Briefings and Lab Access Explore the Possible The AHEAD Executive Briefing I attended was first class. The team was exceptional and demonstrated a deep and unique knowledge about the people process and tools needed to run IT in a digital world. Michael Fulton, Associate VP, IT Strategy & Innovation Nationwide Insurance Our clients want to explore the art of the possible, but they lack the time required to stay current on the latest technologies and trends. That’s why AHEAD has invested so heavily in our briefings center and lab facilities. Each year we host more than 200 client briefings. These are interactive, educational sessions on topics ranging from cloud strategy, to enterprise monitoring and analytics, to security operations, and the latest in data center modernization. We can also bring our briefings on the road – to your offices. Download Briefing Catalog Three Ways to Engage The entire experience was fantastic from the hotel to great dinner conversation to the briefing itself. AHEAD is a top-notch company!Kris Lindstrom, Director, IT Infrastructure and OperationsHazelden Betty Ford Foundation Executive Briefing Here we take an emerging trend — like the intersection of SecOps and ESM — and explore how its latest developments stand to affect your company, and more importantly, how you should respond. These sessions inform your path forward, and begin to build consensus around that path. Our facilitators are experienced practitioners; not academics. They guide the discussion, outline different solution options; and share best practices that they’ve learned in working alongside more than 500 enterprise clients. Technical Briefing Here we provide a deeper examination into one of the many enterprise cloud technologies that we design and implement with clients; including some of the most cutting edge technologies just hitting the market. In these briefings, our engineers review and refine your technology roadmaps, and evaluate different technology choices against your company’s objectives. Lab Demonstration We’ve also invested millions of dollars in building out our physical labs, and we continue to refresh their technologies every year. Our labs serve as home to many of the latest enterprise cloud technologies, so that you can explore their capabilities alongside our certified engineers and architects. Our physical labs are ideal for the following use cases: New Product Demonstrations, where you get to see a technology in action. Personal Sandbox, for deeper exploration and hands-on access for your team.Configurations and Upgrades, where we work the processes with you in a safe environment.Proof of Concepts, where we actually mimic your workloads. AHEAD’S Latest Collaboration With Equinix Our latest AHEAD Lab was established in partnership with Equinix, a global leader in data center solutions, and today, a leading provider of onramp services for the public cloud.Partnering with the Equinix CH3 Data Center in Chicago, means the AHEAD Lab now reflects the true enterprise clouds that our clients must manage: Complex blends of on-premises, public cloud, and colocation resources.This latest lab combines private cloud performance with the convenience and scalability of the public cloud, and allows our customers to speed up their testing and on-boarding of the cloud, while minimizing their risks. See the full announcement here.