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Cisco Application and Content Networking


Enterprises, retailers, distance education providers, and service providers can benefit from building a content delivery network using Cisco Application and Content Networking products. Cisco allows organizations to deploy a highly scalable, reliable, and manageable digital media delivery network enabling business video applications across a Wide Area Network (WAN) and provides a comprehensive set of features resulting in improved content access response time and end-user experience, minimized WAN usage and costs, and increased network scalability and capacity.

For IT decision makers who are challenged to provide reliable and acceptable applications and service to users while dealing with consolidation, budget constraints, and regulatory compliance, Cisco application and content products provide a portfolio of application networking products and technologies that enable organizations to deliver end-to-end business processes across their entire infrastructure and to all users everywhere, while optimizing the resources needed for that to happen.
  • Enterprise and service provider customers are deploying Cisco ANS solutions for numerous reasons; some of the primary factors that direct these deployments follow:
  • Faster Deployment of Applications enables IT to dynamically respond to changing business demands by rapidly provisioning network infrastructure to help bring applications into production in a more timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Return on assets, efficiency, and better use-Customers can minimize the costs associated with scaling server farms or centralized applications by optimizing the use of existing server resources and offloading non-essential server functions delivering increased application usage, better customer satisfaction, and better end-user response time.
  • Reduction of operating expenses (OpEx), consolidation, reduced complexity, and increased availability and serviceability
  • Keeping pace with the latest security threats at the application layers, not just the network layer
Cisco's application and content portfolio helps businesses by enabling new applications and maximizing the agility/resilience of e-business infrastructures.




Portfolio
Benefits
Target Markets
Questions to Ask

Cisco Application and Content Portfolio
Data Center Solutions - provide secure, reliable, high-performing data center infrastructure for application traffic within or across data centers. Branch Solutions - provide LAN-like performance for applications delivered over the WAN, and thus enable IT to consolidate servers/storage within the branch office for application delivery are deployed symmetrically in both the data center and branch offices.
Series
Features
Application Control Engine (ACE)

  • Cisco ACE is a services module (line card) for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 that provides organizations with new levels of control over the way they deploy, operate, deliver, secure, and manage their applications across the extended enterprise. It provides a new level of flexibility and scalability through virtualization technology with the ability to be upgraded simply through purchasing a software license for new services hardware upgrades are unnecessary.


  • The AVS appliance improves Web-based (HTML and Extensible Markup Language [XML]) application performance, measuring end-user response time end to end, and managing application layer security.


  • The Cisco ACE XML Gateway is a key component of the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) family of products. It brings application intelligence into the network and enables efficient deployment of secure, reliable, and accelerated Web service environments based on XML (Extensible Markup Language) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) using a shared, network infrastructure.


  • Cisco Application Networking Manager (ANM) software helps to effectively manage multidevice data center network services. Cisco ANM streamlines management of Cisco Application Control Engine's (ACE's) virtualized environment, providing a unified interface for Cisco ACE troubleshooting, maintenance, operations, and performance monitoring
CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switch

  • The Cisco CSS is a modular Layer 4-7 load-balancing appliance that offers flexible configuration, onboard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption/decryption, and compression.
  • The Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switch is a high-performance, high-availability modular architecture for Web infrastructures.. By activating HTTP headers, the CSS 11500 Series helps to ensure availability, optimize utilization, reduce latency, increase scalability, and enhance security for Websites, server farms, cache clusters, and firewall systems
DistributedDirector

  • Cisco DistributedDirector utilizes Cisco IOS software to transparently direct clients to closest available server, as determined by client-to-server topological proximity and/or client-to-server link latencies, thus localizing Internet traffic, maximizing end-to-end access performance, and reducing WAN bandwidth requirements and transmissions costs


  • The Cisco CSM is a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Line Card that balances client applications and traffic to farms of servers, firewalls, SSL devices, or VPN termination devices.
  • The Cisco Content Switching Module with SSL (CSM-S) combines advanced Layer 4 to Layer 7 content switching capabilities with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration in a single-slot line card for the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router.
GSS 4400 Series Global Site Selector Appliances


  • The Cisco GSS 4400 appliances constitute a critical component for business resilience, the ability to optimize multi-site deployments that involve globally distributed data centers; as a result forming the cornerstone of multi-site disaster recovery infrastructure.
Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Software



  • Cisco WAAS is a comprehensive application acceleration and WAN optimization solution for branch offices that optimizes performance of any TCP-based application across a WAN. This allows customers to confidently deploy centralized applications, and consolidate costly branch servers and storage into data centers, while offering LAN-like performance for remote users. WAAS integrates transparently with the network, preserving TCP information to maintain functions such as security, QoS, visibility and monitoring end-to-end.
Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) Appliances

  • Provides high-performance access to applications, storage, and content across your WAN using the Cisco Wide-Area Application Engine (WAE) portfolio of scalable, low-cost network appliances. With Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) software and Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software, the Cisco WAE products provide global LAN-like access to enterprise applications and data for employee
 

  • Cisco Wide Area File Services (WAFS) software overcomes WAN latency and bandwidth limitations with proprietary Cisco optimization technologies, offering users at branch offices a LAN-like experience when accessing the centralized files over the WAN. This facilitates the consolidation of all branch-office data into central file servers in your data center.


  • Cisco ACNS Software enables customers to establish a content delivery network (CDN) within their organization. It enables effective large-scale content distribution and video streaming to remote sites over the WAN.
8340 AON Appliance

  • The Cisco AON 8340 Series Appliance is a standalone device that provides routing capabilities for application messages traveling on the network.
2600/2800/3700/3800 Series AON Module


  • The Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 Series Application-Oriented Networking Module (Cisco AON NM) can be installed in any Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 Series of routers. Cisco AON NM provides application-level intelligence, improved message visibility and security, and reduces total cost of ownership by consolidating elements of network and application infrastructures and providing centralized management capabilities. Cisco AON NM enables dramatically higher levels of application and service integration at the branch office, which extends enterprise- and provider-class versatility, integration, and power to branch offices.


  • A Windows-based tool, Cisco AON Development Studio allows developers to configure the runtime handling of application messages endpoint devices, enforce security policies, and control network access
Catalyst 6500 Series AON Module


  • Available for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Application-Oriented Networking Module (Cisco AON SM) is a service module that can be installed in any Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch to take full advantage of the switch's high availability, security, and traffic-management capabilities. Cisco AON SM provides application-level intelligence, improved message visibility and security, and reduces total cost of ownership by consolidating elements of the network and application infrastructures and providing centralized management capabilities


Benefits

  • Provides  significant improvements in end-user experience and application throughput
  • Provides Improved management capabilities, including compliance and security
  • Addresses the primary challenges of new application rollouts; deployment speed, application performance, security, and scale, including at the remote sites.
  • Improves productivity by ensuring superior application performance experience for all users, regardless of location. 
  • Provides access to centrally hosted applications, servers, storage, and rich media in a common managed form
  • Provides scalability, availability, performance, and security of applications without disrupting operations
  • Enables customers to significantly reduce the TCO of branch office IT infrastructure and the applications branch employees' use, while enabling centralized management and increased protection for all branch-utilized file data.

Target Markets

  • Education: Address the primary challenges of new application rollouts, distance learning, deployment speed, application performance, security, and scale on the campus or remote sites.
  • Enterprise: Applications-Enables IT to dynamically respond to changing business demands by rapidly provisioning network infrastructure to help bring applications into production in a more timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Financial: Delivers better customer satisfaction, and better end-user response time resulting in improved client and customer satisfaction, increased productivity, and improved competitiveness for any financial organization.
  • Healthcare: Provides healthcare providers with increased productivity and business agility decoupling the application environment from the constraints of particular hardware so server and network, resources can be allocated to an application in a way that best meets the needs of the organization.
  • Service Providers: Improves Web portal performance to the end user two to seven-fold. and provides server off-load functions to significantly improve server performance and thereby increase capacity without additional CapEx.
  • Retail: Enables retail organizations to significantly reduce the TCO of branch store IT infrastructure and the applications branch employees' use, while enabling centralized management and increased protection for all branch-utilized file data.
  • Remote Workers: Gives people in geographically dispersed locations, such as home offices, highly secure access to central-site applications, and network services.

Questions to Ask

  1. Are business and collaboration applications critical to your organization?
  2. Do you want to make applications more scalable and available, improve access for end users and use far fewer server and network resources?
  3. Are you looking to deploy application infrastructure designed to help you move to shared services and service-oriented architectures?
  4. Do you have poor performing applications accessed by remote users/offices especially over long distances and need to deliver, secure, and optimize applications and integrate applications and networking systems that were not designed to work together?
  5. Do you have mission-critical servers requiring high availability, or large traffic to a group of servers that have different performance capabilities and need optimized performance?
  6. Do have a large numbers of branch, remote, or retail locations?
  7. Do you have a need for real-time access to critical applications and network resources across campuses, branch offices, and remote locations?

Contact

Wendy Tey

6876 9220

wtey@comstor.com.sg