Milcobel Selects Exinda For Control, Optimization And Performance Assurance Of Business Critical Applications
Exinda, a global provider of next-generation WAN optimization and application performance assurance solutions incorporating the Exinda 360 Dynamic Policy Engine, has been selected by the Benelux dairy cooperative Milcobel to deploy solutions to help prioritise and manage business critical applications.
The Exinda solutions were deployed very quickly and within 48 hours the solution was operational. The implementation of the project will be done together with Exinda’s Gold Partner Securelink, a leading security and network integrator in Benelux.
For the last 5 years Milcobel has been using a competitive product, however this was close to end-of-life and no upgrade path was available. Milcobel needed to find a new solution quickly to replace the existing solution, and to add a new network site in the Netherlands. The main goal was to ensure that business critical applications gained priority on the wide area network. Milcobel chose Exinda because it could deliver exactly what the dairy company needed and will now be deploying Exinda products both centrally and at remote locations.
Prior to the Exinda deployment Milcobel had limited insight into what was happening on the network and was unable to fine-tune the WAN traffic. Exinda enabled Milcobel to solve this problem with its next-generation WAN optimization solutions. The company started with two simultaneous Proof of Concepts (PoC), one of which specifically focused on QoS/Visibility. Now Milcobel has real time visibility of what is happening across the network.
The Exinda solutions enable a consistent performance for business critical applications such as Citrix , ERP (Oracle), telnet, CIFS, Lotus Notes and VoIP, resulting in both application and performance assurance. Exinda ran the PoC between three sites (on Milcobel’s request) and succesfully extended this to four during the PoC. The overall reduction in traffic is now between sixty and seventy percent.
“Exinda really helped us to gain an insight into what is happening on our WAN. They provided us with the tools to understand the situation, and enabled us to prioritize our business critical applications”, said Kristof Pattou, Systems Engineer at Milcobel. “Our users are delighted with the performance improvements on the network which increase user productivity and satisfaction.”
Tim Hoefsloot, Sales Director Benelux and Nordics at Exinda: “We are very pleased that we could offer the solution Milcobel needed. Today businesses look for new opportunities to make use of bandwidth in the best way they can, but they also want to have control over what is happening. Exinda is the perfect partner for companies looking for this type of solution.”
CVBA Milcobel is a cooperative of about 3,200 dairy farmers who jointly process 1.1 billion litres of milk annually. The group is involved in various activities and has nine sites in Belgium, the Netherlands and France. The milk is processed into milk for consumption, milk powder, butter, cheese and ice cream among other things. The corporate headquarters of Milcobel are in Kallo, Belgium. The group has about 1900 employees. More information about Milcobel at http://www.milcobel.com.
Exinda is a proven global supplier of next-generation WAN optimization and application performance assurance solutions. The company has helped more than 2,500 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com.