Flow International Corporation: A Riverbed Technology, Citrix and EMC RecoverPoint Solution Case Study
Flow International Corporation produces innovative ultrahigh-pressure waterjet equipment that can precision cut almost any material, and since more than 50 percent of its revenues is generated outside the United States, centralizing its ERP and disaster recovery was a major challenge. By deploying Steelhead WAN optimization appliances at its headquarters, disaster recovery center and major regional data centers worldwide, Flow International has been able to centralize ERP and disaster recovery to reduce IT costs and improve productivity and efficiency. The company has leveraged Steelhead appliances to optimize Citrix desktop and application server traffic, and to optimize RecoverPoint replication traffic. Flow International has implemented a centralized IT infrastructure backed by WAN optimization capabilities that allow the company to reliably and efficiently share applications and data worldwide.