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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    School District Enhances Collaboration While Reducing Costs

    The Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District consists of two high schools and a district office. Their major goal was to eliminate the $8,000 to $10,000 that the district spent annually for telephone extension moves, adds, and changes. They need to increase administrative efficiency, reduce voice system costs and...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Accelerate Time to Services and Service Revenue, and New High-Margin Business Offerings With a Secure, Agile Cloud Environment

    Service providers today require solid business justification and thorough planning before embarking on expensive, although potentially revenue-generating, IT changes to create service innovation, enhance service delivery, expand service range and richness, and enable third-party service integration. Cloud computing - IT resources and services that are comes from the underlying infrastructure...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Radiology Services Provider Creates Highly Available Environment

    NightHawk Radiology Services wanted to ensure availability of critical healthcare service and minimize data center costs. The challenge was to avoid service disruption during transition. NightHawk Radiology Services deployed Cisco Unified Computing System, using services from WWT, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, and Cisco Advanced Services and used Cisco Nexus...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Service Provider Adopts New Architecture

    Hellas Online (HOL) is a retail services provider that services more than 350,000 people and provides fixed-telecom services such as hosting, storage and email. The company recently adopted a new architecture to create differentiating services in the market. The idea was to grow more at a faster rate. Therefore, a...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Innovating Existing Data Centers and Greenfield Sites

    Formed in 2005 as part of the Fiat Group, Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) is the driving force behind the group's successful ranges of vehicles, industrial machinery, marine engines, and power generators. Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) wanted to deliver new efficiencies through consolidation and extending virtualization capabilities, while also protecting legacy...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Virtualizing Cisco Unity Messaging on VMware ESX

    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 // Apr 2010

    EMA: The Journey to Unified Computing

    The demands of today's data center are vastly different than they were just five years ago. Advances in virtualization have finally brought a truly adaptive data center within your grasp. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is an innovative set of technologies that will meet the requirements of your data center...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Using Cisco NAM Hardware in a WAAS Deployment: Deployment Guide

    Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) is a powerful application acceleration and WAN optimization solution that optimizes the performance of TCP-based applications operating in a WAN environment This optimization allows IT organizations to consolidate costly branch-office servers and storage in centrally managed data centers and to deploy new applications directly...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cisco TelePresence - Complimentary Calculator and Meeting Offer

    Experience Cisco TelePresence for yourself and discover impressive productivity, efficiency, and collaboration advantages. Conduct a business meeting using Cisco TelePresence at a location near you and see how quickly Cisco TelePresence can pay for itself. Learn how to connect with people in ways never before possible.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cisco TelePresence Solutions - Collaboration for Everyone, Everywhere

    To thrive today, you have to collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers globally at a moment's notice. Cisco TelePresence creates a live, face-to-face communication experience that empowers you to meet, share content, create high-quality video recordings, scale the influence of your experts, and deliver powerful personalized services. And you...

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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 // 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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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cisco 40-Gbps DWDM Solutions: Boost Capacity and Flexibility the Smart Way

    The Exabyte Era is upon us. Cisco research indicates that the total volume of worldwide IP traffic is doubling every two years. By 2011, the world's IP networks will transport 29 exabytes of traffic - equivalent to 144 times the total amount of printed data that exists today - each...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cisco Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Access Control

    The benefits of using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions - software solutions delivered via the cloud-computing model - are clear for many organizations, and can include significant cost savings and greater workforce productivity. However, adoption of these services also presents a major challenge for IT administrators: managing access control. Without effective management...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    IP Over DWDM: Empower Your Next-Generation Optical Network

    Cisco uniquely offers routing systems as well as DWDM transport with an integrated IPoDWDM solution. With the Cisco Transport Controller and the Cisco Transport Manager, both the Cisco CRS-1 and ONS 15454 can be managed through the same common graphical interfaces. By means of the Virtual Transponder feature, it is...

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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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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software Session Initiation Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

    Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) implementation in Cisco IOS Software that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of an affected device when SIP operation is enabled. Remote code execution may also be possible. Cisco has released free software updates that address these...

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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 // Mar 2010

    Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software IPsec Vulnerability

    A malformed Internet Key Exchange (IKE) packet may cause a device running Cisco IOS Software to reload. Only Cisco 7200 Series and Cisco 7301 routers running Cisco IOS software with a VPN Acceleration Module 2+ (VAM2+) installed are affected. Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability. Only...

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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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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Pushing the Limits of Texting in India With Cisco ACE

    Comviva is a leading provider of integrated VAS solutions to mobile communities. Comviva wanted to improve the roll-out times of messaging services under demanding deadlines and increase the performance and availability of messaging applications. The challenge was to meet and exceed Service Level Agreements (SLA). Comviva deployed Cisco Application Control...

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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...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • 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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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Technology Provider Builds Secure Network to Support Global Clients

    ADP Dealer Services is a known organization that provides world class dealer management systems, IT solutions and consulting services to automotive dealerships around the world. The company manages the network infrastructure of many of its clients, therefore it becomes essential for them to make use of a high level secure...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Healthcare Organization Lowers Costs, Increases Availability

    Formed in 1998, Exempla Healthcare is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that operates three hospitals and a network of clinics in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Exempla Healthcare reduces 5-year total cost of ownership by US$1.58 million and helps to ensure availability of critical healthcare information system. The challenge was to...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Healthcare Provider Increases Business Agility

    Based in North Carolina, Moses Cone Health System offers a range of services, including cardiovascular care, the latest cancer treatments, rehabilitation neurology, and trauma care, in both hospital and outpatient settings. Moses Cone Health System deployed Cisco Unified Computing System, engaging Cisco Advanced Services for planning, design, and implementation and...

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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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    IT Provider for Churches Builds New Green Data Center

    With support from T-Systems, EDV-Centrum fur Kirche und Diakonie (ECKD) is building a next-generation data center. Following the same architecture as the Cisco Data Center 3.0 Vision, the new center will use Cisco Nexus switches, a first for the church sector, and the innovative Unified Computing System (UCS). The result...

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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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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Leading Trading Platform in India Delivers Enhanced Application Performance With Cisco

    The Karvy Group is one of the leading trading platforms operating in India today. Founded in 1983, it grew out of Hyderabad to become a member of the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange. The Karvy Group wanted to increase the availability and performance of its...

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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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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Building Materials Company Virtualizes SAP Applications

    Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. wanted to build highly available SAP application environment and minimize operational costs. The challenge was to increase business agility. Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. implemented Cisco Unified Computing System and provisioned server blades as VMware ESX hosts and deployed SAP NetWeaver Portal applications and SAP...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Beverage Distributor Virtualizes Data Center

    Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated is the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, with territories in 11 states and serving more than 18 million consumers. Coca-Cola Bottling Company wanted 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity without the expense of building a new data center. Coca Cola Bottling Company built a new...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2008

    Italian Cement manufacturer Builds Enterprise-Wide, Innovative Collaboration With Cisco Data Center Networking Solution

    Colacem SpA, part of the Financo Group, is one of Italy's top three cement materials manufacturers producing common (gray) cement, white cement, masonry cement and hydrated lime. Colacem SpA wanted to rapidly expand business especially internationally and deploy new manufacturing automation and business applications such as SAP. The challenge was...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2008

    Construction Materials Provider Centralizes Branch-Office Servers With Cisco Data Center Solutions

    Lafarge North America is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. Lafarge wanted to reduce branch-office server and storage costs and centralize storage into the data center. The challenge was to reduce number of vendors to help ensure best compatibility. Lafarge used WAN optimization...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Storage Manufacturer Virtualizes Data Center Applications

    A global company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions. The company decided to consolidate those two data centers and build a new data center on the East Coast, both because of the region's lower power costs and for disaster recovery. NetApp met the business...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Service Provider Transforms Evidence Management in Law Enforcement

    TASER wanted to introduce innovative service to transform policing and digital multimedia evidence management and scale to manage exabytes of evidentiary data. The challenge was to protect sensitive law enforcement information from unauthorized disclosure and protect integrity of evidence. TASER deployed Cisco Unified Computing System in redundant data centers and...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2008

    Information Technology and Services Firm SRA International Reduces Branch IT Costs

    SRA solves complex problems of global significance for clients in the national security, civil government and global health markets. SRA wanted to ensure LAN-like application performance for remote users across 48 global sites and high costs to manage islands of local servers, storage, patch management. The challenge was hard to...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Call Center Deploys Virtual Blade Technology to Streamline Infrastructure

    Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, LiveOps provides the leading on-demand call center platform that provides greater flexibility, quality, scalability, and control than traditional call center technology providers. Network availability was reaching its limits and existing blade switching solution was complex and required extensive training and re-training. More space-effective environment was...

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  • Case Studies // May 2008

    Information Solutions Provider Upgrades to Cisco 4Gbps FICON Switching and Storage Infrastructure in Record Time

    Thomson Transaction Services (TTS) wanted to complete overhaul of FICON SAN infrastructure in less than two months without disrupting service or interfering with daily business and increase workload performance, administrative efficiencies, and service availability to customers. The challenge was to increase FICON SAN ports with integrated FICON extension capabilities to...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    German Scientifc R&D Center Builds Next Generation Data Center to Manage 1PB a Week Data Throughput

    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a research centre of the Helmholtz Association in Germany, is one of the world's leading centers for research in the structure of matter and for photon science. There was demand to analyze huge volumes of scientific data doubling every year and existing networking resources unable to manage...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    European Consumer Electronics Giant Drives Up Cost Savings, Efficiency and Revenue Growth Opportunities With Next Generation Data Center

    Mediamarket is the largest consumer electronic goods retailer in Italy and fourth in Europe. Mediamarket wanted Business to expand at 15 percent every year and retail outlets, needing IT support, increasing by 15 percent a year. The challenge was to avoid expensive network investment to support business growth. Mediamarket deployed...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Auto Dealership Boosts Branch Efficiency

    Larry H. Miller Group wanted to slow application performance at branch locations and there was need for increased IT efficiency across data center and branch locations. The challenge was the WAN latency, bandwidth capacity limitations. Larry H. Miller Group deployed Microsoft Windows Server on Cisco Wide Area Application Services (Windows...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Retailer Prepares for the Future While Reducing Costs

    Slumberland, Inc. wanted to implement cost-effective data center server platform and support more servers without adding staff. The challenge was to decrease operational costs. Slumberland, Inc. deployed Cisco Unified Computing System, engaging Cisco Advanced Services for planning and design and continued using existing storage area network and Cisco MDS 9134...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Retailer Simplifies Management of Microsoft Environment

    Slumberland, Inc. wanted to decrease operational costs and efficiently manage Microsoft operating systems and applications. The challenge was to implement cost-effective data center server platform. Slumberland, Inc. deployed Cisco Unified Computing System, engaging Cisco Advanced Services for planning and design and integrated with Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft System Center Management...

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  • Case Studies // May 2008

    Law Firm Protects Confidential Client Information

    For more than 70 years, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (WWR) has been a leader in providing collection services and legal representation to creditors. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, WWR is the largest creditor's rights law firm in the United States. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis (WWR) wanted to protect confidential client records...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2009

    University Selects Director-Class Switches to Create a New Scalable SAN

    East Carolina University wanted to establish a SAN with a high-performance, scalable director-class storage switching infrastructure to accommodate the technology demands of the university's data infrastructure and create a second SAN fabric to maintain high availability and maximize uptime. East Carolina University created a SAN fabric to improve performance and...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Cisco Provides Bright Future for Hong Kong Education Sector

    The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) wanted to optimize application delivery for 150 application servers and increase network bandwidth to accommodate media-rich applications, mobile and remote access. The challenge was to simplify and prepare institute's network to support Hong Kong's new academic structure with mobile learning and multimedia applications....

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    Naples University Set to Bring Scientific R&D to Market Faster With High Performance Computing

    Naples University wanted to maintain a reputation as a leading scientific research and development center and increase the potential to attract new funding and investment in innovation. The challenge was to utilize existing computing resources more effectively. Naples University deployed Cisco High Performance Data Center, Cisco Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Large Multidisciplinary University Regains Control of Desktop Applications

    Seattle University (SU) wanted to have short desktop computer lifecycles, difficult management of the desktop application environment, and high operating expenses and have inability to meet specific, real-time software application requests from professors, students, and college deans. The challenge was to disconnect between desktops, applications, and data within the data...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2008

    Stanford University Dramatically Expands Compute Capacity

    Stanford University wanted to provide enough compute power for the in-progress and up-coming scientific research projects. and maintain Stanford's position of industry leader, which is required to attract the best talent and funding. The challenge was to work within the physical limitations surrounding space and power on campus. Stanford University...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    University Improves Data Center Services Delivery

    Part of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, UNC Charlotte (UNCC) enrolls more than 22,300 students and 900 full-time faculty. The university expects to increase enrollment by 10,000 students and add 150 faculty members by 2015. University of North Carolina wanted to prepare for more students, faculty, and data...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    University of Salerno Builds Next Generation Data Center to Improve Education Services

    The University of Salerno, in Southern Italy, wanted to maintain a reputation for providing high quality, high performance education support services and meet the demand for more and better computer services and applications. The challenge was to increase access to educational resources without increasing risk to system security. The University...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2009

    Australia's Oldest University Aims for Excellence With New Data Center Architecture

    The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia's first university, and has an international reputation for outstanding teaching, as a center of research excellence and as an active and engaged community leader. Sydney University wanted to increase network bandwidth and capacity in new data center and unify storage and...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Nov 2008

    Airport Seals Off Sensitive Information to Protect Passengers

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is one of the busiest airports in the United States, serving more than 11.4 million passengers in 2007. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport wanted to strengthen protection against internal and external threats and reduces IT administrative requirements. The challenge was to streamline regulatory compliance efforts. Cleveland...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Major Medical Institution Safeguards Open Academic Network

    Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) wanted to protect against malware in open academic environment and reduce manual administration requirements and costs. The challenge was to improve efficiency of remote access administration. Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) deployed Cisco network security solutions to protect and control computing environment and offered enhanced...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Healthcare Provider Builds Secure Network From the Ground Up

    Brooks Rehabilitation is a major provider of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, serving thousands of patients throughout Florida and Georgia. Brooks Rehabilitation wanted to build high-performance and secure healthcare network and protect private patient information. The challenge was to streamline labor-intensive security audits. Brooks Rehabilitation implemented new routing, switching, security...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // May 2008

    Medical Center Boosts Security to Deliver Excellent Care

    Blessing Hospital wanted to provide stronger, more reliable protection against malicious code and network attacks and extend clinical applications and information to the bedside. The challenge was to improve application performance at remote clinic sites. Blessing Hospital replaced previous security technologies with more robust solutions and implemented secure, highly reliable...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Aug 2008

    Community Bank Builds Proactive Protection Against Malicious Threats

    River City Bank wanted to protect sensitive financial data and customer information and improve visibility into real-time network security status. The challenge was to comply with strict government and regulatory requirements. River City Bank replaced Cisco PIX Firewalls with Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances to provide advanced firewall...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    One of Nation's Most "Unwired" Campuses Blocks Malware for Wireless Users

    Trinity University wanted to reduce malware and virus infections and enforce security policies for wireless users. The challenge was to strengthen security without impeding academic freedom. Trinity University deployed Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) to identify and remediate machines with malware and vulnerabilities before they are admitted to the network.

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    University Improves Network Security and IT Efficiency

    John Carroll University wanted to balance need for academic openness with need to protect information and assets and reduce virus and worm outbreaks. The challenge was to improve efficiency of IT security personnel. John Carroll University deployed Cisco security solutions to help ensure that all PCs connecting to the network...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    Building Supplier Gains New Visibility Into Network Environment

    Pacific Coast Companies provides IT and administrative services for the Pacific Coast Building Products family of companies, one of the largest suppliers of building materials and supplies in the United States. Pacific Coast Companies wanted to protect mission-critical supply chain applications from downtime due to network attacks and guard against...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jul 2008

    Utility Overhauls Network Defenses to Boost Control and Visibility

    Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation (JOEMC) wanted to protect network against malicious threats and implement tighter controls over third-party vendor access. The challenge was to streamline labor-intensive malware defense processes and address PCI Compliance more efficiently. JOEMC upgraded network defenses with firewall, virtual private network, access control, intrusion prevention, and security...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    "In the Cloud" Information Technology Creates New Opportunities for Network Service Providers

    For the past several years, incumbent telecommunications Service Providers (SPs1) have faced a decline in core legacy revenues, such as fixed-line voice and legacy packet data services in the enterprise and small- and medium-sized business (SMB) markets, which has forced them to move into adjacent markets primarily through acquisitions. Data...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Trusted Internet Connection Architecture for Single Service Providers

    As federal agencies plan their migration toward compliance with the OMB mandate to consolidate Internet connections and reduce exposure to cyber threats, two architectural challenges must be addressed. First is the consolidation or elimination of these connections, which could require a new, scalable Internet portal architecture that meets all security...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Video Quality Assurance Across IP Networks: Challenges, Requirements & Winning Strategies

    As customers demand increasing flexibility to receive video services anywhere and anytime with the best possible quality of service, cable operators of all types have deployed IP next-generation networks, which provide new levels of scalability, flexibility and fault resilience, while acting as a platform for the rapid deployment of new...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco Virtual Office Express Deployment Guide

    Cisco Virtual Office Express is a solution that provides secure, rich network services to workers at locations outside the traditional corporate office, including part-time teleworkers, workers in small offices, and mobile workers. Compared to Cisco Virtual Office, Cisco Virtual Office Express has a simplified headend and management architecture, thus enabling...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Cisco ASR 9000 Series High Availability: Continuous Network Operations

    As a market leader in networking solutions, Cisco takes advantage of years of experience in developing network high-availability solutions. At the system level, the Cisco ASR 9000 provides distributed hardware architecture with redundant RSPs, switch fabric, line cards, power supplies, and fan trays. Adding Cisco IOS XR Software support for...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Priority Flow Control: Build Reliable Layer 2 Infrastructure

    This paper describes Priority Flow Control (PFC), one of the functions of IEEE 802.1 Data Center Bridging, introduced to address reliability at Layer 2 on the Ethernet medium. PFC enables lossless semantics for a subset of the Layer 2 flows carried on an Ethernet segment. The subset of flows subject...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Internet Protocol and Radio Frequency Networks: Creating Robust Military Networks

    Only by choosing which underlying mechanisms to standardize and taking action on that decision can it creates a level of connectivity within tactical military internetworks that it takes for granted in the public Internet. Standardization is the core of the Radio Aware Routing concept. It will make it possible to...

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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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