Cisco ACNS deployment lowers costs and improves application performance and network security.

Article Summary:

Cisco IT successfully deployed a global Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) to support worldwide video messaging, improve access to applications and files, and enhance security. ACNS, which replaced an aging Windows server solution, supports both live and on-demand video, and keeps global employees in touch and up to date. Migrating to ACNS has greatly improved download speeds for both files and application content, providing LAN-speed access for users at remote locations. In addition, fast virus protection updates and HTML virus blocking help keep Cisco employees productive while Internet viruses multiply outside Cisco.

This case study includes architectural diagrams, business benefits, and lessons learned from the global Cisco IT migration, and describes:

  • A clear and comprehensive explanation of how IT has deployed content distribution managers, content routers, and content engines in a three-tiered architecture
  • Quantifiable cost reductions and performance improvements experienced from the ACNS deployment
  • Managing different content channels with different owners, priorities and refresh rates

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