Cisco Systems

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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 // Mar 2010

    Designing Secure Multi-Tenancy Into Virtualized Data Centers

    Cisco, VMware, and NetApp have jointly designed a best in breed Secure Cloud Architecture and have validated this design in a lab environment. This white paper describes the design of - and the rationale behind - the Secure Cloud Architecture. The design describes includes many issues that must be addressed...

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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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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Firm Qualifies More Client Leads With Online Meetings

    Kinetic Securities is a stock brokerage and advisory firm, their challenge is to keep clients up to date on latest service offerings and updates to online trading platforms, reduce cost of travel to client sites and schedule meetings more flexibly and improve client service by providing rich, interactive online meeting...

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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 // Mar 2010

    Optimizing Sales Team Performance Using Unified Communications and Collaboration: How Integrating Collaboration Technology With Sales Processes Can Significantly Enhance Sales Force Productivity and Effectiveness

    Data from the Sales Operations Excellence Center shows that participation by sales specialists/experts, particularly during the pursuing and the closing stages of the sales cycle, is critical for achieving sales success. Although many companies have deployed overlay specialist sales teams, they often find that these teams are costly and that...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Achieving Network High Availability With Cisco Embedded Automation Technologies

    As the Internet makes its way into every aspect of the work and lives, businesses around the world increasingly rely on their networks for mission-critical applications. Any network downtime translates into a significant financial impact on the organization. At the same time, networks are becoming more and more complex. Managing...

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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 // 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 // Mar 2010

    Cisco Catalyst 6500 VSS and Cisco Nexus 7000 VPC Interoperability and Best Practices

    In the traditional port channel model, link aggregation was only possible to a single device. MEC and vPC are two new port channel concepts that extend link aggregation across two physical switches. MEC and vPC address the multitude of new network connectivity challenges where link aggregation connectivity across two devices...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cisco StackPower: Efficient Use of Power

    The benefits of the Cisco StackPower technology are immediately tangible, and so are the savings. Consider a stack of switches with each switch requiring a slightly higher power budget for some extra Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices randomly scattered in the stack. Purchasing extra second power supply for each switch...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cisco Catalyst 2960-S FlexStack: Description, Usage, and Best Practices

    Cisco FlexStack stacking for Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches provides a true stacking solution with all switches in a FlexStack stack acting as a single switching unit. FlexStack provides a unified data plane, and single configuration for a group of stacked Cisco Catalyst 2960-S switches. FlexStack lowers the total cost...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Enhance Business Continuance With Application Mobility Across Data Cent

    With the continuing adoption of server virtualization technology, customers want to use the flexibility provided by Virtual Machines (VMs) to improve application availability. How to move applications within a server cluster or data center is well understood today. However, transparent mobility across data centers requires architectures that balance workload mobility,...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Sales Team Showcases Multimedia Content With Web Meetings

    CEV Multimedia specializes in producing career and technical educational resources for students at schools. Their challenge is to give sales presentations at schools remotely to accommodate busy teacher schedules, deliver interactive demonstrations to highlight unique multimedia course materials and allow remote sales team members to communicate more frequently while reducing...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Transformation of Education Through Collaboration

    Collaboration technology supports today's global, real-time organizations and businesses with their increasing demands for global communications and interaction, allowing people to meet anytime, anywhere. Through innovations such as integrating voice, video, and Web conferencing into everyday communications, organizations are expanding their market reach, improving operational effectiveness, and accelerating decision making....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Moving From Education Systems to Learning Societies

    In the future, learning will become even more important to every part of global society. Advanced skills are the foundation of the ability to innovate, to drive economic growth, to improve the societies, and to address the environmental challenges of the 21st century. To meet this demand, learning needs to...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Web Meetings Allow Firm to Establish Global Business Model

    Statseeker develops, markets, and distributes highly scalable network infrastructure monitoring software that is designed to operate within large, complex networks. Their challenge is to expand business globally without establishing international offices, establish business model to sell directly to customers online and significantly reduce the need for face-to-face meetings. They chose...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Lte: Simplifying the Migration to 4G Networks

    Radio access solutions are a primary consideration of the LTE deployment strategy, as it impacts the mobile operators' most valued asset, spectrum. As an equally important part of this equation, the multimedia core network will play a central role in enhancing mobility, service control, efficient use of network resources, and...

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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 // 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 // Feb 2010

    Personalized Mobile Broadband: Grow Revenue With Cisco Policy and Charging Control

    The acceleration of mobile broadband adoption and proliferation of smartphones, netbooks, and other mobile Internet devices continues at a torrid pace. By 2014, there will be 5 billion wireless consumer devices generating traffic on the world's mobile networks, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Mobile Data Forecast (www.cisco.com/go/vni)....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANs Increase Cisco Unified Computing System Benefits

    The Cisco Unified Computing System offers outstanding scalability, performance, network integration, and cost effectiveness in a compute server environment. However, its integrated, heavily virtualized design center almost demands the use of SANs for storage connectivity. Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANs, with a common heritage, consistent feature sets, and many optimizations...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware Distribution Methods

    When Cisco started selling the Cisco IP Phone 7940 and 7960 models, the firmware needed to run the phones was relatively small (less than 1 MB). Because updated phone models with enhanced features are now available and it is possible to centralize the call-processing servers, the method by which firmware...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Necessity of Pervasive Collaboration

    Technological innovation has dramatically altered the composition of companies, changing how business is conducted and how resources are deployed. The communications revolution has created an incredibly interconnected marketplace in which the geographical location of people and data has become almost irrelevant. Many successful firms have progressively moved toward flat and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Next-Generation Managed Services: Vodafone Adopts a New Operating Model for Service Providers

    The market for fixed and mobile voice services in the economically developed world is nearly saturated. Revenue growth is flat to negative, seriously impacting Service Provider (SP) profits. Tough economic times only amplify this situation. To maneuver in this challenging business climate, SPs must reinvent their business models by offering...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Optimizing Enterprise Video Over Wireless LAN

    Video is marking the next evolution of business collaboration. Executive communications to employees through IPTV, on-demand playback of sales meetings or training sessions, and videoconferencing are just a few of the rich-media applications that are helping organizations improve the effectiveness of communications across distributed groups. These applications enable faster and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    SNMP Over SIP - The Future of Network Management

    One of the most popular and widely used Network Management Protocols (NMP) is SNMP. SNMP is extremely simple and versatile but it has scalability problems. Attempts to modify the SNMP protocol to solve these problems have not been very successful as it involves a large effort to migrate the installed...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    SNMP Over SIP for Network Management

    Networks are rapidly growing in size and there is an increased number critical applications are being network enabled. This is a challenge for administrators who are responsible for managing the network. To ensure availability of the network the administrator needs tools to locate and fix problems. SNMP is the industry...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Integrating Syslog-ng and CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.2

    According to the homepage for syslog-ng, the application embodies the next generation of logging systems and is the first truly flexible and scalable system logging application. Syslog-ng is an open source implementation of the syslog protocol for UNIX and UNIX-like systems. It extends the original syslogd model with content-based filtering,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Increase Sales Performance and Enhance Customer Service

    This webcast by Cisco offers information regarding their Cisco In-Store Digital Media solution through which one can attract as well as retain a customer-focused sales force. This In-Store Digital Media solution offers various solutions which include training videos, educational information, human resources announcements and product information. This suit of Cisco...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Webcast Excerpts: Introducing the Virtual Computing Environment Coalition

    This webcast is about Cisco and EMC, together with VMware, have committed to extensive collaboration to help lead our customers on the journey to pervasive virtualization and private cloud infrastructures. The Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition was formed jointly by Cisco and EMC with VMware, represents an unprecedented level of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Data Center Design With Cisco Nexus Switches and Virtual PortChannel: Overview

    Each access layer in the data center is "Divided" in pods (building blocks), where servers in each pod share similar characteristics, whether these characteristics are similar hardware, similar SLAs provided to the customer (internal or external), and so on. This is different from building separate silos for each business unit....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Get High Performance and Flexibility at a Compelling Value With the Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch

    Commercial customers are experiencing rapid storage growth, primarily as a result of email, database, and backup and archive applications and compliance and regulatory requirements. For a business to be competitive in the current economic environment, its IT department must adapt to limit Capital Expenditures (CapEx) while optimizing Operating Expenses (OpEx)....

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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 // 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 // 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 // Jan 2010

    Advanced Security Management in Metro Ethernet Networks

    With the rapid increase in bandwidth and the introduction of advanced IP services including voice, high-speed internet access, and video/IPTV, consumers are more vulnerable to malicious users than ever. In recent years, providing safe and sound networks and services have been the zenith priority for service providers and network carriers...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Configuring and Troubleshooting VoIP Monitoring

    Cisco software products for IP contact centers have the ability to silently monitor and record calls between contact center agents and customers. The configuration of various network components can be complex. Misconfiguration will lead to the feature failing to work properly. This white paper is intended to take the mystery...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Design Guide for Cisco Unity Virtualization

    Virtualization has emerged as a leading trend in the data center. Organizations are embracing the virtualized data center for a variety of reasons, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), consolidation, operational efficiency and flexibility, disaster recovery and business continuity, security, and reduced carbon footprint. Cisco is committed to leading the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Data Center Top-of-Rack Architecture Design

    Data centers are undergoing a fundamental shift. Application developments and server virtualization are causing IT to seek a more flexible, efficient, and available infrastructure that can dynamically adapt to the needs of the business. To achieve this vision, data center architectures are changing to become more modular, so that data...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Case Studies on CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials Compliance Management

    The feature will help organizations automate a network configuration audit process that produces a detailed report of the devices and changes required to make the network compliant to defined policy. These required changes can be fed into the change approval process and upon approval automatically pushed out to the network...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Private Cloud Computing for Enterprises: Meet the Demands of High Utilization and Rapid Change

    Customers today can take the first step with Cisco toward cloud computing and private clouds, as the enterprise IT infrastructure evolves toward a cost-effective, ubiquitous, easily accessible, reliable and efficient utility service, with unified management for ease of delivery. Private clouds keep the benefits of cloud computing under the control...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    RFC 2544 Latency Testing on Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers

    This whitepaper examines and analyses traffic latency on the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers. The Cisco ASR 1000 has three forwarding engines known as Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Services Processors (ESPs). This paper will review the latency of two of those ESP forwarding engines, specifically the 10-Gbps Cisco ASR...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Quality of Service on the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E

    Quality of Service (QoS) is no longer an option in networks today; it has become a requirement due the extensive use of unified communications. The extensive QoS toolkit provided by the Supervisor Engine 6-E provides the ability to prioritize traffic through network enabling voice, video, and data traffic to flow...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Cisco Technical Knowledge Library

    The purpose of this paper is to provide information on the components that are the framework of the Cisco Technical Knowledge Library, how the service is deployed to allow content to be efficiently delivered to the end user, and how it is managed. Also, this paper will briefly cover how...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Security Considerations for SaaS Email: Overview of Cisco WebEx Mail Multi-Layer Security Model

    As enterprises increasingly turn to application outsourcing for the inherent cost and resource efficiencies, IT remains responsible for delivering the required uninterrupted capabilities to the business. When it comes to email, a foundational service for today's enterprises, an outsourced solution initially raises concerns about the loss of control over the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Virtual Machine Mobility With Vmware VMotion and Cisco Data Center Interconnect Technologies

    VMware has been the industry leader in virtualization technologies for the past decade and has brought to the data center several new features that enable faster and better provisioning of business-critical applications. One of the features is the VMware VMotion' technology that allows virtual machine mobility between two VMware vSphere...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Cisco Unified Communications: New Deployment Models for Communications and Collaboration

    According to a new survey by Forrester Research, 7 out of 10 enterprises are investing in collaboration solutions1 like unified communications. A majority of these organizations will outsource some or all of the software and hardware needed to enable their companies for collaboration. Today, there are many deployment options for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Advanced Security Management in Metro Ethernet Networks

    With the rapid increase in bandwidth and the introduction of advanced IP services including voice, high-speed internet access, and video/IPTV, consumers are more vulnerable to malicious users than ever. In recent years, providing safe and sound networks and services have been the zenith priority for service providers and network carriers...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Security Considerations White Paper for Cisco Smart Storage

    Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to provide file-based data storage services to other devices on the network. NAS can also be used to host web server, and other services (iTunes, MySQL, PHP, web DAV, etc.). NAS uses protocols such as SMB/CIFS (Server Message Block/ Common...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Unified Communications: IP Networks, Connecting People Anytime, Anywhere.

    Business communications in today's work culture is having a significant impact on how companies and people operate. People want information right now, want to share complex applications to brainstorm ideas, make decisions, etc. This is driven by global workforce, rapid travel and faster business cycles. Applications like instant messaging, IP...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Basic Network Design

    The main function of the manufacturing zone is to isolate critical services and applications that are important for the proper functioning of the production floor control systems from the enterprise network. This separation is usually achieved by a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The focus of this paper is only on the...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Why WebEx? Discover the Beneits of Real-Time Web Collaboration in Your Organization

    The global economy requires new ways of doing business. It simply is not feasible to travel to all locations to meet prospects, customers, and colleagues. It's inefficient, too expensive, and hampers productivity. Today's companies are global operations, with distributed workforces, worldwide clients, and round-the-clock customer support. When the workday ends...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cloud Computing for Financial Markets

    Enterprise IT is changing in the way that applications, information, content, compute, storage, and network is deployed and consumed. The move is toward the service delivery of IT through cloud computing, a dynamic and service-oriented infrastructure that allocates infrastructure supply to business demand as needed, just like a utility. The...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Cisco Prisma D-PON: Your DOCSIS-Based Fiber-to-the Home Solution

    Today consumers live in a brave new world of media technology. They channel surf program guides, not channels; they pause, rewind, and fast forward live television; they digitally record their favorite shows to view at their leisure. Today consumers not only download their favorite songs, they download on-demand programming and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    CISCO UNIFIED CALLMANAGER 5.1 TCP and UDP PORT USAGE

    This paper provides a list of the TCP and UDP ports that Cisco Unified CallManager 5.1 uses for intracluster connections and for communications with external applications or devices. It provides important information for the configuration of firewalls, Access Control Lists (ACLs), and quality of service (QoS) on a network when...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Cisco Unified Computing System Integration With Oracle e-Business Suite R12

    Oracle E-Business Suite running on the Cisco Unified Computing System will unite computing, network, storage access, and virtualization resources into a cohesive system. The Cisco Unified Computing System, based on industry standards, is designed to streamline data center resources, scale service delivery and radically reduce the number of devices requiring...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Realizing the Benefits Of Virtualization

    Virtualization has improved business agility. "The Cisco Nexus solution means that we can respond much faster to the needs of our customers," says Vassalli. As a result, the customer can now be confident of meeting new security compliance requirements, which means there is less risk to us in terms of...

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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 // 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 // Jan 2009

    Harnessing The Power Of 'Green IT' To Speed Business Transformation

    In tough economic times, many companies may feel tempted to put environmental sustainability and 'Green IT' issues aside. Financial pressure and deep cost-cutting dominate the corporate agenda. Governments are sensitive to the difficulties. Yet the great challenges of climate change, and how to create the low-carbon economy of the future,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud: Powered by the Network - What a Business Leader Must Know

    Cloud is a new computing paradigm that opens the door to bold new possibilities. In Cloud, IT resources and services are abstracted from the underlying infrastructure and provided on-demand and at scale in a multi-tenant environment. Cloud is already having a broad impact, with implications that are relevant even to...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Virtualization, Isolation and Encryption of IP Video Surveillance

    This paper demonstrates how to secure and logically separate an enterprise network to support IP Video Surveillance. The design described in this paper implements the concepts of virtualization, path isolation, and encryption at both branch and campus LAN/WAN. If remote users have a business requirement to view live and archived...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cloud Computing Overlay For Unified Service Delivery: Delivering Infrastructure-As-A-Service

    A top priority for many service providers today is entering the market for cloud computing services. A number of service providers are starting with "Infrastructure-as-a-Service" (IaaS) offerings that enable their customers to run workloads on the provider's infrastructure. Such offerings have also been called "Virtual infrastructure hosting" services. In order...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch Performance in Market-Data and Back-Office Data Delivery Environments

    In the capital markets industry today, significant growth in the levels of data traffic for pre- and post-trade information processing has become the norm. Addressing this continued and accelerating growth is a major challenge and concern for all involved. Those involved are looking at many technologies to stay on top...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Application Control: Using Zone-Based Firewall to Control Instant Messaging and Peer-to-Peer Applications

    Instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications are two of the most widely used applications on the Internet. Most organizations view these applications as frivolous ways to consume expensive resources, including employee time and network bandwidth. Furthermore, instant messaging and peer-to-peer networks can act as a conduit for malicious threats such as...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Using Cisco NAM Reporting With Cisco WAAS

    This paper describe the NAM 4.0 reports that can be leveraged for WAAS deployments. This whitepaper is intended for the use of Cisco NAM and Cisco WAAS field. Readers are assumed to be generally familiar with NAM and WAAS functionality. The following section in this paper will serve as introduction...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco Network Fabric: Expect More, Get More, Save More

    When most network managers hear the word virtualization, they immediately think of the data center. There is a tremendous need for virtualization in most data centers. By virtualizing servers and the data center infrastructure, businesses can realize considerable cost savings in terms of capital outlay, rack space, energy, and management...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Bright House Networks and Cisco: A Successful Approach to Tru2way Implementation for Cable MSOs

    Bright House Networks is a US-based cable operation with multiple systems located across the country. It has been quick to embrace advanced technologies, successfully positioning itself as a frontrunner in the development and deployment of services such as CallerID-on-TV, Video-on-Demand (VoD), and enhanced television services such as Start Over. Bright...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    P3 Healthcare ICT Investment Model : A How-To Guide for Executives and Healthcare Boards

    Every day, all over the world, health departments, hospital boards, CEOs, and healthcare investment bodies make decisions about healthcare funding. Most view healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT) - including clinical, administrative, diagnostic, and imaging technologies - as a black hole that swallows millions of investment dollars with limited, visible...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Presence: Empowering Customer Care

    This white paper, intended for business decision makers, describes how organizations and businesses can harness the power of presence to improve their customer care. Scenarios like these are integral to the future of customer care, and they are available today with products such as Cisco Unified Expert Advisor, which increases...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Operational Efficiency on Cisco Catalyst Switches

    Cisco Catalyst switches include a number of technological capabilities that can help improve the operational efficiency of the organization's network. Investment protection is an important part of the Cisco Catalyst switching product development objective, providing better returns for customers that invest in this networking platform. Green enhancements are important concerns...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Environmental Sustainability in the Public Sector: Take Advantage of the Network

    The IP network can significantly enhance environmental sustainability in government and education. Progress has been hampered by murky definitions and confusion about priorities. Is the main goal of environmental sustainability in the public sector to reduce energy consumption in the data center? Recycle? Reduce carbon emissions? Governments and educational institutions...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files - Back Up Your Most Valuable Data: Current Work Files

    Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files is like an insurance policy, protecting against data loss and providing a much higher degree of protection than daily backup systems and user-managed manual backup processes can offer. Employees no longer have to risk losing a day's worth of work, because files are backed...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) 144

    The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) 1440 is a new and exciting innovation on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches that effectively allows the clustering of two or more physical chassis together into a single, logical entity. This technology allows for new enhancements in all areas of...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Competitive SAN Local Switching Solution: Limiting Scalability, Not Improving It

    Local switching is switching in which traffic does not traverse the backplane of a switch but rather stays on a line card. This concept is positioned as a method for increasing the available bandwidth of a line card or reducing traffic on the backplane of a device. While the concept...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cisco Delivers Enterprise-Class Fibre Channel Blade Switch Solution

    The blade server market is the fastest growing segment of the server market, with a year-to-year growth rate of 30 percent according to IDC. Server consolidation and virtualization are primary causes of the growth in blade server and blade switch deployments. In addition, the SAN attach rate for blade servers...

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