Global Aerospace Supply Chain Specialist Optimises WAN Across Europe With Exinda

Pattonair, which specialises in supplying critical components plus value-added services to a number of aerospace and defence manufacturers, including Airbus, Agusta and Rolls-Royce plc, required improved visibility of its network, and to efficiently diffuse data bottlenecks.

With a growing number of sites around the world, including the UK, France and Italy, with a healthy brokerage arm and an important services provisioning business, Pattonair’s 800+ employees required increasing collaboration via the company’s global back office system; more than the company’s legacy WAN optimisation solution had ever been able to support fully.

Nick Farley, Global Network Manager at Pattonair, explains: “As traffic between our global sites grew, some of our larger shared files were simply becoming unusable, leading to a rise in user complaints. Following the installation of the Exinda technology across six European sites, four of which are in the UK, network speeds accelerated markedly.”

“The Exinda solution, installed last year, also very quickly gave us improved visibility of the network, to enable us to see where the bottlenecks were, what traffic was running over it, and to put in place policies to ringfence bandwidth for critical applications and data. The drill down functionality afforded by the Exinda solutions just made that all very clear and easy.”

The solution was purchased and deployed via Data Systems (Computers) Ltd, a Pattonair preferred IT partner for twelve years. The company had an excellent understanding of the network infrastructure and the IT challenges facing the business. The units enabled Pattonair to introduce and maintain the new hardware for less than the cost running the original equipment.

They also provided granular user information as to which employees were generating traffic, plus the ability to prioritise mission-critical traffic by groups, or even by application. This intelligent acceleration is key to delivering unified communications over networks without delay, jitter etc.

Nick concludes, “The Exinda deployment has been so successful, we have already put an additional unit in our Italian office and have expanded into five US locations. We are also actively looking to install further systems in Singapore, as the business continues to grow.”

About Exinda®

Exinda is a proven global supplier of next generation WAN Optimisation and Application Acceleration products. The company has helped over 2,500 organisations in over 80 countries worldwide improve the end user experience, manage application performance, manage congestion over the WAN and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. For more information, please visit

About Pattonair

Pattonair is a leading international provider of value-added distribution and supply chain outsourcing services to customers in the aerospace and defence market. Its customers include Rolls-Royce plc, BAE Systems, Safran Group, Parker Aerospace, Goodrich, Thales Aerospace, Turbomeca and Eaton