J-U-B Engineers saves money and time with Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN

With 17 offices across six states, consulting engineering firm J-U-B Engineers relies heavily on its wide-area network (WAN) to help project teams collaborate like they’re just down the hall—what J-U-B calls the “long hallway.” However with slow, expensive MPLS links, large project files that open in 20 seconds locally could take 20 minutes to open over the WAN. After reviewing discussions about software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), Tory Adams—J-U-B’s Director of IT—was intrigued, and after researching nine different vendors, he and his team found that only Silver Peak could resolve their WAN challenges. By deploying the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform at all 17 sites, J-U-B was able to completely replace MPLS with 100% broadband, increasing bandwidth ten times and reducing 20-minute open times to seconds, all while saving the company $150,000 per year.