SANTA CLARA, Calif., Mar. 14, 2012 —Global telecom service providers that rely on satellite wide area networks (WANs) face challenges from high-latency and packet errors. Telecommunications provider Carrier to Carrier Telecom B.V. (C2C) faced these problems while providing satellite connectivity services to various armed forces in Afghanistan. C2C found the solution with Silver Peak virtual WAN optimizers, and now benefits from improved satellite bandwidth utilization and faster end-user responses.
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Network connectivity for military personnel is extremely important and allows troops to connect with family and friends back home, while also keeping them in touch with news from around the world. C2C was experiencing the challenge to manage IP data (TCP and UDP) going over bandwidth-limited and relatively-expensive satellite links. The majority of the traffic was HTTP, but other applications included, email, streaming audio, Internet TV, VoIP, and FTP.
“Our criteria for choosing a WAN optimization solution was very specific—we needed a high capacity solution that improves network quality and latency issues for a wide range of traffic,” states Kees Jan Mink, general manager at C2C. “Silver Peak had a clear advantage on these fronts. Silver Peak also gives us a level of flexibility not offered by other WAN optimization solutions with a wide array of virtual appliances with subscription pricing that fits perfectly into our service provider model.”
With the Silver Peak virtual WAN optimizers deployed, C2C is achieving bandwidth reductions of greater than 50%. The effects of more than 600 milliseconds of latency were also overcome, and packet loss is now less than 1%. By deploying Silver Peak’s virtual appliances on VMware, C2C’s server and facility costs have been lowered by 200%. C2C is now able to run more applications and service more users with the same amount of satellite bandwidth they had before deploying Silver Peak.
About Carrier to Carrier Telecom B.V.
C2C, a Globecomm company, is specialized in Satellite communication solutions, owns and operates a Teleport in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands. C2C serves customers globally, connecting them worldwide via turnkey satellite solutions. C2C ensures that no matter how remote the location, companies have excellent quality of data, voice and internet connectivity. Customers contract with C2C because individual attention is given to each and every service C2C runs on a 24/7/365 basis. C2C’s customer base include companies in the oil, gas and mining industry, shipping companies, blue chip corporations, telecommunication solution providers, government organizations and telecom operators.
Globecomm Systems Inc. is a leading global provider of satellite-based managed network solutions. Employing Globecomm’s expertise in emerging communication technologies they are able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for their customers. For further information about C2C and Globecomm visit: www.carrier2carrier.com and www.globecommsystems.com .
About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization. The company’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling rapid deployment of WAN optimization anywhere and on any platform or hypervisor. Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solutions are strategic enablers for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, cloud computing, disaster recovery, server centralization, and hosted virtual desktops (VDI). For more information, visit the Silver Peak InfoCenter or follow Silver Peak on Twitter , Facebook , YouTube , LinkedIn , and the WAN Speak Blog .