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  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Ways Cisco is Transforming Video

    Video conferencing is becoming the tool for collaboration. It’s being adopted quickly, and the demand for affordable, easy-to-use video endpoints is ramping up for every desk, every team room, and every home office. Download this white paper to learn how Cisco is trasforming the way organizations collaborate.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    How-To Guide: Creating Exceptionally Collaborative Workplaces

    In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top 5 workplace trends are: Flexibility and...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Top 5 Trends That are Transforming Customer Service

    These days, customer service is far more than a simple phone call. Today’s customers want to be taken care of at any time, in any location, on any device. Yesterday’s solutions aren’t enough. Here are five important trends to keep up with in customer service.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Washington Schools Implement Desktop Virtualization Solution

    The Richland School District serves the cities of Richland and West Richland, in the southeast region of the state of Washington. Their challenges are to reduce downtime associated with maintenance, repairs, and upgrades, cost-effectively upgrade and update 4500 computers across 15 schools and implement flexible solution that can scale to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    College Lowers Desktop Costs in Computer Labs by 30 Percent with Virtual Desktops

    Volunteer State Community College is a publicly supported two-year community college located in Gallatin, Tennessee. Their challenges are to support growing student population while reducing operational costs, cost-effectively refresh computer labs to comply with state mandate for computer-based instruction and free up time for IT team to focus on online...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Contact Center Provider Grows Revenue with Collaboration

    Afni is a contact center company that helps global telecommunications, cable, insurance and healthcare service companies. Their challenges are to refresh legacy communications infrastructure to take advantage of global growth opportunities, improve quality and efficiency of customer interactions and scale cost effectively and enable new business opportunities. They chose Cisco...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Irish Bank Gains Flexibility with New Call Center Solution

    Allied Irish Bank is a full-service bank based in Dublin, Ireland, that offers a range of business and personal banking services. Their challenges are to eliminate isolated systems that increased contact center costs and reduced effectiveness, gain more flexibility deploying contact center agents to satellite offices and ease reporting on...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    How Cisco IT Deployed Cisco WebEx Cloud Connected Audio

    Cisco employees have increasingly used online web conferences in place of in-person meetings and audio-only conference calls. Their challenges are to support employees' rapidly growing use of audio and web conferences by transitioning to Cisco WebEx services and create network design to support shift from inbound to outbound calls for...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Data Virtualization Streamlines Project Management

    Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. Their challenges are to obtain a comprehensive view of the background, current status and availability of all human assets, to gain visibility into personnel and project information and to create a uniform standard for running and managing ongoing...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Saving Critical Workloads

    In fifteen years, Peak 10 has grown into a major provider of cloud, managed, data center and network services. The company collaborates with customers across a wide range of industries to find the solutions that work best for them. Their challenges are to deliver reliable, managed disaster recovery as a...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Manufacturer Unifies Workforce and Enhances Customer Interactions

    Pella Corporation offers a broad range of quality residential and commercial windows and doors for new construction and remodeling projects. Their challenges are to increase customer satisfaction with contact center experience, maintain people-centric culture as enterprise grows and simplify IT. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    University Lowers Barriers, Fortifies Security with Virtualization

    University of British Columbia founders established B.C.'s first university to help transform a frontier province into a prosperous contributor to the nation. Their challenges are lack of campus network capacity constrained flexible use of resources and proliferating department-level firewalls slowed performance and hampered troubleshooting. They chose Cisco to overcome these...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Network Virtualization Transforms Busy Airport

    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the airport oversight and operations department for the city of Los Angeles, owns and operates three airports. Their challenges are to improve network services for LAWA employees and airport tenants, improve airport security through expanded video surveillance and improve network security for different user groups....

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Transforming to an Engaged and Connected City

    Economic opportunity and a reputation as "Canada's safest city" have boosted the City of Mississauga's population to nearly 800,000 residents, and its growing fast. Their challenges are to provide open and accessible government, enable decisions through research and analytics, create a connected and engaged workforce and improve services through innovation....

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    A New Framework for Transforming IT

    As the global economy recovers, financial institutions are seeing new growth and fiercer competition. That's certainly true for Skipton Building Society, the UKs fourth-largest building society. In 2013, the organization made strong advances in customer count, savings balances and pretax profits. Their challenges are complex IT processes slowed responsiveness to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    An IT Transformation for Power Outage Management

    Long Island Power Authority, a non-profit municipal electric provider, owns the retail electric transmission. Their challenges are to enable faster, more accurate data access to support a new storm process and power outage management system to help enhance employee efficiency. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Best Practices for Building a Mobility Strategy

    The era of mobility is here. Line-of-business managers and IT leaders must consider how to evolve the business to maximize the new opportunities created by mobility. Mobile computing represents the most significant shift in IT since the birth of computing. Organizations that embrace this shift can gain a significant advantage...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    5 Tips for Wireless and BYOD

    BYOD and mobility continues to be one of the most influential trends reshaping the landscape of the mobile enterprise and the evolution of IT organizations. If your company needs to deploy mobile devices, read on!

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Dec 2014

    Wireless Network Connects 50-Acre Campus

    "Recognized by 28 national awards, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) is one of the top high schools in the United States and the largest career and technical high school in New Jersey. Their challenges are to support one-to-one laptop initiative, upgrade wireless network to support thousands of devices simultaneously and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Infographic - Accelerating 40G Adoption

    An Infographic from Cisco looking at accelerating 40G adoption. It explores the trends driving the 40G upgrades as well as what it means for you Data Center. Download this Infographic to learn more.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Why the Nexus 9000 Switching Series Offers the Highest Availability and Reliability Measured in MTBF?

    With 2014 and 2015 being the years of open networking pilots and deployments, respectively, much focus was on the upcoming announcements of high-density 40GbE spine switches from Cisco’s Nexus 9000 series, Arista’s 7500E and HP’s 11900/12900. The new generation of hybrid switching leverages the forwarding and power efficiency gains afforded...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Migrating Your Data Center to an Application Centric Infrastructure

    Organizations everywhere recognize that changing application environments are creating new demands for the IT infrastructure, causing a transformation within the data center. There is a need to address key business and technological transitions in terms of application delivery and consumption. As such, data center managers are assessing what new capabilities...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Nexus at a Glance

    The Cisco ACI makes IT more agile by reducing application deployment time. It does this by providing a common programmable automation and management framework for network, application, security, and virtualization teams. Cisco ACI is built on a fabric foundation that combines hardware, software, and ASIC innovations into an integrated system....

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    Powerful Business Support

    Serving over half a million customers, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) is currently the only electricity utility on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Their challenges are to reduce operating expenses for IT support, increase speed and efficiency of SAP applications and standardize data centers on single solution. They chose...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Unleashing IT ACI Special Edition Article

    Virtualization, cloud, and mobility are opening new avenues in the IT world and could require infrastructure changes. The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) is the future of networking with a holistic architecture, centralized automation, and policy-driven application profiles. Featured customers weigh in on their decision to implement Cisco...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Transform your business by adopting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

    The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric architecture brings a revolutionary policy-based approach to data center networks with the introduction of the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). Enhancements introduced in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series facilitate programmability of the fabric according...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Whitepaper - Next Gen Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud with ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

    The pace of change in IT systems is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Organizations are constantly seeking to simplify and optimize their IT infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative to get a competitive advantage. IDC has quantified the network-related...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Infographic - Why Choose Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

    An infographic explaining application deployment at the speed of business. Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is application aware, enables dynamic application instantiation and removal, and is capable of supporting physical, virtual, and cloud integration with full management visibility. Download this infographic to understand how ACI can boost the efficiency of your...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    Case Study - Accelerating Productivity with Cisco ACI

    Learn how Infrastructure-as-a-Service company simplified its data center using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach. Adopting Cisco's ACI, NetApp experienced: • Improvements in the density of throughput and cost per port • Increased productivity of the infrastructure • Integrated visibility and intelligence • Agility enablement of the entire application infrastructure...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Research // Nov 2014

    Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Overview

    Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is an innovative architecture that radically simplifies, optimizes, and accelerates the entire application deployment lifecycle. This report provides a brief overview of Cisco ACI along with, • Infrastructure problems addressed • Main ACI Components • Benefits of ACI • ACI Services Download this report to learn more.

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    Innovating Italian Logistics Market with Cloud

    Artoni Trasporti serves 13,000 clients and handles 30,000 daily shipments via 35 branches and 35 partners. Operations must be visible in real-time. Anytime, anyplace. In the warehouse, in the office, and on the road. Their challenges are to protect business continuity with more agile and lower-cost IT model. They chose...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Oct 2014

    Evolved Data Centers for Transforming Companies

    Calligaris Spa is a historical Friulian company that has been engaged in the production of home furnishings since 1923, and it's one of the most well-known Italian brands worldwide in the field of home design. Their challenges are innovating the data center network infrastructure, ensuring higher performance by reducing management...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Oct 2014

    Fitness Company Builds Secure Data Center

    Beachbody, creator of one of the nation's most popular in-home fitness and weight loss solutions, was founded in 1998. Their challenges are to disparate network without standardized platform hindered growth, isolated data, security, and telecom didn't allow single-pane network view and manual configuration and management of firewalls required intensive time....

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Top Ways to Optimize Your Contact Centre Investment

    Improving the customer experience to strengthen loyalty is a top goal for global brands. And because contact centres are typically a once-in-a-decade investment, the stakes are high. Picking the right platform and the right partner is proven to: Improve customer satisfaction Lower cost per call Increase first contact resolution ...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Cisco Collaboration: Giving Small and Medium Organisations a Head Start

    Simple, affordable collaboration solutions are making it easier for people to work more effectively, on any device, and from any location: in the office, at home, or on the move. Nowhere is this more evident than in small and medium organisations where more and more businesses are seizing new opportunities...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Infographic: Customers Have Changed the Way They Interact. Has your Contact Centre?

    Customers now communicate across multiple emerging channels and devices. This isn’t a vision of the future – it’s happening right now. The research shows that customers have and are in love with the technology. What’s more, their preferences are becoming well established, so if you are not accessible in...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2014

    Bank Migrates Two Data Centers to Support Long-Term Growth

    Banco de Guayaquil is Ecuador's second-largest private bank, serving approximately 1.6 million customers with an extensive network of 4000 neighborhood banks, 200 national offices. Their challenges are to migrating two data centers to achieve greater geographical redundancy, complete project on time, on budget, with no impact on users and find...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Making Life Easier at a Banking Sector Firm

    Bellevue Group has a focus on corporate banking and asset management. Their challenges are to improve compliance, enhance services, cut complexity and have high availability. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco unified data center architecture, collaboration, security and wireless. The results of implementing Cisco were...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    National Newsagent Catapults Supply Chain into 21st Century

    Opresa is one of the region's leading newsagents and tobacco retailers. Their challenges are manual sales reporting with inadequate communications facilities between sales outlets and headquarters and in-efficient supply chain processes and inability to take advantage of economies of scale with major suppliers. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Wi-Fi Means Rapid Growth for Mobile Advertising Innovator

    Velti has emerged as a leading player in this global boom, providing mobile advertising technology and solutions. Their challenges are to enhance business agility through quicker set-up of new offices anywhere, decrease provisioning time for mobile workforce and reduce capital expenditure and accelerate secure collaboration and communication within and between...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Ways Cisco is Transforming Video

    Video conferencing is becoming the tool for collaboration. It’s being adopted quickly, and the demand for affordable, easy-to-use video endpoints is ramping up for every desk, every team room, and every home office. Download this white paper to learn how Cisco is trasforming the way organizations collaborate.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    How-To Guide: Creating Exceptionally Collaborative Workplaces

    In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top 5 workplace trends are: Flexibility and...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Top 5 Trends That are Transforming Customer Service

    These days, customer service is far more than a simple phone call. Today’s customers want to be taken care of at any time, in any location, on any device. Yesterday’s solutions aren’t enough. Here are five important trends to keep up with in customer service.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Global Study: The Benefits and Barriers to Video Collaboration Adoption

    Video collaboration technologies are reinventing the workplace by allowing people to meet virtually, efficiently, and reliably from nearly any point on the globe. And although it has become widely accepted that video collaboration helps businesses significantly through reduced travel, benefits such as building trust, improving group collaboration, and increasing competitive...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing the Real Cost of On-Demand Enterprise Cloud Services With Chargeback Models

    Enterprises today are looking to cloud computing to help them better deliver existing as well as new, innovative services on demand across network, computing, and storage resources - at reduced cost. Cloud computing - IT resources and services that are abstracted from the underlying infrastructure, pooled, and then provided on...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Delivering Network-Based Application Visibility

    In today's global, interdependent marketplace, companies increasingly are turning to networked applications to support their most critical business processes. Organizations continue migrating to more distributed workflow models that connect employees, customers, trading partners, and external vendors. These network-based models have demonstrated a tremendous potential to reduce risk, speed time to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Planning the Migration of Enterprise Applications to the Cloud

    Evaluating applications, designing migration plans, and migrating applications to a targeted cloud computing model or models is a demanding task. It requires detailed application migration process design experience and deep understanding of cloud computing models as well as detailed knowledge of how the applications interact with both each other, the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cisco Reputation Filtering: Providing New Levels of Network Security

    Today's sophisticated, blended threats can exploit three or four different communications vehicles before they launch full-scale attacks on unprepared enterprise networks. This paper, written for IT managers and executives, examines the new security risks for today's borderless enterprise networks, and describes how cloud-based Cisco Security Intelligence Operations and powerful, comprehensive...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Fast Forward to Ethernet Exchange Networks

    With the rapid growth of network-intensive applications, such as video, and the expanding adoption of smartphone devices, both supported by Third-Generation (3G) and Fourth-Generation (4G) networks, carriers are tapping into the reliability and speed of Ethernet to interconnect multiple service providers beyond the boundaries of their service footprints. In this...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Mobile Access Indoor Wireless Solution and Cisco WLANs

    The purpose of the paper is to show that the Mobile Access access pod and the Cisco Aironet access point can share the same Cisco WLAN infrastructure including the CAT-5e/6 cable run while each solution maintains complete functional performance. Mobile Access is a Cisco Developer Networks partner with Cisco Systems...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    CFM Service Diagnostics Scripts for Integrated Services Routers

    Cisco CFM Service Diagnostics offers a collection of powerful onboard diagnostic tools to identify commonly encountered network problems, provide real-time alerts, automatically collect relevant information, and conduct root cause analysis. These Connectivity Fault Management Diagnostics Scripts run over the EEM (Embedded Event Manager) Infrastructure. EEM brings the management capability inside...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Virtualized SAP Solution Using Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC CLARiiON Storage

    SAP provides a comprehensive range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to empower every aspect of commerce and increase operational efficiency. Customers use SAP services either through an IT-deployed model or through a hosted model, with the former being the more common platform. Traditional deployments have SAP installed on...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    University of Arizona Increases Flexibility While Reducing Total Cost of Ownership With Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

    IT departments are moving away from expensive monolithic network and server infrastructures to flexible, dynamic architectures to reduce complexity and cost. This transition includes moving from multiple, parallel networks to one standards-based low-latency, high-bandwidth network. In mid 2009, the University of Arizona transitioned to a unified fabric supporting both data...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Using VMware VMmark Benchmark Results to Compare the Virtualization Performance of Servers

    The VMware VMmark benchmark is a benchmark designed by VMware to model a server consolidation scenario. The original benchmark specification and test harness for VMmark 1.0 was published in 2007 and modeled the standard workloads found in the data center at the time: a database server, a file server, a...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Integrated DPI and Cisco In-Line Services: Optimize the Flow of Traffic and Monetize Your Network

    Mobile operators, from cell phone companies to ISPs, are faced with two challenges: how to optimize and monetize their networks. With mobile broadband traffic projected to increase up to 35 times its current volume by 2015, the response to these two issues could mean the difference between significantly growing the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing Device Configuration and Software Images - The Foundation of Management of Network Services and Evolution

    Robust configuration and software image management is fundamental to effective management of today's network services. It is the key to timely network problem remediation, augmenting the powerful troubleshooting tools offered in Cisco Active Network Abstraction (ANA). It also renders timely technology and new service rollouts, crucial in today's rapidly evolving...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Midmarket Data Center Architecture: Ethernet

    The Cisco mid market architecture is designed to meet the needs of businesses with 100 to 200 servers per data center. The Ethernet portion of the architecture is designed for both scalability and simplicity; it can scale up to 576 servers, and multiple network layers can be collapsed into a...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Cisco Smart Grid: Substation Automation Solutions for Utility Operations

    Smart Grid promises to deliver a next generation power grid that allows utilities to manage the generation and consumption of power more efficiently. The US Department of Energy defines smart grid as "The electricity delivery system from point of generation to point of consumption integrated with communications and information technology...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    What Enterprises Should Do About IPv6 in 2010

    The purpose of this paper is to provide enterprises with guidance, based on a three-to five-year outlook, on how IPv6 should be included in their network design, planning, and operations starting today. The intended audience is enterprise network administrators. This paper will explore the area of the network and beyond...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Server Consolidation Using Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC CLARiiON Storage

    Server consolidation has gathered a great deal of momentum in the marketplace. Companies of all types are struggling with increasing infrastructure demands and changing business practices while often being constrained by smaller IT budgets. As a result, consolidation is increasingly becoming a central theme in many companies' IT strategies. These...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Midmarket Data Center Architecture: Ethernet Configuration Listings

    The Cisco mid market architecture is designed to meet the needs of medium-sized businesses having 100 to 200 servers per data center. Designed to be simple, modular, and scalable, the architecture can grow to support up to 576 servers without changing fundamental switching components. The architecture encapsulates data center best...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Using SPEC CPU2006 Benchmark Results to Compare the Compute Performance of Servers

    The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) CPU2006 benchmark is an industry-standard benchmark that is designed to compare the performance of servers. This benchmark can be run cross-platform, so it is possible to compare systems with different architectures running the same workload, such as Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron, Intel Itanium, IBM...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Evolution of the Mobile Network

    As demand for mobile data applications grows dramatically, mobile operators are investing heavily in infrastructure upgrades to support network demand. Additionally, mobile networks are transitioning from being transport-centric, where the focus is on delivery of packets, to becoming service-centric, where intelligent end-to-end features deliver services efficiently, cost effectively, and with...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    High Availability With VMware VSphere and Emulex/Cisco SANs

    Server virtualization has moved from development and test labs into the heart of the data center. When failure or unplanned downtime of a physical server affects multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) running business-critical applications, High Availability (HA) becomes a high-priority requirement. This second installment in the SAN Virtuosity series co-authored by...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2010

    VMware Infrastructure 3 in a Cisco Network Environment

    Currently, there are efforts to consolidate and standardize the hardware and software platforms comprising the enterprise data center. IT groups are considering the data center facility, the servers it houses, and network components as a pool of resources rather than unrelated assets "Siloed" to resolve specific business requirements. Server virtualization...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Cisco Catalyst 6500 Energy Sustainability

    National security, environmental, and resource supply concerns will force governments to implement green initiatives and incentives. Business ramifications will result from policies that local, state, and federal governments implement around the world. As traditional energy supplies decrease and newer - but more costly - renewable supplies are brought online, organizations...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Deployment Considerations for EnergyWise Phase I

    Cisco EnergyWise is a logical evolution of services that can be offered using the network as a platform. Switching devices initially provided only Layer 2 network connectivity to end devices. With the introduction of Power over Ethernet (PoE) the switch became a source of power for end devices such as...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Layer 2 Attacks and Mitigation Techniques for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Running Cisco IOS Software

    Security is at the forefront of most networks and many companies implement a comprehensive security policy encompassing many of the OSI layers, from application layer all the way down to IP security. However, one area that is often left untouched is hardening layer 2 and this can open the network...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    STP MiTM Attack and L2 Mitigation Techniques on the Cisco Catalyst 6500

    The purpose of this paper is to identify how easily the Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) can be compromised to allow eavesdropping in a switched corporate environment and how to mitigate this vulnerability using L2 security features that are available on the Cisco Catalyst 6500. The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Man in...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Cisco Catalyst 6500 in Borderless Networks

    Borderless networking is a set of technologies that span switching, routing, mobility, security, and application acceleration and promote service agility and business responsiveness, anywhere, any time, and to anyone. A borderless network is required to accommodate major trends that are reshaping the industry, touching many different aspects of the network....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cisco Data Center Services Node Architecture

    The Cisco Data Center Service Node (DSN) is a new product offering from Cisco that complements the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in the data center. Cisco DSN is the platform of choice to host specific integrated network services relevant in a given data center. Examples of network services include...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Real-Time Event Detection and Response and Task Automation Using Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager

    Cisco IOS EEM is a robust tool available to customers and is a significant differentiator for Cisco. Cisco IOS EEM is a value-added feature that is included at no cost (on most Cisco routing and switching platforms) and can reduce customer operating expenses (OpEx) by automating tasks, providing real-time alerts...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Best Practices When Implementing SIP Trunks for PSTN Access

    This paper summarizes the best practices for planning, preparing, and deploying Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) access in an enterprise network. Several areas of best practices are covered, including: Providers, Deployment, Network design, Protocols and codecs, Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM), Session Border Controller (SBC), Security, Redundancy

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Architectural Considerations for Backhaul of 2G/3G and Long Term Evolution Networks

    This white paper will initially discuss the migration trends that Cisco sees in Europe in relation to the transport options for Second-Generation (2G) and Third-Generation (3G) traffic. A more detailed analysis will then examine the options available for transporting Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)/2G (time-division multiplexing [TDM] based) and...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    IP Centrex or Hosted Unified Communications: Key Considerations for Service Providers

    For service providers, the objectives of IP Centrex and hosted Unified Communications services are similar: Give business customers another way to access IP communications technologies without having to invest in customer-premises systems. There's certainly opportunity in the market. Some 84 percent of small and medium-sized businesses today still had some...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Cisco IOS NAT − Integration With MPLS VPN

    Cisco IOS NAT has features to permit scalable deployment of shared services today. Cisco continues to develop NAT Application Level Gateway (ALG) support for protocols important to customers. Performance improvements and hardware acceleration for translation functions will ensure that NAT and ALGs provide acceptable solutions for some time to come....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Enhanced Business Continuity With Application Mobility Across Data Centers

    The evolution of the global economy is redefining the paradigm of business continuity. Most businesses can no longer afford to operate only in their native time zones, but are mandated to operate round the clock. This puts a very heavy burden on Information Technology (IT) groups because the operational windows...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Wireless RF Interference Customer Survey Results

    Over 600 Cisco customers participated in an online survey about wireless RF interference and wireless network usage. The survey results confirmed that RF interference is affecting wireless network performance for a majority of companies. It also confirmed that the majority of companies now consider all or part of their wireless...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cisco Connected Life User Experience Index: Global Penetration of Advanced Services

    The Cisco CLUE Index provides a quick snapshot of how regions rank relative to each other in their adoption of these advanced services within each category. The index also provides a quick snapshot of ranking of various services within each category relative to the portfolio of the other select advanced...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Enterprise Wireless Competitive Performance Test Results

    Today's enterprises face a choice when selecting a vendor of wireless LAN infrastructure for their organization. While there are many vendors to choose from, not all possess the expertise in both radio frequency (RF) design and computer networking to build true, enterprise-class infrastructure. This disparity in competency manifests itself in...

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