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Collaboration upgrade for oil refiner and marketer

Collaboration upgrade for oil refiner and marketer

The phone system of one of the largest independent oil refining and marketing companies in the western United States was reaching end-of-life. They wanted to update hardware and phones at three specific locations and needed to install new service at seven locations. Potentially complicating the upgrade and installation, the client additionally needed the new system…

Security deployment for credit union

Security deployment for credit union

A credit union serving North Texas for more than 5 decades needed to deploy a Cisco Identity Services Engine appliance. Deployment of the device had been previously attempted by another large VAR (a competitor of GDT), but the project was not successful. The customer’s infrastructure was not ideal for the ISE deployment due to old…

Custom deployment and equipment depoting for wireless provider

Custom deployment and equipment depoting for wireless provider

A leading provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services with more than 100 million retail connections sought a partner capable of deploying servers and process accelerators at 52 sites in 33 states. They sought out GDT to provide expert level engineering and professional services support. Beginning with a thorough survey of the client’s system…

Security Services & Testing for Financial Services Firm

Security Services & Testing for Financial Services Firm

A Texas-based security broker, dealer, and flotation facilitation company needed to keep their critical communications and website safe. GDT provided custom engineering and project management services that enabled the quick deployment of Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) and Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA). Cisco ESA The Cisco ESA offers faster, more complete email protection to…

Increasing capacity for global internet and wireless provider

Increasing capacity for global internet and wireless provider

A wireless provider and major global Internet carrier needed to increase network capacity at five sites — Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas. Working with Cisco, they had chosen the Cisco Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9010 as their equipment of choice. The ASR 9010 is a part of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series that provides…

Virtualization upgrade for food processing enterprise

Virtualization upgrade for food processing enterprise

A leading international innovator and developer of sustainable organic ingredients with close to $2 billion in revenue, 200 locations and 10,000 employees worldwide, came to GDT in need of an annual VCE Vblock upgrade throughout their Texas branch locations. This short time/tall order project needed a partner that could take swift action and deliver with…

Collaboration for healthcare services provider

Collaboration for healthcare services provider

Imparting tools for expansion A leading provider of healthcare performance improvement services “with $26+ billion net revenue and over 13,000 employees spread over more than 45 states” needed a healthier infrastructure to support its core business and increase employee collaboration. Increasing system redundancies was a core priority of the project. In addition, they had a…

Security for energy exploration and production company

Security for energy exploration and production company

High stakes security solution While conducting a security audit, a Fort Worth-based independent oil & gas exploration and production company uncovered the need for immediate corrective action. With revenues nearing one-billion dollars, there was very little margin for error, as a failure to remediate the audit item would have resulted in untold costs and consequences.…

Network security for multi-national energy company

Network security for multi-national energy company

A global top 10 energy company and long-time client of GDT chose to self-scope, self-architect, and self-implement their own Cisco Identity Services Engine – a decision that often doesn’t end well. During the testing phase, it was discovered that validation criteria was greatly oversubscribed, which produced errors and the insufficient handling of the client’s robust…

WAN Optimization & Application Performance Monitoring

WAN Optimization & Application Performance Monitoring

An international electronics distributor was looking to improve the availability of business-critical applications and, as well, the end-user experience with an eye towards WAN circuit costs. GDT leveraged a true leader in application performance infrastructure to deliver a complete platform for the hybrid enterprise. This enabled the customer to ensure applications perform as expected, data…