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Aramex optimises branch office connectivityby ASC Staff on Jan 9, 2017
Aramex has steadily expanded its geographic and business footprint, but each new site has brought familiar challenges: a lengthy network installation and configuration process coupled with a tedious mapping-out of which routes would be best for the new office.
To overcome these challenges, Aramex chose to optimise its network connectivity, and virtualisation featured heavily on its agenda.
The optimisation also helps it cope with the high volumes of data being transferred and shared across its network, as well as meeting the growing need for increased flexibility.
The company recently scaled up its branch office performance and connectivity by implementing the Silver Peak SD-WAN, a virtualised environment that was cost-effective for smaller and remote offices.
The high cost and limited capacity of WAN connectivity at some remote sites was restricting the business, according to Masarweh Ramzy, corporate IT manager at Aramex.
“Silver Peak’s Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN has delivered reliable performance and automation at remote sites, freeing us up to open the doors to more locations now and in the future,” he said.
The Silver Peak system automated manual and time-consuming processes while delivering greater control. “With our Beirut office, for example, we were experiencing a round trip time of 300 milliseconds for certain applications, which Unity EdgeConnect has brought down to 140 milliseconds,” he added.
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