Archipelago International and Cisco Transform the Hospitality Industry in Indonesia

Archipelago International and Cisco Transform the Hospitality Industry in 
Indonesia 
JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 --  Archipelago
International, one of Indonesia's leading hospitality management
companies, has implemented Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) cloud networking
solutions for wireless and wired network access for their guests as
well as a scalable and effective dashboard to manage their rapidly
expanding network.  
Archipelago International operates more than 70 hotels and
hospitality brands, such as Aston Hotels, Alana Hotels, Harper
Hotels, Quest Hotels, Neo Hotels, Favehotel, and Kamuela Villas
across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.  
The Cisco cloud architecture enables the business benefits of
managing the network from a central platform, across hotels and using
a web-based dashboard, resulting in significant, long-term labour
savings. The Cisco solutions have been implemented in 70 Archipelago
International hotels across Indonesia, and they serve 40,000 users
per week. With reliable access to the Internet being a challenge, the
inclusion of Cisco MX security devices offers smart load balancing.
Actions like troubleshooting, diagnostics, VPN setup, and other
routine daily management tasks are now performed from Archipelago
International's headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia.  
With the Internet seen as a fourth utility and with the influx of
consumer devices on the network, Archipelago International are able
to utilise the web-based dashboard to identify and restrict traffic
that is causing a bottleneck, detect usage at the device level, and
manage access for those who are abusing the connection.  
According to the Cisco(R) Visual Networking Index (2012-2017):  


 
--  By 2017, there will be 593 million devices connected to the Internet
    in Indonesia (2.3 networked devices per person).
--  Indonesia's Internet traffic in 2017 will be equivalent to 3 billion
    DVDs per year, 231 million DVDs per month, or 316,495 DVDs per hour.
--  Internet video will grow 9-fold from 2012 to 2017, reaching 489
    Petabytes per month of traffic by 2017 in Indonesia.
--  By 2017, the average Internet traffic in Indonesia will also reach 3
    Tbps, the equivalent of 2,340,000 people streaming Internet HD video
    simultaneously.

  
Cisco cloud-managed networking solutions provide centrally managed,
enterprise-class wireless, switching, and security from the cloud,
giving network administrators visibility and control. Archipelago
International achieved a reliable, easy-to-manage solution that
provided cost savings, increased efficiency and maximised network
up-time with the complete Cisco cloud-managed network.  
Spokesperson quotes: 


 
--  Jules Brooksfield, Vice President of Technology & Integration,
    Archipelago International

  
"After gaining the experience of running a couple dozen hotels on
various technologies, I quickly realized that if I'm going to be
managing hundreds of hotels, what matters most is the manageability
of your network and bandwidth. For example, there's no point in
having a really strong Wi-Fi signal if you can't monitor and control
how it's being used -- one person can easily bring your hotel's
bandwidth to its knees without these controls. Furthermore, when it's
your responsibility to maintain oversight of a large hotel chain
across thousands of kilometers, with thousands of Wi-Fi access points
and more than 40,000 people connecting to your network each week,
having a system like Cisco cloud managed networking is critical. With
Cisco, we were able to increase our stability by load balancing
multiple ISPs, quickly identify and fix Wi-Fi access points having a
problem, do remote cable testing, cache frequently accessed
resources, and setup new hotels in one day instead of 5 days because
all the configuration settings are automatically downloaded from the
cloud controller once a device is plugged in. Finally, because of
Cisco's amazing cloud managed monitoring and management features,
we're able to quickly identify and fix nearly any network issue in
any of our hotels from the comfort of our corporate office or at
home; and that translates into a better internet experience for our
guests and more productivity for our staff." 


 
--  Stuart Hendry, Managing Director for Cisco in Indonesia

  
"Indonesia's economic success is closely tied to the hospitality
industry and according to research by HVS Global Hospitality Service,
the number of tourists travelling Indonesia is expected to reach 400
million in 2023, which will require 800 new hotels and will create
200,000 new jobs. We're excited to see Archipelago International
embrace the digital future, as Cisco predicts there will be 593
million networked devices in Indonesia by 2017 (2.3 per capita)." 
About Archipelago International
 Archipelago International is one of
Indonesia's leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of
more than 70 hotels and 12.000 rooms and a development pipeline
exceeding 80 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. 
Archipelago-managed hotels operate under the hotel brands Grand
Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, Favehotels, NEO and
Kamuela, ranging from ultraluxurious private pool villas to serviced
apartments and select service economy class hotels, thus offering
Indonesia's vastest and most comprehensive hotel network. 
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