Waltons: Riverbed Steelhead Appliances Accelerate Application Performance Over the WAN for Major Retail Organization
Waltons is currently the largest and only national office products supplier. There challenges are employees experiencing severe delays when accessing applications over the WAN, in particular html files, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint and improve application transaction times over the wide area network without increasing bandwidth capacity. The results were increased employee frustration and poor employee productivity levels. Waltons chose a WAN optimization solution from Riverbed, resulting in a 2-3x improvement in file download times, which has improved employee productivity substantially. Waltons was also able to avoid upgrading bandwidth for 90% of its branch offices, resulting in considerable savings for the company.