Healthcare SD-WAN Case Study

Health Care

Leading not-for-profit healthcare provider, Nuffield Health, was experiencing challenges with the impact its legacy MPLS WAN was having on the performance of its network. Since the company wanted to embark upon a cloud-first IT strategy, Nuffield Health turned to Silver Peak to deploy SD-WAN.

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Retail SD-WAN Case Study

Retail

As more and more enterprise applications migrate from the corporate data centre to the cloud, geographically distributed enterprises are finding that backhauling application traffic from branch offices to the headquarters no longer makes sense. Employees often find that their business applications run faster at home, or on their mobile devices, than at their business office. This was true for one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high-quality fresh vegetables in Europe, Produce World, which was finding that its traditional wide area network (WAN) architecture was impairing business application performance and availability for employees located in remote locations. As such, the company needed to increase bandwidth, as well as its visibility and control of the applications running over its WAN.

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Logistics SD-WAN Case Study

Logistics

With over 13,900 employees working across 354 distinct locations spanning 60 countries, leading logistics and transportation specialist Aramex is a truly geographically distributed organization. Unsurprisingly, considering the high volumes of data being transferred and shared across its network, and the growing need for increased agility, virtualisation features heavily on the company’s agenda.

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Service Industry SD-WAN Case Study

Service Industry

Service King Collision Repair Centers is in the midst of impressive business growth and expansion. As one of the largest operators of high-quality collision repair service centers in the U.S., Service King has grown from 49 locations in 2012 to more than 300 today.

Service King worked closely with Dell and Silver Peak to implement a Silver
Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN appliance at each Service King collision
repair center, completely phasing out the chain’s previous MPLS network with a broadband-only WAN. Using SD-WAN as the gateway for the network subnet, Silver Peak is able to route traffic across several internet connections to deliver high performance and provide connectivity redundancy.

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Manufacturing Case Study – Savvius

Manufacturing

In order to assess the network and move toward ANSI/ISA-95 compliance, the Automation IT Security and Architecture team at Global Pharmaceuticals looked for software tools that would allow them to analyze large amounts of network data over long periods of time, providing long-term visibility into all of the network’s thousands of connections. That’s when they chose Savvius as their preferred solution.

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Retail Case Study – Mist Networks

Retail

“The Shopping Centre” is a landmark $1.05 billion, 4.9-million square- foot property, known for its innovation and design. It is run by one of the top international real estate developers.

Key to this directive is a robust wireless network at The Shopping Centre. Employees and guests expect a reliable high performing Wi-Fi service when on the property; Retailers want to interact with mobile users using location-based services, like way finding and proximity messaging, and they want accurate information with respect to customer visits and dwell times; And all the stakeholders require detailed analytics on traffic patterns. To achieve all of the above, The Shopping Centre turned to Mist.

Mist built the first learning WLAN, designed specifically for the smart device era. Mist Access Points work in conjunction with a purpose-built Mist cloud to give unprecedented
performance and insights into the wireless user experience.

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Large University Networking Case Study – Savvius

Education

With more than 54,000 enrolled students and more than 25,000 faculty and staff, one of Washington State’s largest universities relies heavily on its robust WiFi network to enable everyday activities across it’s three main campuses and many subsidiary locations.

With previous experience using Savvius products, the mobile communications team decided to deploy Savvius Omnipliance® WiFi hardware paired with Savvius Omnipeek® software. This powerful combination gives the team access to the critical packet data necessary to quickly identify, triage, and troubleshoot network and application problems across many locations.

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Global Logistics Case Study

Logistics

Looking for another way to tap SD-WAN’s power, Syncreon turned to CTC Technologies. CTC Technologies introduced them to Silver Peak and its Unity Orchestrator software. Syncreon instituted tests in its Dublin and Las Vegas locations to ensure Silver Peak delivered the required performance. After putting it through its paces, Syncreon knew it had a winning combination on their hands.

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Retail Case Study - Cherry Republic

Retail

Cherry Republic encountered a catastrophic VMWare issue that threatened their daily operations. CTC Technologies team members recognized the urgency of Cherry Republic's situation and pulled together to provide Cherry Republic the required VMWare expertise and support.

One Cherry Republic official sums it up like this: “Quite literally, CTC saved our company at the drop of a dime.”

The VMWare incident highlighted an issue with which growing companies must deal. That issue: addressing the needs of the enterprise without creating undue financial stress through an overly aggressive approach to resource allocation.

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