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  • Case Studies // Jun 2015

    MarketScope for Group Video Systems

    The introduction of personal and mobile endpoints is dramatically reshaping the landscape for group video collaboration. IT leaders should align their video portfolios for maximum utilization and strategic fit with their related investments in collaboration and unified communications.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • Webcasts // Jun 2015

    TechWiseTV: 802.11ac Wave 2: Are you Ready?

    Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is, is your network? Don't miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you'll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco: Addressing the Full Attack Continuum

    Zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats have outstripped the capabilities of traditional security methods that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection. In fact, 100 percent of companies surveyed by Cisco, as part of our Annual Security Report, have connections to domains that are known to host malicious files...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    NGFW Requirements for SMBs and Distributed Enterprises

    The need for threat-focused next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) that can effectively mitigate risks that traditional unified threat management (UTM) and point solutions cannot is highlighted by numerous studies, including one from Cisco that reported that every organization should assume it has been hacked. Cisco threat researchers found malicious traffic was visible...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) CVD

    This document is a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Cisco Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) Solutions. It presents system-level requirements, recommendations, guidelines, and best practices for detecting, connecting, and engaging mobile users within your venue and leveraging your Wi-Fi network to fit your business needs. As Cisco continues to develop and...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    High-Speed Broadband in Every Classroom: The Promise of a Modernized E-Rate Program

    The United States educational system is in the midst of transformational change due to widespread adoption of technologies, including video, mobile devices, and cloud services. Given the enormous potential of these technologies to improve educational outcomes, increase access to information and collaboration, and reduce costs, schools and libraries across the...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Best Practices for Building a Mobility Strategy

    The technology that powers organizations has undergone several major transitions since the birth of computing. In the 1960s, the mainframe was the dominant compute model, and it gave way to mini computing about a decade later. In the 1990s, businesses eventually shifted to PC-based computing in the client/server era. This...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Location-Based Services: An Important Building Block to Enhance the Customer Experience

    While the explosion in mobile device usage has led to an array of well-publicized IT challenges, it has nonetheless created tremendous business opportunities. Mobility is everywhere; it is in healthcare sites in which mission-critical tablets access medical records to large public venues in which sports fans share game photos over...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    The Mobile Learning Phenomenon In Education

    As education evolves, so does the way we teach and learn. This report focuses on one of the newest trends, still in its nascent stages—mobile learning. It describes the potential benefits of mobile learning, addresses the challenges and opportunities that introducing mobile learning presents, and provides examples from school districts...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Elevate the Branch-Office Experience with an Application-Centric Platform

    Today’s branch office requires the same level of rich application services as the company headquarters to ensure business innovation and employee productivity. Why are these services needed? What impact do they have on the network, IT staff, and service provider? What is the best way to boost the branch-office network...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    TechWiseTV: Smarter Routers for the Intelligent WAN

    As demands for “right here, right now” information sharing continue to rise, today's organizations are taking a hard look at their branch and remote locations, where performance and service enablement have always been a primary indicator of company wide productivity. In this episode, the TechWiseTV team takes a dive deep...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Rightsize for the Midsize: Leverage the Network Infrastructure for Competitive Success

    Midsize firms from every region and industry are finding themselves under increasing pressure to improve productivity and business performance. Firms with 100 up to 1,000 or even 2,500 employees are still agile enough to respond to new opportunities, but they typically lack the comprehensive resources of larger companies to empower...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences Make Your Customer’s Encounter Personal

    Customers or guests passing through your store, hotel, or other venue increasingly expect free Wi-Fi. They also expect personal service. You can give them both, which can help boost your sales. And in doing so, you can gain information that will help make your venue more attractive and profitable.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Unified Access (UA) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) CVD

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) continues to be one of the most influential trends reshaping the landscape of the mobile enterprise and the evolution of IT organizations. The influx of powerful mobile devices into the workplace is changing how users access and consume enterprise resources. IT managers are establishing policies...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Boost Innovation With Video Communications

    In today’s global economy, innovation matters. For teams to innovate rapidly and with great frequency, they must be able to clearly communicate and closely collaborate. Miscommunication, misunderstanding and misinterpretation only leads to costly errors, bottlenecked business processes and market misfires. Most of these issues are avoidable.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) Virtual Services Architecture (VSA) 1.0 Design Guide

    The Cisco® Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) solution provides design and implementation guidance for enterprises deploying private cloud services and service providers building virtual private and public cloud services. The Cisco VMDC solution integrates various Cisco and third-party products that are part of the cloud computing ecosystem.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Migrate from Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

    The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Top Five Things to Know about Cisco BiDi Optical Technology

    Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric. And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on it. Those servers and applications...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Preparing Its Datacenters for the Next Generation of Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud with Its Application Centric Infrastructure

    The pace of change facing Cisco's IT department is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Cisco's IT department, which is responsible for 4,067 production applications and inspecting 27TB of data daily, must be able to deploy such applications quickly, securely, and cost-effectively...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Integrated Network Security Architecture: Threat-focused Nextgeneration Firewall

    Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways, IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and monitoring challenges....

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Next-Generation Network Security: A Buyers’ Guide

    Today’s adversaries continue to increase their capabilities faster than the defenses deployed to stop them. Whether they are obfuscating their attacks or hiding malicious code within webpages and other files, they are making it more and more difficult to profile and identify legitimate network traffic. This is especially true in...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Campus Wireless LAN

    Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Cisco Validated Design Summary for BYOD

    There are numerous ways to enable a BYOD solution based on the unique business requirements of a specific organization. While some organizations may take a more open approach and rely on basic authentication, other organizations will prefer more secure ways to identify, authenticate, and authorize devices. A robust network infrastructure...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN

    Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Cisco and Akamai Elevate the Customer Digital Experience

    The term “perfect storm” is used to describe when several forces come together and create a large, single event that has transformative effects. A technology perfect storm took place in the 1990s when Internet services, low-cost home computers, browsers and affordable broadband all came together and created the Internet revolution....

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Miercom 2690-X Report

    Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

    WAN optimization increasingly resembles a mature market with increasing feature standardization. Vendor innovation is focused on supporting new application types and deployment options, with WAN optimization migrating toward more diverse platforms or to a WAN cloud.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment 2014 Vendor Assessment

    The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth in 2013 (-13.1%) and 2012 (-5.0%). This is mostly attributed to the impact of delayed customer buying decisions, lower-cost systems, more software-centric solutions, and the rise of...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Video Forrester Wave

    In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems, Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers

    More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Data Center

    The data center has gone through many major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in architectures. The industry moved from the mainframe era to client/server computing and then to Internet computing. In 2011, another major shift began: the shift to...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Achieve More with Video Collaboration - Cisco CMR

    As the workforce becomes more mobile and distributed, leaders recognise that video is an essential component of effective business collaboration. Video conferencing is becoming more pervasive, as it delivers a range of proven benefits to teams and orqanisations. Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) ...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    School District Enhances Interactive Learning Experience

    The Ligonier Valley School District is home to approximately 1700 students. Spread across more than 230 square miles, Ligonier Valley is one of the largest geographical school districts in Pennsylvania. The district’s students are housed in four buildings: Laurel Valley Elementary (K-5), RK Mellon Elementary (K-5), Ligonier Middle School (6-8),...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Intelligent WAN Technology Design Guide

    Cisco® Validated Designs provide the foundation for systems design based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each Cisco Validated Design in order to ensure faster, more...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Data Center Network Evolution: Prepare to Deliver Business Value

    Modern business and technology trends are placing new demands on data centers that were built for a different time and a different set of requirements. Many existing data center networks were designed primarily for traditional voice and data traffic and incorporate assumptions about your applications that no longer are true....

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Research // Mar 2015

    Cisco Annual Security Report 2015

    Despite advances by the security industry, criminals continue to evolve their approaches to break through security defenses. New threat intelligence and trend analysis in the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report show that attackers are realizing that bigger and bolder are not always better. Understand how attackers are using gaps between...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC Brief - Assessing the Business Value of the Secured Datacenter

    With recent high-profile breaches at some of the largest retailers and financial institutions worldwide, there has been an increase in awareness, rising to the executive and even board levels. This IDC Brief explores the shift to "3rd Platform" era which is built on a foundation of mobile, social, Big Data,...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Research // Mar 2015

    Frost Industry Quotient - Asia- Pacific Network Firewall Vendors 2014

    A new paradigm shift in IT security is starting to emerge as enterprises begin to accept the possibility that their organizations may be breached, even after they have invested significantly in security technologies to prevent such incidents from happening. As a result, more enterprises are looking beyond a preventive approach,...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Continuous Endpoint Threat Detection and Response in a Point-in-Time World

    The only way to defeat today’s security threats is to address them holistically across the full attack continuum - before, during, and after an attack. Cisco’s approach of continuous endpoint analysis in combination with a big data architecture is foundational to this model. Our innovations in advanced malware protection include:...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    COFFE: Ciphertext Output Feedback Faithful Encryption

    "In this paper, the authors introduce the first authenticated encryption scheme based on a hash function, called COFFE. This paper has been motivated by the challenge to fit se-cure cryptography into constrained devices - some of these devices have to use a hash function, anyway, and the challenge is to...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Achieve More with Video Collaboration - Cisco CMR

    As the workforce becomes more mobile and distributed, leaders recognise that video is an essential component of effective business collaboration. Video conferencing is becoming more pervasive, as it delivers a range of proven benefits to teams and orqanisations. Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) ...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco: Addressing the Full Attack Continuum

    Zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats have outstripped the capabilities of traditional security methods that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection. In fact, 100 percent of companies surveyed by Cisco, as part of our Annual Security Report, have connections to domains that are known to host malicious files...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Integrated Network Security Architecture: Threat-focused Nextgeneration Firewall

    Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways, IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and monitoring challenges....

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Next-Generation Network Security: A Buyers’ Guide

    Today’s adversaries continue to increase their capabilities faster than the defenses deployed to stop them. Whether they are obfuscating their attacks or hiding malicious code within webpages and other files, they are making it more and more difficult to profile and identify legitimate network traffic. This is especially true in...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    NGFW Requirements for SMBs and Distributed Enterprises

    The need for threat-focused next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) that can effectively mitigate risks that traditional unified threat management (UTM) and point solutions cannot is highlighted by numerous studies, including one from Cisco that reported that every organization should assume it has been hacked. Cisco threat researchers found malicious traffic was visible...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) CVD

    This document is a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Cisco Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) Solutions. It presents system-level requirements, recommendations, guidelines, and best practices for detecting, connecting, and engaging mobile users within your venue and leveraging your Wi-Fi network to fit your business needs. As Cisco continues to develop and...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    High-Speed Broadband in Every Classroom: The Promise of a Modernized E-Rate Program

    The United States educational system is in the midst of transformational change due to widespread adoption of technologies, including video, mobile devices, and cloud services. Given the enormous potential of these technologies to improve educational outcomes, increase access to information and collaboration, and reduce costs, schools and libraries across the...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Best Practices for Building a Mobility Strategy

    The technology that powers organizations has undergone several major transitions since the birth of computing. In the 1960s, the mainframe was the dominant compute model, and it gave way to mini computing about a decade later. In the 1990s, businesses eventually shifted to PC-based computing in the client/server era. This...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Campus Wireless LAN

    Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Location-Based Services: An Important Building Block to Enhance the Customer Experience

    While the explosion in mobile device usage has led to an array of well-publicized IT challenges, it has nonetheless created tremendous business opportunities. Mobility is everywhere; it is in healthcare sites in which mission-critical tablets access medical records to large public venues in which sports fans share game photos over...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Cisco Validated Design Summary for BYOD

    There are numerous ways to enable a BYOD solution based on the unique business requirements of a specific organization. While some organizations may take a more open approach and rely on basic authentication, other organizations will prefer more secure ways to identify, authenticate, and authorize devices. A robust network infrastructure...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    The Mobile Learning Phenomenon In Education

    As education evolves, so does the way we teach and learn. This report focuses on one of the newest trends, still in its nascent stages—mobile learning. It describes the potential benefits of mobile learning, addresses the challenges and opportunities that introducing mobile learning presents, and provides examples from school districts...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Elevate the Branch-Office Experience with an Application-Centric Platform

    Today’s branch office requires the same level of rich application services as the company headquarters to ensure business innovation and employee productivity. Why are these services needed? What impact do they have on the network, IT staff, and service provider? What is the best way to boost the branch-office network...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    TechWiseTV: Smarter Routers for the Intelligent WAN

    As demands for “right here, right now” information sharing continue to rise, today's organizations are taking a hard look at their branch and remote locations, where performance and service enablement have always been a primary indicator of company wide productivity. In this episode, the TechWiseTV team takes a dive deep...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN

    Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Cisco and Akamai Elevate the Customer Digital Experience

    The term “perfect storm” is used to describe when several forces come together and create a large, single event that has transformative effects. A technology perfect storm took place in the 1990s when Internet services, low-cost home computers, browsers and affordable broadband all came together and created the Internet revolution....

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Rightsize for the Midsize: Leverage the Network Infrastructure for Competitive Success

    Midsize firms from every region and industry are finding themselves under increasing pressure to improve productivity and business performance. Firms with 100 up to 1,000 or even 2,500 employees are still agile enough to respond to new opportunities, but they typically lack the comprehensive resources of larger companies to empower...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences Make Your Customer’s Encounter Personal

    Customers or guests passing through your store, hotel, or other venue increasingly expect free Wi-Fi. They also expect personal service. You can give them both, which can help boost your sales. And in doing so, you can gain information that will help make your venue more attractive and profitable.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Unified Access (UA) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) CVD

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) continues to be one of the most influential trends reshaping the landscape of the mobile enterprise and the evolution of IT organizations. The influx of powerful mobile devices into the workplace is changing how users access and consume enterprise resources. IT managers are establishing policies...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Miercom 2690-X Report

    Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

    WAN optimization increasingly resembles a mature market with increasing feature standardization. Vendor innovation is focused on supporting new application types and deployment options, with WAN optimization migrating toward more diverse platforms or to a WAN cloud.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Boost Innovation With Video Communications

    In today’s global economy, innovation matters. For teams to innovate rapidly and with great frequency, they must be able to clearly communicate and closely collaborate. Miscommunication, misunderstanding and misinterpretation only leads to costly errors, bottlenecked business processes and market misfires. Most of these issues are avoidable.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment 2014 Vendor Assessment

    The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth in 2013 (-13.1%) and 2012 (-5.0%). This is mostly attributed to the impact of delayed customer buying decisions, lower-cost systems, more software-centric solutions, and the rise of...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Video Forrester Wave

    In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems, Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jun 2015

    MarketScope for Group Video Systems

    The introduction of personal and mobile endpoints is dramatically reshaping the landscape for group video collaboration. IT leaders should align their video portfolios for maximum utilization and strategic fit with their related investments in collaboration and unified communications.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • Webcasts // Jun 2015

    TechWiseTV: 802.11ac Wave 2: Are you Ready?

    Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is, is your network? Don't miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you'll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) Virtual Services Architecture (VSA) 1.0 Design Guide

    The Cisco® Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) solution provides design and implementation guidance for enterprises deploying private cloud services and service providers building virtual private and public cloud services. The Cisco VMDC solution integrates various Cisco and third-party products that are part of the cloud computing ecosystem.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Migrate from Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

    The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Top Five Things to Know about Cisco BiDi Optical Technology

    Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric. And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on it. Those servers and applications...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Preparing Its Datacenters for the Next Generation of Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud with Its Application Centric Infrastructure

    The pace of change facing Cisco's IT department is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Cisco's IT department, which is responsible for 4,067 production applications and inspecting 27TB of data daily, must be able to deploy such applications quickly, securely, and cost-effectively...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers

    More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Data Center

    The data center has gone through many major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in architectures. The industry moved from the mainframe era to client/server computing and then to Internet computing. In 2011, another major shift began: the shift to...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • Webcasts // Jul 2007

    Best Practices for Migrating Your First Generation SANs to Cisco MDS 9000

    With the ongoing quest to efficiently manage the many costs of the data growth, many organizations are considering their options to migrate from a first generation SAN platform to a SAN Director platform. But before one realizes the benefits, he or she first needs to address the challenges associated with...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Understanding EtherChannel Load Balancing and Redundancy on Catalyst Switches

    Fast EtherChannel allows multiple physical Fast Ethernet links to combine into one logical channel. This allows load sharing of traffic among the links in the channel as well as redundancy in the event that one or more links in the channel fail. Fast EtherChannel can be used to interconnect LAN...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Agile Business Architecture: Creating Service Provider Value Through Smart Sourcing

    The service provider industry has experienced rapid and significant transformation over the past five years as broadband has proliferated, networks have enabled ubiquitous mobility, and IP has become the de facto technology standard. Over-The-Top (OTT) providers such as Google, Apple, and Amazon, the rising stars of this transformation, are now...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Using Oracle Data Guard With Cisco Wide Area Application Services for Data Center Replication

    Oracle Data Guard is one of the most effective and comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solutions available for enterprise data. The solution offers protection for Oracle Databases, providing customers the ability to protect business data. Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) optimizes the performance of many different applications by...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Advances in Physical Safety and Security in Government: Protect People, Assets, and Information

    The new building blocks of physical safety and security in government are IP video surveillance systems, building access controls, unified communications, and network access controls. All connect to the government's existing IP network, eliminating the costs of separate networks. IP video surveillance cameras can pay for themselves quickly: Wireless cameras...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Best Practices in Using Reputation-Based Anti-Spam Services for Email Security

    One of the most efficient, least costly and, remarkably, most effective anti-spam techniques is IP reputation filtering. An incredibly inexpensive technique for the anti-spam gateway, IP reputation filtering can be used to identify 80 percent (or more) of spam without even looking at message content. IP reputation services have become...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Comparing Industry Leading Anti-Spam Services

    The following analysis summarizes the spam catch and false positive rates of the leading anti-spam vendors. Compiled by Opus One, an independent research firm, this report provides data to objectively compare the market's most popular anti-spam solutions. All of the anti-spam solutions tested are in Gartner's 2008 "Leaders" or "Challengers"...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Resource Center // Oct 2009

    Cash In Your PBX -- Upgrade with Cisco. Gain significant new savings now

    PBX systems and old telephony applications were just not built for today's business needs. They don't scale easily, struggle to support mobility, and are increasingly expensive to maintain. Hang up on your PBX and get significant trade in credits, 0 percent financing, plus all the benefits of IP from...

    Provided By Cisco Systems