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We offer our customers a unique lab environment for Cisco, NetApp, VMware and other vendors.

More than 300 high-end remote labs are available worldwide, 24 hours a day, with dedicated live-support. Up to 4.000 students can work simultaneously on this hardware during training.

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Practical Experience with more than 300 High-end Labs

Fast Lane offers a training and demo lab environment, unrivalled worldwide, to cover every aspect of high-end networking. Featuring state-of-the-art devices and technologies, the labs and accompanying first-class service, raise the bar for training quality. In addition, these labs are accessible to consultants anywhere, enabling customers to experience and live-test the latest technologies.

Our labs, hosted in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Duesseldorf include e.g.:

  • Cisco Nexus labs equipped with Nexus 7000 and 5548 Switches, Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders and VMware ESX Servers including Nexus 1000V
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) labs with Blade Servers, Rack Servers, Fabric Extenders, Fabric Interconnects and Storage Systems as well as a Cisco/NetApp/VMware Multivendor lab
  • Europe’s only Cisco SAN lab with Cisco MDS 9222i Switches
  • High-end switching labs with more than 30 Cisco Catalyst 6500 Switches
  • comprehensive TelePresence / Tandberg labs
  • Voice labs with 80 integrated Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity and ICM Enterprise Clusters
  • Quality of Service (QoS) labs
  • an Optical lab including four ONS 15454E Switches
  • Security labs including Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Firewalls (ASA), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Cisco NAC and MARS
  • Unified Wireless labs, covering the complete range of wireless basic connectivity up to CCIE Wireless preparation including WiSM
  • extra Service Provider labs
  • NetApp labs with FAS3040 Cluster as well as 16 FAS2050, FAS3210 and other storage systems
  • VMware labs including numerous ESX servers
  • Symantec labs including numerous high performance servers with Solaris and Windows

Data Center Labs

Here you can see some of our high-end data center labs!

Cisco Nexus 7000/5000/2000/1000V Labs in Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt

Cisco Nexus 7000/5000/2000/1000V Labs

  • Nexus 7000 Switches
  • Nexus 5000 Switches
  • Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders
  • VMware ESX Servers incl. Nexus 1000V

Cisco Nexus Lab Video (Hamburg)
Cisco Nexus Lab Video (Berlin)

DCNI-2 Lab Topology
IDCN1K Lab Topology
IDCN5K Lab Topology

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) / Multivendor Data Center Labs

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) / Multivendor Data Center Labs

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) / EMC Lab

  • Cisco UCS 5100 Blade Server Chassis
  • UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects
  • UCS 2100 Fabric Extenders
  • Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switches
  • NetApp 2040 Clusters

Multivendor DC Lab (Cisco / NetApp / VMware) Video
Multivendor DC Lab (Cisco / EMC / VMware) Video

DCUCI Lab Topology
FlexPod / IESMT Lab Topology
vBlock Lab Topology

Cisco Application Networking Labs

Cisco WAAS Lab

Cisco WAAS (Wide Area Application Service) Lab
  • Cisco Wide Area Virtualization Engine (WAVE)
  • Cisco Wide Area Application Engine (WAE)
  • Cisco WAAS Network Modules (NME)

CWAAS Lab Video
CWAAS Lab Topology

Cisco ACE Lab
  • Cisco ACE 4710 Application Control Engine
  • Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module

ACEAP Lab Video
ACEAP Lab Topology
ACESM Lab Topology

Cisco SAN Lab

Cisco MDS Lab

  • Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switches

Cisco MDS Lab Topology

NetApp Storage & Data Center Labs

NetApp Labs

Data ONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode Labs
  • NetApp FAS3210 Storage Systems
16 NetApp SAN Labs and 16 NetApp VMware ESX Labs
  • NetApp FAS2050 Storage Systems
  • VMware ESX Servers
NetApp MetroCluster Lab
  • NetApp FAS3040 Storage Systems

NetApp Storage & Data Center Labs Video
NetApp Data ONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode Lab Video
NetApp SAN Lab Video

NetApp Data ONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode Lab Topology
NetApp MetroCluster Lab Topology
NetApp VMware ESX Lab Topology
NetApp SAN Lab Topology

VMware Virtualization Labs

VMware Labs

  • 80 ESX Servers for Virtualization Labs
  • Fully virtualized VMware Labs

VMware Lab Video

VMware Lab Topology

Symantec Labs
Multivendor Interoperability SAN Lab

Brocade Lab

  • Advanced FC-SAN Lab
  • incl. Brocade & Cisco Switches
  • Interoperability, Migration, TI-Zoning, QoS, etc.

Brocade Lab Video

BRF/BRA Lab Topology

Routing & Switching Labs

Here you can see some of our high-end routing & switching labs!

Cisco CCNP Routing Labs

Cisco CCNP Routing Labs

  • Cisco 1841 Integrated Services Router
  • Cisco 3560 Layer 3 Switches

CCNP Routing Lab Topology

Cisco CCNP Switching Labs

Cisco CCNP Switching Lab

  • Cisco 2960 Layer 2 Switches
  • Cisco 3560 Layer 3 Switches
  • Cisco 1841 Integrated Services Router

CCNP Switching Lab Topology

Advanced Cisco Switching Labs


  • More than 30 Catalyst 6500 Switches
  • FWSM - Firewall Services Modules
  • NAM - Network Analysis Modules

DCNI-1/CAT6KS Lab Topology

Advanced IPv6 Lab

IPv6 Lab

  • 3 Host OS´s: Windows XP, Windows 7, Linux
  • IPv6 Multicast
  • IPv6 Tunnel Technologies
  • IPv6 IPsec/IKE
  • Cisco 6PE/6VPE

IPv6 Lab Video

IPv6 Lab Topology

Advanced MPLS / BGP / Multicast Lab


  • 70 Routers for BGP, Multicast and MPLS Labs

BGP Lab Topology
MPLS Lab Topology
MPLST Lab Topology
MCAST Lab Topology

Cisco Network Management Lab

Cisco CWLMS Lab

  • CiscoWorks LMS (LAN Management Solution)

CWLMS Lab Video

CWLMS Lab Topology

Voice & Video Labs

Here you can see some of our high-end voice & video labs!

Cisco Voice / Cisco Unified Communications Manager Labs

Cisco CIPT Lab

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.0
  • Cisco Unity Connection 8.0
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 8.0
  • Cisco Unified Presense 8.0
  • Cisco 2811 Integrated Services Router

Cisco Voice Lab Video

CIPT Lab Topology
CVOICE Lab Topology
Cisco Voice Lab Topology

Cisco TelePresence / Tandberg Labs

Cisco TelePresence Lab

Cisco TelePresence Lab

  • Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3500 MCU
  • Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers
  • Cisco TelePresence Manager

TelePresence Classroom
  • Latest Codec Generation
  • Full HD Monitors
  • RMA Kits
Cisco Service Provider Voice Labs

Cisco Service Provider Voice Labs


PGW Lab Topology

ITP (IP Transfer Point) Lab

ITP Lab Topology

Cisco SP Voice Lab Video

Security Labs

Here you can see some of our high-end security labs!

Cisco IOS Security Lab

Cisco IOS Security Lab

  • IOS Firewall
  • IOS Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • IPsec VPN & SSL VPN
  • IOS Content Filtering
  • IOS VPN Technologies

Cisco IOS Security Lab Video

SECURE Lab Topology

Advanced Cisco ASA / VPN Lab

Cisco ASA/VPN Lab

  • High Performance Adaptive Security Appliance
  • Cisco ASA 5505 & 5510

Cisco ASA

  • Transparent & Route Firewall Solutions
  • NAT Solutions
  • Cisco Self Defending Technology
  • Failover Solutions (Active-Standby & Active-Active)

Cisco VPN

  • Cisco ASA IPSec Site-To-Site VPN Solution (Pre-Share-Keys / Certificates)
  • Cisco ASA IPSec Remote Access VPN Solution (Pre-Share-Keys / Certificates)
  • Cisco ASA SSL Clientless VPN Solution; Cisco ASA SSL Clientbased VPN Solution
  • Secure Desktop & Dynamic Access Policy Solution

Cisco ASA / VPN Lab Video

Cisco FIREWALL Lab Topology
Cisco VPN Lab Topology

Advanced Cisco IPS Lab

Cisco IPS Lab

  • Cisco Intrusion Prevention System
  • IPS 4240 Sensor

Cisco IPS Lab Video

Cisco IPS Lab Topology

Cisco MARS (Monitoring, Analysis & Response System) Lab

Cisco MARS Lab

  • Cisco Security MARS Appliance
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance 5505
  • Netflow
  • Mitigation of Incidents
  • Reports & Query

Cisco MARS Lab Video

Cisco MARS Lab Topology

Cisco NAC Appliance Lab

Cisco CANAC Lab

  • Cisco Security NAC Appliance
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance 5505
  • High Availability Solution
  • Single-Sign-On with VPN
  • Single-Sign-On with Active Directory

Cisco CANAC Lab Video

Cisco CANAC Lab Topology

Cisco Security Manager Lab

Cisco SMN Lab

  • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances
  • Cisco ASA Advanced Inspection & Prevention (AIP) Security Services Module
  • CSM Server
  • Firewall Solutions
  • GETVPN Solution
  • DMVPN Solution
  • SSL VPN Solution
  • IPS Solutions
  • NAT Solutions
  • Event / Monitoring
  • Auto Update Server

Cisco Security Manager Lab Video

Cisco SSECMGT Lab Topology

Check Point Security Lab

Check Point Lab

  • Fully virtualized in a Cloud
  • Firewall Solution
  • IPS Solution
  • VPN Solution
  • Monitor & Troubleshooting Solutions
  • NAT Solutions
  • High Availability Solution

Check Point CCSA & CCSE Lab Topology

Wireless Labs

Here you can see some of our high-end unified wireless labs!

Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials Lab

Cisco IUWNE Lab

  • Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controllers
  • Cisco 526 Wireless Express Mobility Controllers
  • Cisco Aironet 1252 Access Points
  • Cisco 521 Wireless Express Access Points

IUWNE Lab Video

IUWNE Lab Topology

Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Labs

Cisco CCIE Wireless Lab

  • Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controllers
  • Cisco 4402 Wireless LAN Controllers
  • Cisco Aironet 1252 Access Points
  • Cisco Aironet 1242 Access Points
  • Cisco NAC Appliances
  • Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engines
  • Cisco Wireless Control Systems (WCS)
  • Cisco Secure Access Control Systems (ACS)

CCNP Wireless / CCIE Wireless Lab Video

IAUWS Lab Topology
IUMWS Lab Topology
CCIE Wireless Lab Topology
CWLF Lab Topology
CWLAT Lab Topology