11 May 2020
Amplexor is a global content services company and when opening new offices, its IT team would typically spend three or more months, depending on the location, adding the branch to the existing MPLS network. Not only would this impact their business timeline, but it also became a major time suck for Amplexor’s lean IT team, which had to invest countless hours with its telecom provider.
Additionally, application performance across its global offices was inconsistent – particularly in China, where critical business applications would oen time out and file sharing was slow.
After deploying Aryaka Smart Services through their key IT business partner Cloud 365 (cloud365.pt), Amplexor saw benefits immediately. First, there was the process. Transitioning away from MPLS to Aryaka was quick and easy. In China, for example, it took just four days from the time of order for the office to be connected to Aryaka’s private Layer-2 network.
Aryaka Smart Services also solved Amplexor’s connectivity challenges in China. No longer was file sharing or high latency an issue. With Aryaka, applications were accelerated by 3X in China and up to 5X in other geographies.
Amplexor also realised major cost savings in moving away from MPLS. By the end of Amplexor’s transition to Aryaka’s SD-WAN, the company will save an estimated €50,000.
While performance and cost savings were the main drivers behind the move to Aryaka’s SD-WAN, some benefits have been less tangible.
According to Bruno Stuart-Torrie, IT application and support director at Amplexor, Aryaka's managed services have offloaded some of the administrative burdens and headaches of managing a network. “We have noticed a reduction in manpower,” he said. “E energy we were spending managing MPLS has completely reduced by moving to Aryaka. It’s not just the direct gains, but it’s also the happiness the team feels working with this product. ey feel supported. We have a true partner in Aryaka.”