Our customers succeed with Citrix SD-WAN

Financial services firm modernizes an outdated MPLS-based network and transforms the employee experience

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 PPS turned to Citrix SD-WAN and a multi-cloud strategy to modernize an outdated MPLS-based network and transform the employee experience.

Mutual insurance company increases speed while managing telco expenses

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.
Laurent Rognard
Infrastructure and Network Engineer
Groupama RAA

Equipment supplier delivers agile infrastructure at scale with Citrix SD-WAN

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.
Jörgen Norman
CIO
Malux

Worldwide provider of fleet management services saves on MPLS costs with Citrix SD-WAN

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.
Ronan Murray
Global IT Operations Manager
LeasePlan

HMSHost dramatically reduces the volume of data moving across their WAN, translating into faster transactions

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.

Manufacturer of Industrial robots needed to upgrade their network to use video or audio conferencing and share large design files

Yaskawa has led the world in industrial automation since the first Motoman robot in 1977. Yaskawa Europe has thirty offices and seven production sites connected using the best available WAN technologies in each location: MPLS lines, broadband, DSL, and even radio. Citrix SD-WAN provided them with a reliable connection for less allowing them to share large CAD files between locations. Using Skype for Business for video and audio conferencing helps Yaskawa improve internal collaboration, drawing on its most talented engineers wherever they are located.

As soon as we connected SD-WAN, even before we configured it, drawings that had taken 25 minutes to open were ready in just 5 – an improvement of 80 percent.
Andrée Bengtsson
IT Coordinator
Yaskawa Europe

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