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Navisite Taps Cisco to Augment Network Infrastructure

March 17, 2017

Improving the network is a high point on many users' lists these days, and for those who build, maintain, and provide that network infrastructure, there's no loss of eagerness here either.  Recently, Navisite looked to upgrade its own network infrastructure, and to that end, brought in Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) platform to help improve the network's agility and security.

Navisite has a lot riding on its network, since it offers up services to enterprise clients worldwide supported by the force of eight separate data centers. Keeping all these clients connected, and all these data centers running, requires a robust network ready to go, and that's where Cisco's ACI platform steps in.

The move has worked, and quite well by current reports: not only has Navisite dropped its latency by half, it's also stepped up throughput to

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double its former levels. Deployment is now measured in minutes as opposed to the days formerly required.  Plus, the network's overall health, and its security, can be remotely monitored, and issues that crop up can be addressed as needed. Navisite can even offer completely new services it formerly could not thanks to the newly-augmented network.

The current general manager and group vice president of Navisite, Sumeet Sabharwal, commented “Having a resilient, highly efficient underlying IT fabric that can support production workloads is key to delivering cloud services, and we've embraced Cisco's software-defined data center vision to offer the highest service levels. Cisco ACI enables us to run an underlying network, compute and storage layer that is intelligent, application aware, policy driven and most importantly, can be adapted on the fly. These are key capabilities that our clients rely on to capitalize on a multi-cloud strategy.”

Services require the best in network operations, and the best in network requires the best network infrastructure. That's where Navisite is looking to distinguish itself from the growing numbers of competitors in the field by offering more, and better, access than many of its contemporaries can likely manage. Of course, when it's a matter of one new platform brought in, as it seems to be here, the competition might be able to close the gap in fairly rapid fashion by bringing in said platform as well.

For right now, though, Navisite is making a clear case to potential users that its network infrastructure will be able to deliver, and in a big way, going forward. One new platform made it possible, and that's where Cisco's value really shines through.

Edited by Alicia Young

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