App net services move up the advanced tech list at Cisco

Cisco is touting its new app net services as a performance booster for critical business applications, while also claiming that they lower costs and expand IT flexibility. The Cisco Application Networking Services solutions are a part of the Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture, which enables enterprises to shift their IT infrastructures toward the Cisco Intelligent Information Network.

Analysts say enterprises are increasing the number of their apps to implement business processes across their extended orgs. This creates infrastructure complexity, a need for consolidation, new security threats, increasing scale, escalating system integration costs and the need to deliver optimum application performance to all users regardless of location, Cisco says. Traditional approaches to solving these problems, such as intensive customization and integration projects, have created additional complexity and new challenges.

Cisco's Application Networking Services solutions combine Cisco's Application Delivery with Cisco's Application-Oriented Networking to help IT departments integrate their apps, optimize their network and improve the delivery of critical applications to users across the enterprise. By bringing these application-focused solutions together into a single advanced technology category, Cisco is providing a complete networking solution for enabling businesses to effectively respond to changing business conditions, in real-time.