solution in the enterprise, this on-demand training can be of great help to you. The course focuses on four key areas: implementation methodology, network environment analysis, usage modeling, and customer data/measurements analysis.
At the end of the course, you'll have a greater understanding of common network concepts, terms, and processes. You'll also know recommended practices for network readiness assessments that pertain to Lync Server and UC solutions in general. And you'll be able to calculate traffic volume using the Lync Bandwidth Calculator. Watch this training session, and get practical tips you can put into practice right away.
Instructor | Thomas Foreman - Wadeware, LLC IT Consultant; Brian R. Ricks - BriComp Computers Principal Consultant and Owner
Learn about the goals and considerations that a proactive network readiness assessment takes into account. The information that you gain from the assessment informs decisions related to implementing a new product, such as Lync 2013.
The goal of the Discovery phase is to gain a full understanding of all aspects of the network infrastructure, the existing telephony infrastructure, the conferencing infrastructure, and details of the planned deployment. This module examines the Discovery phase and explores potential sources of network impairments, among other topics.
Usage and traffic modeling is a key part of a network readiness assessment because you need to know the usage patterns and the actual traffic on the network to properly estimate the bandwidth that Lync or UC might consume on the network. This module introduces the different usage scenarios, usage models, and personas needed for usage modeling. It also introduces tools, such as the Lync Bandwidth Calculator.
Traffic simulation is an important step in a network readiness assessment because it provides a way of predicting how a network will perform. This module covers how to perform traffic simulations to understand traffic patterns on a network. By sending representative real-time communication (RTC) traffic through a network, a full readiness picture can be determined.
Customers are often not equipped to manage the complexity of Lync. In addition to completing a network assessment, you can take many proactive steps to prevent the most common scenarios that generate support calls, and potentially leave Lync functionality compromised and unreliable. This module covers the various solutions that might be recommended to meet business and technical requirements to achieve network readiness.
Now it's time to recommend areas for investigation. This module examines how to analyze the data that you compile, how to make recommendations based on that data, and how to create reports based on those recommendations.
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