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United Drug saves €30k-plus a year with Silver Peak WAN optimisation
This article is part of the January 2013 issue of CWEurope
Irish multinational drug maker United Drug has implemented Silver Peak WAN optimisation devices that have improved application performance, upgraded disaster recovery provision and saved on bandwidth costs to the tune of €30,000 per year. The WAN optimisation implementation forms part of a revamp of network and disaster recovery (DR) provision under the company’s “Crystal” project, which aims to boost the effectiveness of the business and its IT service and will see the current number of 26 IT sites slimmed down to three or four main datacentres globally. United Drug has grown through acquisition over the past two years to span 23 countries and 8,000 employees. It has around 200 locations overall, mostly in western Europe, with 10 sites in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, plus six sites in Britain. Key applications for the business are ERP, quality management, business intelligence, Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint and Office. The company runs on an infrastructure of EMC VNX unified storage subsystems, Cisco networking ...
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