Design Guidance Accelerates Deployment
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Cisco Smart Business Architecture (SBA) is a prescriptive, scalable, flexible design to quickly deploy a full-service network.
Cisco Validated Designs consist of systems and solutions that are designed, tested, and documented to facilitate and improve customer deployments. These designs incorporate a wide range of technologies and products into a portfolio of solutions developed to address the business needs of our customers.
Design Zone is the online resource for Cisco Validated Designs. You can find design guides organized by solution, architecture, and technology.
Questions or Feedback? E-mail the Cisco Validated Design team
Cisco Validated Design (CVD) Guides are comprehensive, design and implementation guides. The validated systems and solutions have undergone thorough architectural design development and lab testing, and provide guidance for the introduction of new technologies, emerging architectures, or the enhancement of the customer's network.
To qualify as a Cisco Validated Design Guide, the design must meet the following criteria:
- Products that are incorporated in the design are generally available.
- Deployment, operation, and management of components within the system are repeatable processes.
- Validates a specific design or architectural practice on a limited scale and duration
- Is generally focused on key technology or products integrated as a system
- Ensures the viability of theoretical designs or concepts
- Detailed system design and implementation guidance are available to provide:
- Customer with examples that define the problems solved by the design
- A list of products that were validated as part of the design testing
- List of software that was used for each component of the design
- Configurations used to support the design tests
- Design limitations that were discovered during the testing
Where the customer network requirements extend beyond the scope of a Cisco Validated Design, Cisco Advanced Services can provide additional services in support of your specific requirements. Refer to Cisco Lifecycle Services