Wine and spirits distributor Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has deployed the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution to aid in its digital operations.

The solution was deployed across 60 locations to attain site uptime objectives, allow employees continuous access to business applications, and boost business responsiveness. This would enable the firm to focus on business growth and expansion.

The RNDC IT team modernised its IT infrastructure and standardised new blade compute systems and WAN/LAN interconnects to fulfill the increasing demand for reliable connectivity and bandwidth.

"We’re extremely pleased to complete our strategic IT modernisation initiative."

The company also expanded WAN connectivity flexibility to two multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and two long-term evolution (LTE) carriers to attain cost efficiencies and site uptime objectives.

The IT team will support the advanced software capabilities of EdgeConnect using the Unity Orchestrator global management system.

This will allow for the creation of business intent overlays that join the MPLS and LTE links in application listings aligned with service level agreements (SLAs).

To better enhance the application performance for smaller sites with limited connectivity, RNDC will deploy Unity Boost WAN optimisation. Together, this will enable available bandwidth leverage to assist employees, manufacturers and customers connecting to RNDC applications.

RNDC network architect Roderick Bethly said: “We’re extremely pleased to complete our strategic IT modernisation initiative and to standardise on two MPLS and two LTE carriers along with new compute systems and WAN/LAN interconnects across all of our 60 locations spanning 23 states.

“Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect will help us to advance toward our ultimate objective of achieving 6 9’s availability across all sites and connecting employees to applications with the reliability, security and performance we need to drive our business forward.”

Among other offerings tested by the company's IT team, only Silver Peak provided a complete SD-WAN solution with a single integrated management system and the ability to seamlessly integrate WAN Optimisation.

Silver Peak senior vice-president and chief marketing officer John Vincenzo said: “Republic National Distribution Company is harnessing the full power of EdgeConnect to classify and accelerate business-enabling applications to deliver a superior user experience edge-to-edge, while dramatically lowering costs and simplifying IT operations.

“EdgeConnect provides RNDC with the performance, flexibility and control they need to align their WAN resources with business mandates to achieve availability objectives and enhance business agility and responsiveness.”