As a mutual financial services company that’s owned by its members, PPS knows a thing or two about taking care of its own. So, when the IT team learned its 1600 employees across its 25 offices in South Africa and Namibia were working overtime because of a slow network, they decided to take action. PPS turned to Citrix SD-WAN and a multi-cloud strategy to modernize an outdated MPLS-based network and transform the employee experience.
Metrie, the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, needed to deliver a great employee experience across all of its locations. That meant having SaaS and virtual applications available and performing in a consistent and familiar way - every time and for every user. With Citrix SD-WAN, Metrie is able to deliver a consistent application experience no matter where the applications live.
Citrix SD-WAN helped us to optimize connectivity to Office 365 and critical business applications resulting in a much-improved end user experience. We’ve seen a 57% reduction in latency in branches for Office 365, lowered packet loss by 93%, and a 21% reduction in jitter.
The Groupama Rhône-Alpes Auvergne (RAA) regional group is a mutual insurance company that employs 2,300 staff based in 340 agencies and other administrative sites. New technologies, such as video and SaaS apps are a must for effective communication across the organization. With Citrix SD-WAN, they were able to take control of their network and improve QoS while saving on time, telco expenses, and operating costs.
The Citrix SD-WAN solution has allowed us to take control of our network, save time and manage our telecoms expenditure, while also increasing our bandwidths.
Malux supplies lighting, communications and electrical equipment for hazardous environments. In remote offices, Malux noticed 40-50 milliseconds of latency was resulting in slow Office 365 application performance even with direct (but not Office 365 optimized) branch breakout because its traffic was being sent from Amsterdam to the Microsoft edge site in Helsinki. With Citrix SD-WAN, they are able to deliver exceptional Office 365 experiences and create a new office anywhere in hours, not weeks or months.
When we turned on the Citrix SD-WAN for Office 365, our traffic started going to Amsterdam, latency went to below 10 milliseconds and we noticed significant user experience benefits.
LeasePlan is a fleet management company based in Ireland with over one hundred branches all accessing the Internet through MPLS lines direct from their data centers in Ireland. They didn’t have enough bandwidth for video or Skype, and the whole network was really unreliable. With Citrix SD-WAN, the branches can access cloud applications using their local connection, and switch to the data center for hosted applications.
We’re pivoting really quickly towards the cloud, and with Citrix SD-WAN, for the first time, our IT infrastructure is ahead of our strategy.
For restaurant management company HMSHost, delivering critical operating applications—point of sale, voice telephony, data—is key to their business success. They turned to Citrix SD-WAN for WAN optimization, application acceleration, storage replication acceleration, video caching, secure tunneling, quality-of-service assurance, and flexible centralized management—all in a single, unified platform. The Citrix SD-WAN product immediately impressed HMSHost’s IT group with its ease of use and ability to coexist in a production environment without disturbing the legacy optimization solution.