Expand WAN Optimization Supports Server Consolidation
Thompsons selects Expand to protect increased volume of sensitive Citrix traffic.
On the companys website, Expand Networks announced that its advanced WAN Optimization has enabled a company-wide server consolidation project at Thompsons Solicitors, a personal injury practice in the UK. Thompsons embarked upon a server consolidation strategy to simplify its IT infrastructure and reduce costs across the organization, and Expands Accelerators are enhancing application and data performance for Thompsons 1000-strong workforce.
"Committed to protecting the user experience, IT operations manager, Andrew Harris understood that optimization would be a critical success factor from the outset. He sought a solution that would protect the increased volume of sensitive Citrix traffic, so vulnerable to WAN congestion. He explains: We rely on the absolute performance of our WAN to deliver applications and business data to our distributed users desks quickly and securely. We ran a trial to test the impact of the consolidation in just one of our offices and quickly realized that building WAN optimization into the project was a must. Serving our remote locations via Citrix, we knew that being able to optimize and control this ICA traffic was key to the whole project.