Design Firm dwp Tackles Global Collaboration Challenges with Silver Peak

Design professionals and project managers at award-winning architecture and interior design firm dwp | design worldwide partnership collaborate and exchange large-size design blueprints and documents daily between offices in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. With key productivity applications such as file, email, web, AutoCAD and Revit becoming more bandwidth-, processing- and storage-intensive, dwp turns to Silver Peak Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) software to accelerate its file transfers and optimize its WAN performance, while reducing infrastructure costs by 80 percent.

With 12 offices spanning across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, dwp employs over 450 design professionalscollaborating across borders to deliver architecture, interior design, masterplanning and project coordination, as well as service concepts and solutions, to thehighest international standards. Besides addressing its data explosion, there was an urgent need for dwp to lower its operating expenditure (OPEX), whichsoared dramatically due to an increase in bandwidth costs necessitated by poor network connectivity between its data center located in Bangkok and the various branch offices. In addition, link costs and latency were the highest between Bahrain and Bangkok.

After the VXOA deployment, It now takes only a few minutes to transfer 1 GB of data across the distributed enterprise. Staff productivity has been greatly enhanced with the network performing faster, and becoming more agile and efficient in delivering consistent service levels.

Besides that, its sharedPoint portal now performs significantly faster than before.

Other benefits include sharp reduction in hardware, bandwidth and software licensing costs by as much as 80 percent due to the network performing optimally.