Armstrong International Deploys Aryaka Application Acceleration Solution to Slash SolidWorks PDM Response Time 20%, Save Thousands Without MPLS

February 14, 2012

MILPITAS, CA, Feb 14, 2012 -- Armstrong International has adopted Aryaka's cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution to speed application response time and achieve productivity gains. The global manufacturer is now able to better connect worldwide engineering teams and save tens of thousands of dollars annually by leapfrogging costly MPLS links and WAN optimization appliances.

Aryaka enables Armstrong to:

-- Reduce SolidWorks PDM response times by 20%
-- Cut CAD file transfer times from 17 minutes to less than 3 minutes --
800% improvement
-- Slash change requests from 70 minutes per request to 3 minutes -- 23X
improvement
-- Save tens of thousands of dollars annually, compared with MPLS links
 

 "The Aryaka solution enabled us to do real-time data replication, and our designers didn't have to wait around anymore to get their jobs done," said Joe Letizia, global director of Information Technology for Armstrong International. "Our engineers can now download large files and also make change requests in less than five minutes. And most importantly, I am no longer at odds with having to face the high costs of buying further fixed-fixed capacity MPLS links."

By deploying Aryaka's secure WAN optimization delivered as a service, Armstrong's global development teams are equipped with faster access to applications, enabling them to collaborate more effectively and exchange information in real-time. With the web-based MyAryaka portal, Armstrong's IT staff can now leverage real-time end-to-end network and application visibility to sharpen the planning process, add new applications and speed time-to-market for Armstrong's products.

A manufacturer and designer of Intelligent System Solutions for Steam, Air and Hot Water, Armstrong International was challenged with a narrow window for replicating SolidWorks(TM) Enterprise Product Data Management (PDM) data across four global databases. Because of the large size of their CAD repository, the company's IT department had to run replication within a two-hour nightly window, otherwise the replication would impede the Engineering Department's daily workflow.

Armstrong's partially deployed MPLS network did not improve application performance. The company could not justify further investment specifically between development teams in India and U.S. offices. The company ruled out traditional WAN optimization appliances because they were too costly. With Aryaka, the company was able to accelerate traffic 25X and compress data by 95 percent. The Aryaka solution also helped to lessen the wait time associated with an on-demand request (called "Get Latest Version") from 21 minutes to less than 4 minutes. This delivered a significant impact on the throughput of Engineering Change Notices handled by their global Engineering Department.

Armstrong is now leveraging their existing Internet connection at a fraction of the cost of MPLS -- saving more than $2,000 per month in hard dollars on just the network alone and tens of thousands more in productivity soft dollars.

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