Bolzoni SPA Accelerates Data Replication with Silver Peak

WAN Optimisation Improves Remote Replication Performance over Distance and Helps Company Easily Meet RPOs

Milan, July 15th , 2014 - Bolzoni SPA, the largest European manufacturer of fork lift truck attachments, lifting tables and forks, has deployed Silver Peak’s wide area network (WAN) optimisation to help replicate data between the company’s two data centres. Supporting 150 local users and 700 users worldwide, Bolzoni SPA began struggling to meet RPOs and provide a consistent remote user experience. Since deploying Silver Peak, the company has seen an increase in data throughput and improved application response time.

As the company and data volumes continued to grow, Bolzoni SPA started to experience replication performance issues between its headquarters in Piacanza and its server farm in Milan. The company’s 2 megabit-per-second (Mbps) MPLS line was struggling to keep up with Bolzoni’s growing backup and replication workloads, and internet access. Bolzoni SPA was subsequently under growing pressure to build a scalable infrastructure that would cope with future replication demands, without having to continually upgrade bandwidth.

Bolzoni SPA turned to leading Italian distributor, BeSafe, who recommended maximising the existing WAN efficiency. After evaluating other key WAN optimisation providers, Bolzoni SPA selected Silver Peak because of its high performance, simple deployment and affordable pricing.

"As the amount of data we were dealing with continued to rise, we knew we needed to take proactive steps if we wanted to support future disaster recovery (DR) needs," said Stefano Terzoni, Head of IT Services at Bolzoni. “Silver Peak has enabled us to transfer more data in a shorter period of time, thus improving our RPOs. Furthermore, the solution was quick and easy to install, which was a key requirement from us.”

Bolzoni SPA deployed Silver Peak NX appliances, which provided support for more throughput and simultaneous connections that any other WAN optimisation provider. With its quiet operations and flexible mounting options, it is an ideal platform for Bolzoni SPA’s remote office environment.

"We considered a number of solutions on the market, however Silver Peak stood out from the start,” continued Terzoni. “We wanted a solution that wasn’t intrusive, was easy to use and would allow us to virtualize our deployment without any additional charge. Silver Peak essentially ticked all of the boxes without crippling our purse strings."

“Once we were aware of Bolzoni SPA’s replication requirements, it was clear that Silver Peak WAN optimisation was the perfect fit," said Giordano Zambelli, Security and Networking Manager at BeSafe. "Not only does it require minimal expertise when using and managing the technology, but it has enabled the company to prepare for growing volumes of data and overcome common bandwidth, latency and packet loss challenges that plague IT managers. We are very pleased that Bolzoni SPA is seeing such good results."

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