European IT Services Leader Saves Costs by Optimizing Global Network with Silver Peak

Steria Taps Silver Peak to Accelerate Data and Network Services across 80 Sites in 12 Countries

PARIS, Sep. 30, 2013 – As one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Steria requires rapid delivery of data and network services to 80 global locations in 12 countries. As its business grows and data volumes increase, Steria understood that upgrading bandwidth to all of its locations would not cost-effectively address the company’s long term goals and would not overcome the adverse impact of long distance, shared wide area network (WAN) connections.

To find the best solution, Steria conducted a detailed analysis of the functionalities and performance of various WAN optimization providers. Steria found Silver Peak was the ideal solution to meet the company’s global requirements of quality, performance and cost.

Silver Peak was selected because of the software-based approach to network optimization that gives Steria flexibility to deploy virtual or physical solutions with equal performance, features and functionality. While Steria deploys Silver Peak physical appliances today, the company is very interested in Silver Peak’s Software-for-Life upgrade program that allows Steria to transition its hardware WAN optimization licenses to software as the company transitions to virtualization.

“The Silver Peak solution is highly innovative and provides multiple optimization techniques to any of our applications,” said Frédéric Sangiorgio, program director, global networks services division, Steria. “The solution delivers extremely high performance that allows us to deliver improved application performance to our users.”

Steria benefits from Silver Peak’s global operations. Working with local Silver Peak integrator Novidy’s, Steria was able to quickly implement the Silver Peak solution into the company’s existing environment. Following the installation, Silver Peak provided Steria with a dramatic improvement in network capacity and application performance without having to upgrade its WAN connections.

“Silver Peak has a full understanding of our priorities in terms of procurement and application performance requirements,” added Sangiorgio. “It can often be complicated to implement a new solution in multiple countries, but with Silver Peak, we have one single supplier who delivers unmatched performance and is capable of meeting our international requirements.”

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About Steria
Steria delivers IT enabled business services and is the Trusted Transformation Partner for private and public sector organisations across the globe. By combining in depth understanding of our clients' businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients' challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them efficiently and profitably. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best. Our 20,000 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today's world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day. Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2012 revenue of €1.83 billion. Over 20%(*) of Steria's capital is owned by its employees. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market.

(*): including “SET Trust” and “XEBT Trust” (4.15% of capital)