SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco(R) (NASDAQ: CSCO) today
announced that Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN) Optimization solutions that
ease management of branch offices are achieving rapid adoption from hundreds
of customers. Customers including freight forwarding company Panalpina Group
of North America, architecture firm Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., and
travel leader Sabre Holdings Corporation, are using the award-winning Cisco
Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) to share centralized files and
increase remote users' productivity and collaboration across the
As part of Cisco's Application Networking Services Advanced Technology
segment, these Cisco WAAS customers help demonstrate Cisco's success in
improving the availability, performance, and security of applications
delivered across the network platform.
"Customers are rapidly deploying Cisco WAN Optimization solutions to
simplify branch data management, enable collaboration and accelerate access
to consolidated application infrastructures," said George Kurian, vice
president of the Application Delivery business unit of Cisco Systems. "We
are pleased that customers are endorsing our core design approach to enable
Cisco WAAS to be deployed and implemented seamlessly within our customers'
existing network services, provisioning and operational frameworks."
Freight Forwarder Used Cisco WAAS to Enable Data Center Consolidation which
Helped Save the Company One Million Dollars
An industry leading freight forwarding and logistics company, the Panalpina
Group of North America, deployed Cisco's WAN optimization solution as part
of their data center centralization project resulting in a one million
dollar savings in capital expenses. To maintain end-users productivity, the
company's IT organization needed a WAN optimization solution to ensure that
the 200 employees working out of their Toronto office would have the same
performance for email, file access, and print services as when the
applications were delivered by local servers.
"Cisco WAAS offered us a complete solution, accelerating all the
applications we were looking to optimize, including Exchange, SAP, file
services and print services," says Armin Heinlein, corporate vice president,
North American IT Competence Center for Panalpina. "Also with Cisco, we are
confident that they deliver a global solution that can be deployed and
maintained at all our locations world wide."