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Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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Deliver Digital Media Efficiently over the Wide Area Network

Cisco ACNS is a powerful digital media delivery solution that enables Enterprises to deploy a highly scalable, reliable, and manageable network infrastructure for video business applications across a Wide Area Network (WAN). Because impact on the network is minimized, Cisco ACNS allows for the deployment of more effective and timely delivery of video for:

  • Corporate Communications
  • eLearning
  • Digital Signage

Cisco ACNS has a comprehensive set of streaming media features so high-quality and long-playing videos can be streamed live, multicast, or on-demand resulting in improved content access response time and end-user experience, minimized WAN usage and costs, and increased network scalability and capacity.

Cisco ACNS Software is available on a range of hardware platforms, from the Cisco Wide-Area Application Engine (WAE) appliances to Content Engine Network Modules (NM-CE) for the Cisco 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700, and 3800 Series Routers. The ACNS Content Distribution Manager provides a flexible management system for efficient operation, automation, and central policy management of the media and content delivery network.

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