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Talari Networks Strengthens Allparts Automotive's WAN


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August 01, 2012

Talari Networks Strengthens Allparts Automotive's WAN

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Allparts Automotive has augmented dependability of its WAN in an economically viable manner with the implementation of Talari Networks (News - Alert), Inc.’s adaptive private networking software appliances. Allparts, a major auto parts distributor in the UK, will not only increase its networking bandwidth by four times, but also ensure negligible downtime with the deployment. The implementation of Talari APN software appliances will also help Allparts to reduce its network investments by nearly 32 percent.

A minimum of two network connections are combined into one logical network by Talari’s offering. The offering tracks the performance of each network path between Allparts' nine branch offices and head office in High Wycombe in real-time. Congestions in the networks can be identified to the sub-second by measuring loss, latency and jitters, thereby letting the solution take instantaneous traffic engineering assessments on a packet-by-packet basis.

Allparts was initially using a Multi-Protocol Label Switching network, which comprised of one asymmetric digital subscriber line, or ADSL-based tail circuit, for linking every remote site along with an Internet virtual private network for failover backup. Border gateway protocol was in charge of maintaining the failover from the ADSL circuits to the VPNs. Network bottlenecks between branches and the head office were generated as the ADSL links provided insufficient bandwidth.

In a release, Nick Fulford, IT manager, Allparts said, "Our customers expect deliveries within the hour of a phone call. Five minutes of network downtime was a real problem."

Allparts collaborated with Agenda IT for developing a WAN with increased bandwidth in an economically viable manner.

Mike Adams, technical director, Agenda IT said, "Talari was the only solution that resolved all the issues that Allparts had: need to reduce costs, increase bandwidth, increase network resilience, better QoS and ease of management. Talari allows Allparts to be carrier-independent, thereby giving them the flexibility to change carriers as the market develops. Allparts now owns the intelligence within their network, which means they can control and alter the network as their business develops. This also means the network will be as good for their business in five years as it is today, no matter how their business develops."

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