The LEAP Center


The LEAP Center (Learn, Experience, Architect, Plan) fulfills our mission of helping our resellers increase and demonstrate their value by emphasizing solution evaluation, pre-design and planning to provide the optimal solutions to meet end-users needs.

The LEAP Center provides a flexible lab environment where the reseller and the end-user can come together to learn about virtualization, the Unified Computing platform, how their applications would perform on the Unified Computing platform and how that platform will interact with other manufacturer’s products

They are “centers of excellence” showcasing Cisco UCS compute, core switching & routing, application delivery, data center security, virtualized UC and other data center-centric solutions. They focus on business infrastructure virtualization along with high value ecosystem of partner technologies and solutions that promise to deliver significant operational benefits for your end-user customers.

The LEAP Center is staffed by full time data center experts and may also be complemented by local Cisco domain experts.


Sophisticated, hands-on lab environment
Represents an enormous opportunity for high-growth opportunities for vendors and our reseller partners
Provides resellers with the tools to pursue new business opportunities from proof of concept all the way through integration
Enables resellers not only to demonstrate select vendor hardware and software solutions but also to test drive technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing
Enables resellers to expand their expertise to create complete solutions for their customers, making the LEAP solution center part of the sales cycle


It's always easier to sell a solution when your customer can "see it in action - try before you buy".  When you utilize the LEAP Centers you have everything you need for a quick and effective demonstration.


Each LEAP Center provides:
An interactive environment geared to help partners define and implement business growth strategies
A sophisticated hands-on lab environment providing both onsite and remote access to products
A destination briefing center to host customers for live demos and tailored business case proposals
A showcase for the industry leading virtualization and management capabilities of the Cisco Data Center technologies
A showcase to help you sell complementary technologies
Proof of concept for the co-existence with and migration from competitive server products
Demonstration of real world application benchmarks (e.g. DB, Mail, Multimedia)


Schedule one of our certified LEAP specialists to arrange hands-on or remote demonstration labs, training, design validation, webinar or other events or contact your local office for more information.