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Demo Labs

What Are Demo Labs?

Keeping pace with today’s fast-changing technology is more challenging than ever. IT breakthroughs occur constantly, affecting everything from cloud and data center convergence to client computing and mobility. At the same time, technologies are becoming increasingly complex, often requiring sophisticated integration with other platforms. This makes it harder, if not impossible, to test new hardware and software solutions in your own environment.

So the question is … how do you determine which technology solutions best meet your organization’s needs—today and tomorrow?

The answer is … visit CDW·G’s Technology Experience Center (TEC) for a firsthand look at the solutions you’re considering—before you invest!

What Comprises Demo Labs?

When you visit the TEC in person or virtually, you can:

  • See how integrated solutions work in a real environment
  • Compare alternative solutions side by side
  • Explore how the latest innovations can help you achieve your goals

You can actually see the best options in the industry, and choose the right solutions for your organization’s environment and business drivers—based on observation, not speculation.

CDW·G’s TEC features the newest technologies built as integrated solutions, using components from the leading vendors. Get a snapshot of how CDW·G’s team of professionals make it happen:

CDW·G’s Highly Certified Engineers and Solution Architects

We designed and implemented the TEC’s robust infrastructure. We took into account the same factors that matter to you, such as security, storage, networking, virtualization, power and cooling, mobility, and remote access. And we integrated green technology such as occupancy sensors, electronic room scheduling tools and data center infrastructure management software.

CDW·G’s Configuration Center

We built the TEC to the design specifications, providing all hardware, software and rack configuration services.

CDW·G’s Managed Services Professionals

We provide monitoring and management support to ensure continuous uptime in the TEC.

Of course, we understand that being state of the art is an ongoing commitment, so we continuously refresh and upgrade the TEC.

The TEC—and the other three data center labs CDW·G has built—provide an invaluable opportunity for CDW·G engineers and solution architects to get critical hands-on experience with innovative IT developments. By staying ahead of the curve, we’re expertly prepared to help you meet your IT needs.

Getting Started with Demo Labs

You’re welcome to visit the TEC, in person or virtually. In fact, your CDW·G Account Manager can remotely access the lab on any device, any time, any place, to show how an application you are considering works, what a proposed back-end infrastructure looks like or how different components interact. When you’re ready to build a solution, schedule a demonstration in the TEC.

  • Contact your Account Manager
  • Call 800.500.4239

Demo Labs Partnerships and Certifications

CDW·G is recognized as an award‑winning national IT services and solutions provider. Our Solution Architects and Engineers attain and maintain top certifications, including:

  • Cisco Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialized
  • Cisco Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialized
  • Cisco Master Security and Unified Communications Specialized
  • Cisco Advanced Wireless Specialized
  • Certified Cisco Systems Integrator
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Security Professional
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert—Security
  • Cisco Gold Certified Partner
  • Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization
  • Cisco Master Security Specialization
  • Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization and Advanced Technology Provider for Outdoor Wireless Mesh
  • Cisco Advanced Technology Partner for Rich Media Conferencing
  • Cisco Master Security Specialization
  • Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
  • HP Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE)
  • Master Certified Novell Engineer
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) 2000
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) 2003
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) 2000
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) 2003
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) NT 4.0
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
  • SAS-70 Type-II Certified Operations
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • GSEC Certified
  • GIAC/GCIH Certified
  • CEH Certified
  • Homeland Security Certified
  • HIPAA Academy Certified



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Technology Experience Center
26125 N. Riverwoods Blvd.
Mettawa, IL 60045

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