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What is a Cisco Validated Design Guide (CVD)?

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) provide the foundation for systems design. They are based on common use cases or engineering system priorities. Each guide incorporates a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address your needs. Most important, it has been comprehensively tested by Cisco engineers to help ensure a faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

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Software-Defined Access

Software-Defined Access

Design, provision, apply policy, and provide wired and wireless network assurance with a secure, intelligent campus fabric.

FlashStack with modern data protection

Data Center Design Playbook

A single page summary of Cisco UCS Solution CVDs, in one place.

QoS policy automation

QoS policy automation

Understand network design considerations and best practices in QoS Policy automation based on Cisco's APIC-EM controller and EasyQoS application.


Easily deploy new systems

Get free expert guidance on how to deploy new networking technologies successfully.

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