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Overview

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited is the wholly owned investment banking subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. This award winning investment bank, with offices throughout Europe and the Middle East, maintains strong ties with its Asian roots and in 2014 the firm celebrated 50 years in London. Daiwa were facing challenges in migrating and consolidating data centre technologies and consulted with Cistor to ensure a smooth migration, avoiding costly fork-lift upgrades.

Challenge

Daiwa were experiencing increased support costs and technical challenges in managing their core network -a multi-site, fully redundant infrastructure built around Cisco 6500, ASR and Nexus platforms. They needed to have one platform operating across their head office and remote sites in order to ease management overheads and simplify the technical solution.

Solution

Cistor worked with Daiwa to specify a solution which would replicate the existing environment and allow for potential growth, whilst working within budget. To meet these needs, Cistor proposed a partial network refresh based on the Nexus 7000 platform. Cistor professional services were chosen to plan and deliver the installation and migration, providing a complete solution from a single partner.

Result

Cistor delivered a Cisco Refresh solution in time and within budget, with the European Head Office migrated successfully to the Nexus 7000 platform in order to bring it in line with the other remote sites. This has allowed for improved planning, streamlining of policy and troubleshooting across the network, with continued Cisco support across all sites.

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