The Complete Guide to Migrating an ISP to an ASP ISPs are now faced with a narrowing margin brought on by fierce competition, with little available differentiation in their offerings. In order to reverse this decline in profitability, ISPs have begun to expand services beyond bandwidth and connectivity, by adding remote hosting services such as outsourcing applications and electronic commerce. ISPs will need to offer new sets of services and tools to manage and reduce costs. These services will give ISPs a distinctive advantage over other ISPs, while creating the opportunity to entice a whole new type of client. The ISP market is not dying; it’s undergoing a transformation …Welcome to the world of the application service provider (ASP).
Learn About the ISP Market Conditions Now you’ll understand the drivers for migrating from an ISP to an ASP.
Understand the ASP Service Layers Master the seven service layers to ease the transition to ASP services.
Review Network Service Considerations Read about the network storage solutions, data backup and recovery, and error monitoring solutions, to name a few.
Gain Confidence with Performance Enhancement Products Learn about Cisco Systems’ LocalDirector and Foundry Networks’ ServerIron, as well as solutions from other vendors.
Know the Components of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) See how a CDN can increase the performance and reliability of content services, while lowering the total cost of ownership.
Master ASP Security System Provisioning Now you’ll understand the importance of a security policy and its components, as well as critical prevention tactics and how to capture evidence.
Learn About Service Level Agreements (SLAs). See how SLAs protect both the ASP and the consumer and set expectations.
Design the ASP Infrastructure Be familiar with the design considerations of building an ASP—from physical space and network equipment to hierarchy and topology design.
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