Flow International Corporation: Riverbed-Citrix Combination Accelerates Access to Central ERP System
Flow International Corporation provides technologically advanced, environmentally sound solutions to the manufacturing and industrial cleaning markets. Flow International Corporation needed to improve ERP access for remote users. By deploying Steelhead WAN optimization appliances along with Citrix thin client technology, the company has eliminated the frustrating 70-second delays that remote users formerly experienced. Average response time today for remote ERP users is two to three seconds. By leveraging the Steelhead appliances to optimize Citrix desktop and application server traffic, Flow International has been able to centralize its applications as well as streamline its disaster recovery process to successfully compete in a global economy.