July 17, 2018 – San Jose, CA – Global Employment Solutions (GES), a leading provider of professional staffing solutions throughout the United States, has deployed CloudGenix to create an application-defined fabric (AppFabric) using broadband to reduce cost, increase capacity, gain confidence in adopting the cloud, and gain visibility into the performance and health of their applications and networks.
GES had been using low bandwidth MPLS circuits to connect their remote offices to their data center. This uniform method of pairing MPLS with legacy networking products proved inefficient and too costly to meet the standard of performance needed for a growing business. By deploying CloudGenix AppFabric, GES was able to take advantage of broadband Internet in every location, increasing their capacity, control, and performance, while dramatically reducing cost.
“We now have an abundance of bandwidth and better reliability. For a fraction of the price, I can deploy two broadband circuits and get five times the bandwidth with high availability. Because of CloudGenix, we unplugged an MPLS link in the middle of a busy day and had no downtime or impact whatsoever”, said Christopher Bush, I/T Director at GES.
AppFabric’s ability to abstract the underlying WAN connections and create secure application-aware fabric among sites allowed GES the carrier independence they desired, enabling them to pick and choose which carriers and which transports based on each site’s unique needs. This allows them to best match price and performance needs along with service levels provided by each carrier. “With MPLS it could take up to 10 weeks to get a site online. Broadband typically takes less than a week. With CloudGenix, we can deploy a site with better performance and high availability using circuits from any carrier we want at a much lower cost”, said Bush.
GES was struggling with legacy WAN products that took a bottoms-up packet-and-protocol-centric approach to building networks. CloudGenix AppFabric not only helped GES align their WAN with their business objectives, but also increased both visibility and performance for their networks and applications. “The CloudGenix product worked exactly as advertised. The analytics were simple, straightforward, and thorough. AppFabric gives me the ability to see exactly what’s happening on my network, who is using what, and allows me to remediate problems faster”, said Bush.
CloudGenix AppFabric SD-WAN is a revolutionary solution that allows businesses to securely connect remote sites with applications deployed anywhere – in the cloud, data center, or SaaS – using a business-centric set of policies for performance, security, and compliance. CloudGenix uses metrics collected from both the network and application transactions to provide the best possible user experience over any WAN transport including broadband, MPLS, and LTE. Additionally, AppFabric exposes critical key performance indicators for both networks and applications to help improve management, monitoring, and troubleshooting for both networks and applications.
For over 60 years, Global Employment Solutions has been one of the largest staffing providers in the United States. They focus on meeting the demands of businesses today by working towards developing a custom solution that resolves immediate and long term staffing solutions.
CloudGenix (www.cloudgenix.com) is the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, revolutionizing networking by transforming legacy WANs into a radically simplified, secure, application-defined fabric and unified hybrid WAN. Enabling application-specific, service-level agreements (SLAs), CloudGenix controls network application performance based upon application-performance SLAs and business priority. CloudGenix ION (Instant-On Network) simplifies how WANs are designed and managed, enabling customers to build “networks without networking,” and achieve more than twice the performance at less than half the cost while extending data center-class security to the network edge. Founded in 2013 by a team that has delivered industry-leading products in networking, SDN, cloud, security and web-scale applications, CloudGenix serves world-class financial services, legal, retail and technology organizations.