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Customer Name
• Nomura
Location
• London, UK
Industry
• Banking and finance
Company Size
• 4,300 (EMEA)
Business Challenge
• To complete a mission critical data
centre relocation in a tight timescale
• To provide cutting edge
communication services for its people
Network Solution
• Cisco Data Centre 3.0
• Cisco Nexus Series Switching Platform
• Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971
Business Value
• Performance improvement by a factor
of 10
• Power consumption reduced by a
factor of two
• 25% increase in data centre capacity
• More than 50% physical server
reduction
• Productivity and collaboration gains

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    • Nomura banks on successwith Cisco’s Data Centre 3.0 April 2011
    • Nomura Case StudyNomura banks on success withCisco’s Data Centre 3.0.International finance firm invests in thedata centre of the future ExEcutivE Summary Customer Name • Nomura loCatioN • London, UK iNdustry • Banking and finance ComPaNy size • 4,300 (EMEA) BusiNess ChalleNge • To complete a mission critical data centre relocation in a tight timescale • To provide cutting edge communication services for its people Network solutioN • Cisco Data Centre 3.0 • Cisco Nexus Series Switching Platform • Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971 BusiNess Value • Performance improvement by a factor of 10Customer Profile • Power consumption reduced by aNomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent factor of twoAsian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura • 25% increase in data centre capacity • More than 50% physical serverprovides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific reductionrequirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government • Productivity and collaboration gainsclients through an international network in over 30 countries.Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong,London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staffworldwide. Nomura’s unique understanding of Asia enables thecompany to make a difference for clients through three businessdivisions: retail, wholesale (global markets and investment banking),and asset management.In 2008, Nomura acquired key parts of Lehman Brothers’ businessin Europe and Asia.All contents are Copyright © 1992-2011 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 2 of 6
    • Nomura Case StudyNomura did not only need a best-in-class solution, they neededan assurance from their suppliers and partners that one could bedeployed on time, on budget, and to an exacting standard.orgaNisatioNal ChalleNge As well as the expected power and efficiency gains from theAcquiring Lehman Brothers meant acquiring the European- project, the team were also keen to capitalise on energy savingbased technology infrastructure, and integrating that with and carbon reduction benefits from halving the server footprint,Nomura’s infrastructure. That initial task was incredibly important and employing virtualisation technologies. “From day one, thisfor the business to be able to get up and running. Integration was was more than just the chance to rebuild what we already had.achieved and the new Nomura began trading within 90 days of Instead, and in spite of the pressing deadline, we wanted to turnthe acquisition. Meanwhile, however, Nomura’s Global Head of the challenge into an opportunity and fundamentally rethink theInfrastructure, Michael Fahy, was tasked with assessing whether whole setup,” says Michael.the infrastructure provided the appropriate platform to supportNomura’s ambition to become a top tier global investment bank. Network solutioN With the clock already ticking, work began straight away onIt was clear that the existing four datacentres, disparately finding a vendor that could not only deliver the system to anlocated, would not meet this challenge. A new datacentre exacting specification, but also support Nomura right the waystrategy would have to be deployed. through the testing cycle and beyond.The challenge was given an extra edge by virtue of the “We already had a long-standing relationship with Cisco,” saystimescale involved. With Nomura set to relocate from its offices Michael. “That relationship was, and still is, based not only onat London’s Canary Wharf (which housed one of the firm’s positive experience of the technology itself, but also trust thatbiggest datacentres) to a new European Headquarters at One the team can deliver what they say they’re going to. When you’reAngel Lane, the new data centre solution also had to be in place dealing with an implementation of this size and scale, you can’tand fully operational in just over one year. With 7,500 existing, underestimate just how important that can be.”servers and more than 1,000 applications to migrate as part ofthe process, Nomura did not only need a best-in-class solution, But that wasn’t the only reason that Nomura swiftly put Cisco inthey needed an assurance from their suppliers and partners the frame to build its new data centre. “When we were lookingthat one could be deployed on time, on budget, and to an for a technology partner that could help us with this specificexacting standard. challenge, we asked some tough questions about where theirAll contents are Copyright © 1992-2011 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 3 of 6
    • Nomura Case Studyproducts were in terms of life cycle,” Michael continues. “From Revolutionising Nomura’s data centre wasn’t the only item onour perspective, there was a lot out there that can be best Cisco’s “To Do” list for the investment firm, however. As part oftermed as ‘sunset technology’. Cisco’s solution on the other the relocation to new EMEA Headquarters at One Angel Lane,hand, was tried and tested enough to allay any fears over its Nomura also asked the Cisco team to look at an update of itsquality, but with the power and versatility to give us the next communications network, bringing both new and existinggeneration performance that we needed.” employees to the same level. Using the Nexus platform as the basis, a rollout of 4,500 of the latest 9971 Series IP telephonesThat next generation performance is driven by Cisco’s Data was added to the project, providing full at-desk videoCentre 3.0 foundation and the Nexus family of switches. It’s the communication for Nomura across EMEA, and bringing peoplebiggest investment banking deployment of the solution. With a from across borders face-to-face at the touch of a button.combination of 7010, 7080, 5000, and 2000 series switches allrunning on Cisco’s NX-OS software platform, Nomura is able BusiNess BeNefitsto enjoy all of the benefits of a data centre network that boasts For Nomura, the benefits from the new data centre range fromcontinuous availability, simplified network infrastructure and a the financial, to the environmental through to performance.lower total cost of ownership thanks to virtualisation technology. “What the Cisco solution has given us is an increase inThe network is supported by Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series of performance by a factor of 10, while reducing our powerAggregation Services Routers, which provide a reliable and consumption by a factor of two”, explains Michael. “Thehigh-performance Wide Area Network solution. virtualisation capability of the new solution has allowed us to reduce our number of servers from around 7,500 to just 3,500,With a ‘traditional’ data centre deployment taking between four all while increasing our performance by as much as 25%.to five years to implement, the timescale of just 13 months to That equates to significant productivity gains, major carbonget the Nomura site up and running meant that the setup and reduction and real cost effectiveness.”testing cycle was dramatically compressed. “Getting everythingtogether in time began to feel like a marathon made up of 100 The presence of the Nexus switches also gives Nomurametre sprints,” says Michael. With that in mind, the Cisco team the mission critical assurance that any organisation dealingmade the decision to provide project management resources with essential financial data needs to have. The Nexus 7000,on site, spending time at Nomura to ensure that any teething specifically designed for the data centre, has been built withtroubles were swiftly resolved. “This was a project that was integrated software, hardware and management to providebeing carried out in real time, 24/7, and that presence on site optimum performance in a zero downtime, continuouslywas absolutely invaluable”. available environment.The Cisco team made the decisionto provide project managementresources on site, spending time atNomura to ensure that any teethingtroubles were swiftly resolved. “Thiswas a project that was being carried outin real time, 24/7, and that presence onsite was absolutely invaluable”.All contents are Copyright © 1992-2011 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 4 of 6
    • Nomura Case Study “ The Nexus technology has given us a long-term platform for growth and security in what is a core component of our network infrastructure. This is a best in class, forward looking solution that has been delivered with a real spirit of partnership between Nomura and Cisco.” michael fahy, Nomura’s Global Head of infrastructureFrom a collaboration perspective, the rollout of Cisco’s Unified Product LiStCommunications solution in the 9971 Series phones hasdriven its own benefits. Beyond the efficiency gains of bringing Cisco Nexus 7010 series switcheseveryone in the organisation onto the same communicationsplatform, the addition of video to the mix has brought with it Cisco Nexus 7080 series switchesboth morale and productivity boosts to Nomura. From an end-user perspective, Michael believes that it is also a great way of Cisco Nexus 5000 series switchesdemonstrating the results of the project: “It’s a hugely visible wayof showing everyone what we have achieved, in every sense of Cisco Nexus 2000 series switchesthe word”. Cisco asr 1002 series routersThe addition of Cisco Communications Manager to the setupallows instant access to customer data, as well as providing Cisco asr 1004 series routers‘presence’ information to Nomura employees, letting them know Cisco asr 1006 series routerswhether their colleagues are available to talk and how best toget in touch. Cisco Catalyst 4510 series switchesImplementing Cisco’s Data Centre 3.0 solution has also given Cisco 5500 wireless ControllersNomura room to expand into the future. With the additionalcapacity providing room for application and data growth, Cisco 1140 wireless access PointsMichael and his team can go forward with the knowledge thatthey have flexibility and freedom to adapt to the ever-increasing Cisco 9971 series iP phonesdemands on the data centre. “The Nexus technology has givenus a long-term platform for growth and security in what is a core Cisco Communications managercomponent of our network infrastructure. This is a best in class, Cisco unified workspace licensingforward looking solution that has been delivered with a real spiritof partnership between Nomura and Cisco.” for more details please visit www.cisco.co.uk/nomuraAll contents are Copyright © 1992-2011 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 5 of 6