We’re pivoting really quickly towards the cloud, and with NetScaler SD-WAN, for the first time, our IT infrastructure is ahead of our strategy.
We started an SD-WAN POC immediately, and it brought an instant improvement to our user experience … by bringing in additional bandwidth and bonding it together.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries with 70 branches. The network is based on a hub-and-spoke model providing hosted MPLS services from the main data center to all the branch offices. By deploying NetScaler SD-WAN optimization at their data centers and branch offices, AHF was able to reduce bandwidth usage and expenses by 50 percent.
For WAN traffic optimization, AHF reviewed and conducted proof of concept (POC) on Riverbed Steelhead and Citrix CloudBridge. In the POC, Citrix products offered better optimization and prioritization of both ICA and VoIP traffic than Riverbed Steelhead.