To enable business network transformation, a globally connected real-time business that accelerates business innovation across the borderless enterprise, Cisco, in collaboration with SAP, offers the Cisco Application Networking for SAP solutions. As a foundation for transforming the business, this solution is an enterprise network architecture, which optimizes application availability, performance, and security and lowers application ownership costs.
Featuring the Cisco Application Control Engine (Cisco ACE) and Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product families, collectively known as Cisco Application Networking Services (ANS), the joint solution addresses the following challenges for SAP Business Suite and NetWeaver deployments:
Recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for business continuity
Application response time over limited WAN connections
Application, server, network, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) security
Reduced capital and operational costs for applications, servers, and networking