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  • Customer OverviewBased in Atlanta, GA and in business since 1997, BlueWave Computing has gown to become a nationwide cloud services provider and offers a wide variety of service, including strategic IT planning, database administration, and more. The company also specializes in implementing IT solutions for clients in the healthcare, legal, and financial services industries.ChallengeBlueWave’s cloud infrastructure is a highly flexible, multi-tenant environment built for high availability, with cloud clusters that offer the highest level of resource utilization, scalability, and availability with a 100 percent uptime service-level agreement (SLA) supported by the underlying infrastructure. In turn, the company wanted to replace its legacy systems with an end-to-end solution that would help to improve storage, performance, and overall reliability.Increased regulations have also brought more complexity and, for BlueWave, additional business as companies could not meet new requirements on their own. With demand for its cloud-based services doubling every year, BlueWave wanted to expand even more aggressively. To position itself for that growth, the company also undertook initiatives to expand its compliance with cloud security, ISO, PCO, and HIPPA standards, and planned to launch a next-generation cloud computing service that greatly accelerated provisioning. SolutionBlueWave deployed FlexPod in its primary data center in Atlanta, which is built on Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Servers, a two-socket platform that delivers high performance and density in a compact, half-width form factor and incorporates NetApp FAS Storage. Its all-Cisco network infrastructure includes Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch as the core switch for VLAN management and routing and the Cisco UCS 6248UP 48-Port Fabric Interconnect to provide uniform access to both networks and storage. BlueWave is also using Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs) for its edge firewalls, Cisco Catalyst 3750 Switches for its access layer, and Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switches.BenefitsDelivers better performance: system responsiveness up 300 percent, latency down 50 percentSupports rapid onboarding of new clients by halving time to provision new servicesSaves on management resources and reduces power requirements

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  • 1. CISCO DATA CENTER CHALLENGEENVIRONMENT • Deliver new, high-performance cloud service• Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade • Help enable rapid growth in customer base Servers • Keep infrastructure and management costs low• Cisco Nexus 5548 Switches CUSTOMER STATS• Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 3750 WHY CISCO DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS Series Switches • Industry: Cloud Services • A prevalidated datacenter solution built on Cisco UCS Servers, Provider• Cisco UCS 6248UP 48-Port Nexus Series Switches, and NetApp FAS storage offers Fabric Interconnect BlueWave a rapidly scalable, high-performance, and cost- • Employees: 150+• Cisco Unified Computing effective infrastructure to meet the growing demands of its • Location: Atlanta, Georgia System Manager business • Provides small to mid-sized• Cisco ASA 5500 Series business with various IT Adaptive Security Appliances BENEFITS services, including strategic planning, remote help desk• NetApp FAS3240 Storage • Delivers better performance: system responsiveness up 300 support, disaster recovery, System percent, latency down 50 percent backup and security • Supports rapid onboarding of new clients by halving time to management, and others provision new services • Also specializes in delivering • Saves on management resources and reduces power tailored IT solutions to the legal, requirements healthcare, and financial services Industries • Theater: Americas “With Cisco UCS as part of the FlexPod platform, we’re better prepared than ever to scale up rapidly with a high-performance and cost-effective service. We’re confident that building our cloud offering on this platform will enable us to easily scale to serve clients nationwide.” Dan Timko, VP of Cloud Services © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1