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  • Case Studies // Jul 2011

    Delivering Cloud Services for Less

    Novis has been providing specialized services for the whole lifecycle of SAP solutions. To deliver these improved and new services, Novis needed to replace its existing server environment with one that enabled high levels of automation and integration. Novis has made the transformation using an architectural approach based on the...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2011

    Swiss Systems Integrator Achieves Efficiencies Through Online Meetings

    Bucher + Suter is a global systems integrator, specializing in the implementation, their challenge is that multimedia, real-time communication with international business partners and provision of support during implementation of sophisticated software solutions without being present in person. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco WebEx solutions....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Telepresence: Optimize to Preserve and Increase Business Value

    Just as a person who achieves a fitness goal will backslide without ongoing attention to diet and exercise, the telepresence and business video experience degrades without ongoing tuning of technology and processes. This white paper discusses the capabilities the user need for telepresence and other business video technologies in order...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2011

    University of Oxford Improves Efficiency, Reduces Travel

    The University of Oxford was the first university in the English-speaking world. Their challenge is to offer greater choice of communication solutions, deploy communication system beneficial for both staff and students and make it easier for future students to apply for study. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    CCH: Cognitive Channel Hopping in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

    In this paper, the authors consider the use of unlicensed Wi-Fi band for vehicular ad hoc networks. In particular, they focus on exploiting channelization to improve spatial reuse, and avoiding interference that is external to the vehicular network. To this end, they propose Cognitive Channel Hopping (CCH), a decentralized channel...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2011

    Borderless Network Connects Schools for Next-Generation Learning

    Abu Dhabi is the capital and political, cultural, and industrial center of the of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their challenges are to connect 270 public schools to the data center, the Internet, and each other, deploy education solutions for developing world-class learners and implement solutions quickly. They chose Cisco...

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  • Case Studies // May 2011

    Innovating on an International Scale

    Warwick is one of the U.K.'s leading universities, their challenge is to find easy-to-use, cost-effective, flexible solution for collaboration to meet increasing demand for informal meetings, provide single solution supported by IT department and reduce amount of travel, across campus or internationally. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They...

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  • Case Studies // May 2011

    New Propositions for Customer Satisfaction

    STC (Saudi Telecom Company) provides fixed and mobile telecommunications, broadband, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services. Their challenge is cost-effective approach for supporting business expansion, less travel, greater productivity and new proposition for retaining and attracting customers. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Multi-Protocol Label Switching...

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  • Case Studies // May 2011

    Video Speeds Staff Training and Streamlines Acquisitions

    Glen Raven is a leading global provider of high-performance fabrics, their challenge is to provide remote human resources training while preserving close working relationships, accommodate integration of new employees following strategic acquisition and reinforce strong company commitment to innovative technology solutions. Glen Raven chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They...

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  • Case Studies // May 2011

    How Cisco Workforce Connects to Borderless Network From Any Device

    Cisco IT is working to create a borderless experience for employees, giving them the flexibility to work from anywhere, using any device. Cisco's enterprise network no longer stops at the building walls and is no longer limited to desktops and laptops. Cisco IT wanted to improve the experience when employees...

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  • Case Studies // May 2011

    Web Conferencing Boosts Learning and Administration

    Al Jouf University is the first university in Saudi Arabia to implement e-learning. Their challenge is the integration of geographically diverse sites, more efficient use of teaching resource and students taking greater control of their learning. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco WebEx. This web-based system...

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  • Videos // May 2011

    Business Video: First Uncover Its Value and Assess Network Readiness

    Effective use of business video can help organizations collaborate to increase productivity. While implementation of the right technologies is critical to success, it is equally important to understand the need to begin the process with the right assessment and preparation. Cisco Services has produced a series of four white papers...

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  • Videos // May 2011

    Business Video Planning: Consider the User Experience and Operational Efficiency

    Business videos can showcase the strategic value of IT to the organization. IT professionals need to understand the many planning and design considerations that will ultimately produce an excellent user experience and optimize operational efficiency. Cisco Services has produced a series of four white papers to provide a framework for...

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  • Videos // May 2011

    Business Video: Deliver the Desired Results with Implement and Operate Services

    Business video can showcase the strategic value of IT to the organization. IT professionals need to understand the issues, which can arise during implementation and ongoing operations, and be prepared to overcome them to help ensure an excellent user experience. Cisco Services has produced a series of four white papers...

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  • Videos // May 2011

    Business Video: Optimize to Preserve and Increase Business Value

    As a user of business video, you understand that a consistently high-quality video experience requires ongoing monitoring and tuning of the underlying network and solutions. Identifying operational efficiencies and new capabilities for communication, collaboration, education, and security is crucial. Cisco Services has produced a series of four white papers to...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2011

    Pervasive Video Extends University's High-Touch Culture

    California Baptist University (CBU) is a private Christian college offering bachelor's and master's degrees throughout California and online. Their challenges is to accommodate growth by delivering rich, distance-learning experiences, strengthen university's high-touch culture through face-to-face video and implement single voice, video, and data infrastructure to boost IT and end-user efficiencies....

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2011

    Law School Transcends Classroom Boundaries Through Video

    The Georgetown University Law Center has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in the country. Their challenge is to provide educational and business continuity in event of disaster or pandemic, extend traditional educational offerings to remote, off-campus students and facilitate research and collaboration among geographically...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2011

    Video Delivers Face-to-Face Interaction for Remote Students

    University of Southern California delivers its master of engineering program online on the Distance Education Network. Their challenge is to increase interactivity to provide rich classroom experience, enable classroom accessibility for working professionals and implement single platform for both academic and business collaboration needs. They chose Cisco to overcome these...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2011

    Training Company Doubles Revenue With New Online Strategy

    American Society of Professional Education's (ASPE) challenge is to launch new series of web seminars to boost lead generation, reduce travel required to deliver and receive training, and offer customers more choice and flexibility in how to participate in courses. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2011

    Software Developer Avoids Planes, Experiences Profit Gains

    Issues Central Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company has customers located around the globe, in the United States, Europe, South America, and Africa. They wanted to maintain elite boutique company model while extending global reach, reduce time and money spent traveling and provide employees greater flexibility and work-life balance. Issues...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2011

    Video Conferencing Brings the World to Telecom Firm's Door

    Powerwave Technologies challenge is to support mass migration of engineering function from EMEA to APAC, train new remote employees cost-effectively and reduce reliance on travel to collaborate on detailed designs and processes. Powerwave Technologies chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco WebEx technology. Cisco WebEx technology provides interactive,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Online-Meetings statt Flugreisen

    Bei der Planung und Durchf?hrung von internationalen IT-Projekten greifen die SOS-Kinderd?rfer schon seit l?ngerem auf Online-Meetings mit Cisco WebEx zur?ck. Mittlerweile hat sich diese Kommunikationsform auch in anderen Bereichen der Organisation fest etabliert. Die Anzahl der Flugreisen konnte dadurch reduziert und die Kommunikation wesentlich vereinfacht werden.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Virtuelle Mobilit?t statt Ortswechsel

    Das Krisenjahr 2009 hat das Verh?ltnis der Unternehmen zu Gesch?ftreisen nachhaltig ver?ndert. F?r operative Aufgaben macht die virtuelle Collaboration eine physische Ortsver?n-derung weitgehend ?berfl?ssig. Online-Meetings lassen sich schnell und ohne Aufwand organisieren und sind effizienter als Gesch?ftreisen.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Abschied vom B?roschreibtisch

    Die Arbeitswelt ver?ndert sich und herk?mmliche Modelle der Organisation von Arbeitszeit und Arbeitsort k?nnen neue Anforderungen nicht mehr abdecken. Das Konzept des ""Smart Working"" l?st die Arbeitsprozesse von r?umlichen, zeitlichen und hierarchischen Einschr?nkungen und organi-siert sich in virtuellen Communities.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Virtuelle Communities f?r Good Governance

    Der berufsbegleitende Studiengang "Master of Public Policy", den die HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance anbietet, findet nicht nur vor Ort sondern auch im Netz statt. Die Studierenden und die Dozenten nutzen f?r ihre Kommunikation die Webkonferenz-L?sung Meeting Center von Cisco WebEx um damit ortsunabh?ngig an gemeinsamen Projekten zu arbeiten.

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2011

    Nonprofit Blends Webcasts and Telepresence to Extend Mission

    Technology is at the heart of everything the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) does. They wanted to extend distance learning services to organizations without telepresence capabilities, provide just-in-time training to educators and cultural institutions and promote collaborative web- and video-based instruction without requiring travel. CILC chose Cisco to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Overcast: Reliable Multicasting With an Overlay Network

    Overcast is an application-level multicasting system that can be incrementally deployed using today's Internet infrastructure. These properties stem from Overcast's implementation as an overlay network. An overlay network consists of a collection of nodes placed at strategic locations in an existing network fabric. These nodes implement a network abstraction on...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    Cisco Cloud News: Get it "To Go"

    What are the top revenue-producing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings today? What are buyers looking for in a cloud services provider? How can you improve application performance over the WAN? The Cisco Managed/Cloud Services Insight Group helps service providers capitalize on the cloud by providing insight and answers to...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Companies Look to the Clouds for Collaboration

    Business leaders and IT departments are under pressure to provide innovative tools and capabilities to users they serve during a time of shrinking budgets and limited resources. Cloud-based collaboration services address these challenges. Delivering collaboration services from the cloud is an opportunity custom made for service providers. Are you ready?...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Shift to Cloud Computing: Forget the Technology, It's About Economics

    Cloud computing is hailed as the next big thing in IT, and a great deal of attention has focused on cloud technology. But technology is not the primary impetus to shift from traditional, data-center-based IT, and the technologies that underpin cloud computing are not new. Rather than experiencing a technological...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Desktop Virtualization: New Business Opportunities With Cost-Effective, Flexible Desktops As A Service

    Service providers and enterprises today are working to reach a shared goal: how to better serve global customers. In fact, service providers, because of their networking, billing, and services expertise, may be uniquely positioned as trusted business partners providing enterprise customers with outsourced, real-time, on-demand managed services. In order to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Rate Control and Stream Adaptation for Scalable Video Streaming Over Multiple Access Networks

    In a multihomed video streaming system, a video sequence is simultaneously transmitted over multiple access networks to a client. In this paper, the authors formulate the rate control and stream adaptation problems into a unified optimization problem, which determines the sending rates of individual networks, selects which video packets to...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    New B2C Launch Strategy Delivers Extraordinary Sales

    Seagate Technology has been providing the storage devices at the center of computers, their challenge is that bypass traditional B2B channels to reach end-users about revolutionary new storage drive, with limited expenditures, get attention of influential customers such as gamers and other enthusiasts and create new launch model that focuses...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Resource Allocation for Multihomed Scalable Video Streaming to Multiple Clients

    The authors consider multihomed scalable video streaming, where videos are transmitted by a single server to multiple clients over heterogeneous access networks. The specific problem that they address is to determine which video packets to transmit over each network, in order to minimize a cost function of the expected video...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    University Reaches More Students Online, Spending Less

    Munich University is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Germany, with partner universities in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, and 14,000 students. Some 11 percent of the students are located abroad. To better accommodate this international presence, the university chose Cisco WebEx™ Meeting Center to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Efficient and Agile 1+N Protection

    This paper introduces an efficient implementation of the network coding-based 1+N protection. The strategy provides proactive protection to N link-disjoint full-duplex connections against single link failures. The implementation is efficient and uses a tree shaped minimum cost protection circuit. The protection circuit carries linear combinations of data units originally transmitted...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    WebEx Developer Program

    The WebEx developer program supports the efforts of partners and enduser customers interested in integrating Cisco WebEx web conferencing services with enterprise systems and applications. The core elements of the program include: the WebEx integration platform that exposes a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the developer portal, which contains...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Web Conferencing Drives Efficiency for Healthcare Technology Firm

    Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH) has been providing integrated information systems to the healthcare industry since 1969. They wanted to provide ongoing MEDITECH software training without requiring travel and lost productivity for staff or customers and strengthen customer engagements. MEDITECH chose cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco WebEx...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Design and Implementation of RADIUS - An Network Security Protocol

    RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) is a protocol used for authentication, authorization and accounting of network objects in networking environment. The protocol has set of weaknesses due to its implementation. First the overview presents the basic operation and functioning of RADIUS protocol. Then analysis part focuses on Vulnerability...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Pervasive Security Answers Cloud Computing Worries

    Security tops IT executives' concerns about cloud computing, according to a survey of 700 customers recently conducted by Cisco. Further, within the 2010 Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) survey of IT professionals, 48% of CIOs noted that cloud computing risks - from malicious software to data leakage and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

    Devices running Cisco IOS Software and configured for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) or Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) operation are affected by two denial of service vulnerabilities that may result in a device reload if successfully exploited. The vulnerabilities are triggered when the Cisco IOS device...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Agile Service Provider: A New Model for Service Delivery

    The world's service providers are at an important turning point. Broadband is becoming ubiquitous and commoditized; network operators are replacing legacy switching and routing gear with all-IP NGNs; both networks and computer hardware/software are being relentlessly virtualized; and services are increasingly delivered from the Web and the software that drives...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Online-Meetings statt Flugreisen

    Bei der Planung und Durchf?hrung von internationalen IT-Projekten greifen die SOS-Kinderd?rfer schon seit l?ngerem auf Online-Meetings mit Cisco WebEx zur?ck. Mittlerweile hat sich diese Kommunikationsform auch in anderen Bereichen der Organisation fest etabliert. Die Anzahl der Flugreisen konnte dadurch reduziert und die Kommunikation wesentlich vereinfacht werden.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Virtuelle Mobilit?t statt Ortswechsel

    Das Krisenjahr 2009 hat das Verh?ltnis der Unternehmen zu Gesch?ftreisen nachhaltig ver?ndert. F?r operative Aufgaben macht die virtuelle Collaboration eine physische Ortsver?n-derung weitgehend ?berfl?ssig. Online-Meetings lassen sich schnell und ohne Aufwand organisieren und sind effizienter als Gesch?ftreisen.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Data Loss Prevention Best Practices: Managing Sensitive Data in the Enterprise

    While a great deal of attention has been given to protecting companies' electronic assets from outside threats - from intrusion prevention systems to firewalls to vulnerability management - organizations must now turn their attention to an equally dangerous situation: the problem of data loss from the inside. In fact, in...

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  • 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...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2008

    Optimizing 802.11n Design and Performance

    Fueled largely by the emergence of new applications and the need for nonstop access to voice and video by mobile users, demand for 802.11n is growing rapidly. This webcast will help the attendee to gain a technical understanding of how to optimize design and performance for 802.11n networks so one...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Energy Management Company Consolidates Data Center

    Schneider Electric has over 100000 employees and has more than 139 entities. The company has launched a new consolidated application that has been formed with the merging of over 2000 other applications. This case study looks at the advantages that consolidation technology provided to Schneider Electric. The success of the...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Ingram Micro Selects Application Delivery Solution

    Ingram Micro the world's largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing, and logistics company, wanted to try Cisco's Application Control Engine (ACE) modules that were already deployed in Ingram's network infrastructure into the legacy and IR networks. Ingram Micro had one data center that functions as the legacy...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Peak 10 Selects Data Center Switches to Centrally Manage Traffic Rates

    Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Peak 10 is a leading independent data center operator and provider of managed services, delivering scalable, economical, and reliable solutions. The company provides services that include hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. Peak 10 combines its 15 data centers and portfolio of managed services...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Data Center Service Provider Reduces Costs, Improves Service

    TELUS is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada that provides a wide range of communication products and services including server-hosting services. Three of company's data centers provide managed hosting services and other provides server co-location services. When the time came to refresh the full-service data centers, TELUS looked for...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Data Center Services System: Creating a Tight Linkage Between the Data Center Cloud and Core Network

    With changing dynamics, network operators are finding it difficult to optimize their networks as per new traffic patterns. With the convergence of video, mobile services, and cloud technologies, IP next-generation networks has undergone a dramatic change. Consumers now demand personalized video content on the medianet while business customers rely on...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Evolving Data Center Architectures: Meet the Challenge With Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

    Data centers have an evolving need to meet newer IT trends of virtualization of servers, greater processors, enhanced demands for storage of data and increasing data rates. To manage these growing needs, data centers are required to make relevant alterations to their architectures to handle new demands and complexities. This...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Securing Architectures and Applications for Network Convergence

    Manufacturers today can make smart decision at the same time make better business because the manufacturers are able to access to manufacturing data through the advanced convergence of both manufacturing, and enterprise networks which has offered them. This has provided the manufacturers, the competitive edge than the rest. What ever...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Fundamentals of Secure Remote Access for Plant Floor Applications and Data

    This webcast offers the viewers the information regarding Fundamentals of Secure Remote Access for Plant Floor Applications. Industry adoption of Ethernet/IP for control and information has driven the wide deployment of standard Ethernet for manufacturing networks. Among the key benefits of this deployment is the ability to remotely access manufacturing...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Efficient and Agile 1+N Protection

    This paper introduces an efficient implementation of the network coding-based 1+N protection. The strategy provides proactive protection to N link-disjoint full-duplex connections against single link failures. The implementation is efficient and uses a tree shaped minimum cost protection circuit. The protection circuit carries linear combinations of data units originally transmitted...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Overcast: Reliable Multicasting With an Overlay Network

    Overcast is an application-level multicasting system that can be incrementally deployed using today's Internet infrastructure. These properties stem from Overcast's implementation as an overlay network. An overlay network consists of a collection of nodes placed at strategic locations in an existing network fabric. These nodes implement a network abstraction on...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    RED-BL: Energy Solution for Loading Data Centers

    Cloud infrastructure providers and data center operators spend a major portion of their operations budget on the electric bills. The authors present RED-BL (Relocate Energy Demand to Better Locations), a framework for determining an optimal mapping of workload to an existing set of data centers while considering the cost of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    CCH: Cognitive Channel Hopping in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

    In this paper, the authors consider the use of unlicensed Wi-Fi band for vehicular ad hoc networks. In particular, they focus on exploiting channelization to improve spatial reuse, and avoiding interference that is external to the vehicular network. To this end, they propose Cognitive Channel Hopping (CCH), a decentralized channel...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Blueprint for the Intercloud - Protocols and Formats for Cloud Computing Interoperability

    Cloud Computing is a term applied to large, hosted datacenters, usually geographically distributed, which offer various computational services on a "Utility" basis. Most typically the configuration and provisioning of these datacenters, as far as the services for the subscribers go, is highly automated, to the point of the service being...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Abusing Social Networks for Automated User Profiling

    Recently, social networks such as Facebook have experienced a huge surge in popularity. The amount of personal information stored in these sites calls for appropriate security precautions to protect this data. In this paper, the authors describe how people are able to take advantage of a common weakness, namely the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Cisco Powered Network Cloud: An Exciting Managed Services Opportunity

    The cloud computing phenomenon is generating a lot of interest worldwide because of its potential to offer services on demand, at lower cost than current options, and with less complexity, greater scalability, and wider reach. The opportunities for providers of managed services to benefit from this model are significant and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Router Virtualization in Service Providers

    Several factors are contributing to a growing need for virtualization in the Point Of Presence (POP) and data center: a desire to reduce capital costs by buying fewer chassis, a desire to reduce operational costs by deploying fewer chassis and simplifying topologies, and a strong push to decrease the environmental...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Secure Cloud Architecture

    As the IT landscape rapidly changes, cost reduction pressures, focus on time to market, and employee empowerment are compelling enterprises and IT service providers to develop innovative strategies to address these challenges. The cloud computing approach to IT service delivery has become a key area requiring attention. The abstraction of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Network Virtualization - Access Control Design Guide

    The term network virtualization refers to the creation of logical isolated network partitions overlaid on top of a common physical infrastructure (see Figure 1). Each partition is logically isolated from the others, and must behave and appear as a fully dedicated network to provide privacy, security, and an independent set...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Open Platform for Safety and Security: Reduce Investment Risk and Increase Rewards for Innovation

    The Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security is an architecture framework for designing and selecting solutions to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents. The framework defines the functionalities required for a range of safety and security domains, including crisis management, urban security, border control, critical infrastructure...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Cloud Computing in the Public Sector: Public Manager's Guide to Evaluating and Adopting Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing - delivering infrastructure, services, and software on demand via the network - offers attractive advantages to the public sector. For example, it has the potential to reduce information and communications technology (ICT) costs by virtualizing capital assets like disk storage and processing cycles into a readily available, affordable...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    On the Fair Coexistence of Loss and Delay-Based TCP

    Delay-based TCP variants continue to attract a large amount of attention in the networking community. Potentially, they offer the possibility to efficiently use network resources while at the same time achieving low queueing delay and virtually zero packet loss. One major impediment to the deployment of delay-based TCP variants is...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    IR Tech Talk: Changing the Future of Networking

    The webcast will introduce an innovation that will forever change the Internet and its impact on consumers, businesses and governments and will help service providers prepare to deliver this innovation.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Fibre Channel Over Ethernet - A Practical Alternative

    Based on comprehensive testing performed by Cisco and NetApp, this white paper explores whether Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is a viable and practical alternative to current Storage Area Networking (SAN) solutions such as Fibre Channel (FC) and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI). The testing clearly demonstrated that FCoE...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Simplified Data Center Architecture to Meet Complex, Changing Business Requirements

    Enterprises have always been challenged with shifting priorities, such as the following: how to do more with less, how to reduce costs, how to pace with rapid growth, and how to remain secure and available. The difficulty for an enterprise is in attempting to shift its IT infrastructure to accommodate...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cisco Wide Area Application Services Optimizes Application Delivery From the Cloud

    The adoption of cloud-based computing and applications promises to improve the agility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of IT operations required to provision, scale, and deliver applications to the enterprise. However, as with other new technology trends, delivering applications from the cloud to the remote sites creates additional challenges in application...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cisco's Security Vision for the Borderless Enterprise Making Web 2.0 Safe for Business

    Remote and mobile working. Mobile devices with multimedia and PC-like capabilities. Internet-based collaborative work tools. Social networking, instant messaging, and Skype. Virtualization, cloud computing, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Cisco WebEx and Cisco TelePresence. These Web 2.0 trends, technologies, and tools allow people to work far more efficiently, and be more connected...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Using the Paessler PRTG Traffic Grapher in a Cisco Wide Area Application Services Proof of Concept

    Understanding bandwidth traffic and resource consumption is vital to enhanced and proactive network management. The ability to accurately demonstrate WAN optimization is essential to a successful Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Proof of Concept (PoC). A successful Cisco WAAS PoC is accomplished in several distinct phases: Planning and Design,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Solace Message Routers and Cisco Ethernet Switches: Unified Infrastructure for Financial Services Middleware

    The goal of zero latency in financial services has caused the creation of entirely new industries, products, and career paths as well as volumes of data, analysis, and opinion. The degree to which speed in market-data delivery, trading algorithms, and transactions influences profit cannot be overemphasized and is the motivation...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Service Control EasyApp - Time Shifting Traffic

    When it comes to network congestion in service provider networks, there is a common paradox: When one looks at daily consumption, there is usually more network bandwidth available than users demand, yet there are almost always problems with congestion and poor performance. Congestion occurs because at a given moment, there...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Value of Cisco TelePresence in Strengthening Financial Supervision

    The series of G-20 Summits in 2009 revealed a welcome and promising consensus on the policies and governance structures required to reform the global banking system. Better "Macro-prudential" supervision will be facilitated by enhanced roles for the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF), and by a strengthened mandate and expansion of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Unlocking the Potential of Cloud Computing With Cisco Application Performance Management

    To meet new needs in today's challenging IT and telecommunications services marketplace, enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) alike are turning to cloud-based computing. The underlying new operational model promises to improve the agility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of IT. This market is soaring as service providers step in...

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