Pulsant is a United Kingdom-based IT infrastructure services
provider focused on the small and medium-sized enterprise
market. It offers public, private, and hybrid cloud services and a
variety of managed, collocation, and professional services.
Pulsant was one of the first cloud service providers to embrace
software-defined networking (SDN) as a way to simplify its IT
infrastructure, unify control of physical and virtual environments,
and reduce capital expenses (capex) and operating expenses
(opex). After evaluating a number of vendors, Pulsant chose
Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) as the best SDN
solution for delivering its hybrid cloud services.
It’s not easy to revolutionize
longstanding technology norms. It
takes vision, knowhow, determination,
and most of all, industry acceptance.
This edition of Unleashing IT
showcases the groundswell of
momentum surrounding Cisco®
Application Centric Infrastructure
(Cisco ACI™), which fundamentally
transforms the way technology is
delivered in support of business
priorities. Hundreds of organizations
are already using the year-old
architecture, and we could not have
achieved such rapid and widespread
adoption without the enthusiasm and
support of Intel®, our networking and
application partners, and customers.
This white paper reveals how Cisco’s Threat-Centric Security Solutions for Service Providers delivers consistent security policy across physical, virtual, and cloud environments by combining the power of open and programmable networks with deep integration of Cisco and third-party security services.
Ron the CIO challenges IT operations to cut 70% off of the application deployment schedule. Are his application, security, and network teams up to the task? How can SDN in the data center provide a powerful answer?
Download this white paper to see why securing the data center requires a solution that can:
-Provide visibility and control over custom data center applications
-Handle asymmetric traffic flows and application transactions between devices and data centers
-Adapt as data centers evolve: to virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), Cisco -Application-Centric Infrastructures (ACIs) and beyond
-Address the entire attack continuum: before, during, and after an attack
-Integrate with security deployed across the entire network
-Support geograpically dispersed inter-DC traffic and deployments, including private, public and cloud environments
Edison has followed the development and use of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) over the past five years. Cisco ACI delivers an intent-based networking framework to enable agility in the datacenter. It captures higher-level business and user intent in the form of a policy and translates this intent into the network constructs necessary to dynamically provision the network, security, and infrastructure services.
Faced with trends like cloud and the rapid rise of mobile devices, IT needs a new, simpler model of building networks to support and optimize applications. In this Lippis Report, learn how the Cisco ISR Application Experience Router helps you improve application speed, security, and control.
Are you ready to leverage the flexibility and power of mobile and cloud computing? ZK Research outlines the limitations of legacy WANs and provides recommendations for transforming your network into a strategic asset. See why the Cisco ISR 4451-AX is your building block for evolving the WAN.
Does your application infrastructure meet modern business user needs?
Download this infograph to learn how to deliver business agility through datacenter automation with Citrix NetScaler and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).
The ADC market continues to evolve, with various new cloud-integrated and software-centric use cases having arisen. This report provides infrastructure and operations leaders with a snapshot of the market's transition and profiles vendors representative of emerging and very different approaches.
In this white paper we will discuss:
• Why data center limitations are restricting business agility.
• How Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) supports frequent changes in applications and infrastructure.
• How Cisco and Citrix® have integrated NetScaler® with ACI to improve data center agility.
While the Google Chrome platform is ideal for accessing Google Apps, SaaS and other cloud-based services, Microsoft Windows applications continue to play an essential role in most organizations. Read this paper to learn more.
"Read this white paper to learn how a secure digital workspace can help you put people at the center of IT.
Create a happier, more engaged workforce
- Deliver the tools that fuel productivity
- Remove the temptation for shadow IT
- Boost security and simplify management"
The purpose of this white paper is to provide organizations with a four step roadmap that details how organizations can use VoC to make Product Management more customer-centric and significantly increase the odds of consistently delivering products that are successful in the marketplace.
Published By: Clickatell
Published Date: May 20, 2008
In meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive banking landscape, Standard Bank seeks to differentiate itself by providing the highest levels of service to its customer base. An integral part of achieving this goal has been its partnership with Clickatell to deliver personalized and relevant messaging to bank customers via their mobile phones. Read this case study to learn more.
The financial services industry is increasingly at a crossroads. Faced with mounting pressure from external forces, such a competition from FinTech companies and a more demanding client base, banks and financial services firms are working to become more customer-centric in their approach to business. However, the need to keep sensitive customer and business information secure and ensure compliance with government regulations can stymie those efforts.
The proprietary hardware so prevalent in traditional networks can’t provide what financial institutions need; a growing number, therefore, are turning to software-defined networking
The financial services industry has seen its share of disruption brought about by technology. Yet, technology also is serving as a catalyst to help financial institutions move beyond their traditional boundaries to provide expanded, more customer-centric services. For many institutions, embracing innovation from FinTech companies is part of that movement.
A growing number of banks and institutions, therefore, are taking action. But rather than fighting against the tide of FinTech innovation, many now are embracing FinTech as a way to improve their operations, update their image and increase their customer satisfaction.
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