Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BT WAN Optimization Service Saves 30% Using Ipanema

Ipanema Technologies announced that "Solvay, a global chemical company headquartered in Belgium with employees in 55 countries around the world, has been able, after a global WAN RFP in 2011, to reduce its telecom costs by 30% by dynamically controlling application performance over a hybrid network thanks to BT Connect Optimization, a BT managed service based on Ipanema Technologies’ solutions"

Following the sale of Solvay’s pharmaceutical division in 2009, employees and sites were reduced by 30%. In 2011 however, Solvay acquired Rhodia, which resulted in their employee base doubling from 15,000 to 30,000. 

The IT department was subsequently tasked with optimizing the Quality of Service (QoS) delivered for business applications while reducing telecom costs by 30%. 

They reached this goal by:

  • Using both the MPLS network and Internet resources as a single unified network to increase the Quality of Service delivered to end-users;
  • Moving business applications including Gmail, Google apps and to the cloud with confidence that performance would not be affected;
  • Moving the telepresence dedicated network into a new multimedia network with confidence that performance would not be affected;
  • Increasingly using the Internet as a business network while keeping the MPLS network for bandwidth hungry applications such as SAP, VoIP and video only.
See "Solvay reduces costs with a hybrid network from BT and Ipanema Technologies" - here and the case study here.

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