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Cisco ACI Customer Spotlights

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Whether implemented for universities, manufacturing resellers, or virtual IT consultants, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) enables customers to enhance reliability, boost productivity, and speed up their time-to-market. It accomplishes this using a business-relevant software defined networking (SDN) policy model across networks, servers, storage, security, and services. http://www.cisco.com/go/aciecosystem

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Cisco ACI Customer Spotlights

  1. 1. Cisco ACI Customer Spotlights Approved for External Use December 2015
  2. 2. 2© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “With Cisco ACI policies, deploying and supporting applications becomes faster, easier, and more consistent.” -Matt Haschak, Director of IT Security and Infrastructure, Bowling Green State University Enforces consistency and provides visibility into security policies Students, faculty, and staff benefit from new applications and features • Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus support new greenfield co-location strategy • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) provides software-defined networking (SDN) architecture • Policy-based automation follows the application, no matter where it is stored or accessed Students: 19K Bowling Green, Ohio Industry: Education Bowling Green State University
  3. 3. 3© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Because we are automating the entire stack, we are agile with deploying customer applications and can meet their speed requirements.” - Aftab Rasool, Senior Manager, Data Center Infrastructure and Service Design, du • Cisco Services migrated several of du’s existing data center facilities into two 100G ready data centers • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric based on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches provides the performance and capacity for software- defined networking (SDN) at the new facilities Staff: 2,000 Location: Dubai Industry: Telecom du
  4. 4. 4© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “The Cisco Nexus 9000 and Cisco ACI allow us to rapidly provision applications for our clients. It’s the perfect mix of control and scalability.” --Clayton Weise, Director of Cloud Services, Key Information Systems Standardized operations and agile infrastructure simplify client operations and increase efficiencies Spine-and-leaf architecture expands easily and prevents bottlenecks Can modify customers’ cloud performances by controlling networking hardware, instead of focusing on storage and compute resources • Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches provide scalable, cost-efficient port density for 40 GE • Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) simplifies application network provisioning with policy-driven services and automation • Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 switches support secure multi-tenancy at the hardware level • Cisco solution avoids performance degradation common to software- defined networking (SDN) Size: 60 employees Location: Agoura Hills, CA Industry: IT Key Information Systems, Inc.
  5. 5. 5© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Cisco ACI has cut the time it takes NterOne to reset device configurations and deploy network changes by 50%.” -Anthony Hamilton, CEO, NterOne. Reduced the time it takes to reset device configurations and deploy network changes by 50% than before Optimized data center infrastructure and operations to offer more classes, and higher-quality learning experiences • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure improves business agility through policy-driven automation • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller simplifies network policy enforcement, fabric management, and system monitoring Location: Reston, VA Industry: IT NterOne Size: 25 employees
  6. 6. 6© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “With Cisco ACI, we are selling more Cloud services, adding new Cloud services, and onboarding customers faster without increasing staff.” -Martin Lipka, Head of Connectivity, Pulsant Limited. Simplified customer provisioning for staff by removing boundaries between physical and virtual workloads Increased agility and cost-efficiency by quickly creating secure and open hybrid cloud solutions Boosted infrastructure and application security through enhanced multi-tenancy • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller simplify and automate cloud and fabric monitoring and management • APIC integration with F5 Networks device package increases security Industry: IT Pulsant Limited Size: 175 employees Location: United Kingdom
  7. 7. 7© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Providing services to students and researchers anytime and anywhere is a key component of our ongoing growth.” -Trevor Moore, Chief Information Officer, Qatar University Ability to access academic resources at any time, regardless of location or device Faster access to new applications for students and faculty accelerates learning and research initiatives Simplified data center management with seamless application integration, more scalability, and tighter security • Deliver education as a service with the region’s first SDN data center built on Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) • Integration of Cisco ACI and F5 Networks technology to centrally manage network and application services via the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) Industry: Education Qatar University Size: 17,000 students Location: Doha, Qatar
  8. 8. 8© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Cisco ACI gives us many excellent automation tools in one package so that we can quickly respond to customer demands and speed our time-to-market of new services.” -Thomas Raabo, Network Operations Manager, Zitcom Accelerated deployment from hours to minutes by automating network operations through robust APIs Simplified management and gained a centralized view of the network through a single console Reduced operational expenditures by reducing time and labor spent on daily tasks • Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) simplifies application network provisioning and management through automation • Robust APIs automate network controls through a flexible, common framework • Supports rapid growth with 20 new virtual machines deployed weekly Size: 55 Location: Skangerborg, Denmark Industry: IT Services Zitcom
  9. 9. 9© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “One of our successes is measured on how well IT operations serves customers. Technology plays a critical role in making us a leader.” -Hans Keril Ante, IT Security and Compliance Department Manager; Siam City Cement PCL Empowered staff to deliver the best possible customer experiences Positioned company to scale for next 5 to 10 years • Standardized on Cisco® technology, replacing incumbent HP • Deployed Cisco UCS® servers and Cisco Nexus® switches at new data center and disaster recovery site • Used Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco Nexus switches to increase business agility Siam City Cement Size: 3500 Employees Location: Bangkok, Thailand Industry: Manufacturing
  10. 10. 10© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Automation tools help us improve the quality and speed of our services to internal and external customers.” -Mandar Marulkar, Vice President and CIO, KPIT Reduced application deployment time from 4 weeks to 1 hour, getting products and services to market faster Improved application performance by 200%; reduced manual IT configurations and cut capital expenses • Boosted agility with a software-defined networking (SDN) model built on Cisco® data center solutions • Used Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) as digital IT platform • Optimized development lifecycle with Cisco Nexus® switches and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology • Cisco Advanced Services Size: 10,000+ employees Location: India KPIT Industry: Information Technology
  11. 11. 11© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Consistent security approach and less time waiting for provisioning of VLANs means servers are up and running sooner Network engineers with Cisco UCS background able to pick up ACI concept quickly Time savings, improved knowledge sharing, and greater flexibility to cover when people are away • Standardized on Cisco® technology, replacing incumbent HP • Deployed Cisco UCS® servers and Cisco Nexus® switches at new data center and disaster recovery site • Used Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco Nexus switches to increase business agility AnyWeb Size: 35 Employees Location: Switzerland Industry: Service Provider “To survive, IT departments must be easier to reach, faster to supply, cheaper to run – all the benefits brought by ACI. Otherwise, their end-users will turn away and purchase cloud services directly.” Fabien Aeppli, CCIE 2172, Senior Networking Consultant, AnyWeb
  12. 12. 12© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. IOS operating system moves to background as automation takes over, making it easier to manager security policy in a live environment Simple to scale up and add new customers / services Ability to deliver 24/7 multi-tenant cloud while retaining complete network separation between clients • Cisco Nexus 9000 Application- Centric Infrastructure (ACI) • High-performing cloud platform, initially to support managed UC/Video approach (IaaS, PaaS, Mobile, Wireless, etc.) for hotels Avit Size: 50 Employees Location: Netherlands Industry: Service Provider “We’re completely sold on the Cisco ACI strategy. The pay off is less need for engineering effort and better performing cloud services for our customers.” – Jasper van’t Wout, Director Services, Avit
  13. 13. 13© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. GUI replaces line commands. Before, creating a new VLAN involved handling 20-30 devices. Now, it only takes one action Can see exactly what’s going on, for example, with video bottlenecks. Issues are fixed correctly first time, faster, and with less effort Time savings, improved knowledge sharing, and greater flexibility to cover when people are away • Cisco Nexus 9000 and Application- Centric Infrastructure (ACI) • Spans two data centers and supports Netcloud Managed Services • First partner worldwide to achieve Cisco ACI accreditation Netcloud AG Size: 100 Employees Location: Switzerland Industry: Systems Integrator “Our storage and server teams have taken a services approach for some time. Now, network ops are pulling in the same direction. On top of this we expect to make 40 percent productivity saving too.” – Reto Schilt-Lu, Chief Operating Officer, Netcloud AG
  14. 14. 14© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Can add services and customers, while keeping headcount under control ACI builds on UCS service templates experience, enabling multiple services to be created quickly with greater levels of automation Greater network intelligence to spot and proactively resolve problems before they become visible to end-users • Cisco Nexus 9000 and Application- Centric Infrastructure (ACI) • Supports private and hybrid cloud offerings for software developers, companies and private sector clients P-Pro’s Size: 7 Employees Location: Netherlands Industry: Service Provider “Our customer base is up 200 percent, but we’ve only had to hire one extra headcount. ACI cuts out so much unnecessary work.” – Peter Elbertse, co-founder and owner, P’-PRO’s

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