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Large Regional Bank Deploys
Cisco ISR’s with Verizon LTE
for Business Continuity


Large Regional Bank Cuts Costs & Gains Business Continuity with Cisco & Verizon LTE Services

Seeking rock solid business continuity, operational efficiency and cost savings through platform and service provider consolidation, a large regional Bank with 1,600+ branches and 2,500+ ATM machines, has deployed the Cisco ISR with integrated LTE services delivered by the Verizon Wireless Network

Business ChallengeCisco & Verizon SolutionBusiness Results

Prior to the project, the Bank’s branches utilized redundant terrestrial WAN links with two primary carriers, and a legacy routing infrastructure.   Through acquisitions, additional branches were added which leveraged different providers and routing technology.   The mix of different providers and technology yielded complexity, additional cost and risk, and made it very difficult to easily deploy new applications and services across branches.

After a thorough review process, the Bank chose the Cisco 1921 ISR with Verizon Wireless EHWIC and Verizon LTE services to help address their issues. Primary project objectives were:

Standardize on a single routing platform to gain operational efficiencies

The maintenance and management costs of legacy routers, and the business opportunity loss from not quickly deploying new services was significant.   Standardizing on a true edge platform, rather than just a low end router with limited capabilities was critical to gain efficiencies and meet the demands of the business.

Support legacy services, & deploy new services

The Bank had a need to support services with unroutable, legacy protocols and needed a platform to support Data-Link Switching (DLSw).   Additionally, the Bank needed to deploy new revenue generating services including a Video Concierge service to allow customers in branches to access remote experts, when local experts are not available. Enter the Cisco 1921 Integrated Services Router (ISR).

The Cisco 1921 handled the DLSw requirement with ease, and supported the demands of Voice and Video prioritization, in addition to high availability, high speed routing.   These capabilities allowed the Bank to leverage existing investments, and deploy new services saving expense, and adding new revenue streams.

Consolidate WAN expense and gain enhanced business continuity

The Bank was reliant on redundant wireline MPLS connectivity. Though reliable, the approach was relatively expensive and included some risk as both connections were subject to terrestrial disruption such as fiber cuts. The elimination of one of the MPLS circuits, and the addition of lower cost Verizon Wireless LTE services decreased service outage risk and decreased expense yielding better continuity, at a lower cost.

The Bank has met its must work project objectives. Platform and service consolidation have produced operating efficiencies, reduced costs and risk, and allowed the Bank to support existing and new services.


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