Australia’s largest independent locally-owned manufacturer and
distributor of wood-based building products, Gunnersen,
has implemented Silver
Peak Systems to ensure its recovery
point objectives (RPO) are achieved. Gunnersen was experiencing
severe network difficulties and unable to achieve its disaster
recovery (DR) goals despite having upgraded its bandwidth from 4
megabit-per-second (Mbps) to 10 Mbps connection.
Even following a bandwidth upgrade, the Gunnersen network still ran very
slow and was not allowing the company to meet RPO between Melbourne and
Sydney. Information Systems (IS) manager Stephen Watson called in
storage specialist and Silver Peak partner, Advantage IT, to find a
“Advantage IT implemented the Silver Peak optimization software in to
better understand and identify the root cause of the problem,” said
Watson. “Once we were able to gain visibility of what was actually
happening on the link, it became very clear what we needed to do.”
The disaster recovery application was using almost all the network
capacity. DR had to be scaled back to 8 Mbps in order to save 2 Mbps of
capacity for other business-critical applications. The Silver Peak Virtual
Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) software was quickly installed
and started optimizing traffic, at which point packet loss and jitter
were removed from the link, data was compressed by over 80%, and
throughput of 60 Mbps was achieved over a 10 Mbps link.
When Watson and his team looked for similar solutions, they found that
Silver Peak was the only vendor able to provide all of the above
benefits. Additionally, Silver Peak software proved to be very
affordable compared to competitive hardware-based products.
“We were amazed when Silver Peak’s solution far exceeded our WAN
performance target. The Silver Peak software achieved between more than
80% compression on DR, and network traffic dropped from flat-out on 10
Mbps to less than 3 Mbps on average. Actual throughput was greater than
60 Mbps on a 10 Mbps connection. The performance is incredible and the
results have been stunning – beyond belief,” added Watson.
Watch the Gunnersen video here: http://blog.silver-peak.com/gunnersen-moves-data-fast-across-australia/
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