Less Than 7 Days to Deploy: What do you do?
Director of Marketing, Content
October 11, 2017
It’s just an average Wednesday at the office when you get an urgent message stating “We have a new project location in Meereen and we need it online by Monday.” Being in IT, this translates to setting up a portable trailer at the Meereen project site, equipping it as a normal branch office with a way to access the Internet and cloud applications, be able to send and receive large files, and support VoIP phone service. Oh, and to add a wrinkle, you have no idea what types of transport options are available at the project location, who are the local carriers, or if there even are any from which to choose. What do you do?
This scenario is not an uncommon one for GE Johnson Construction Company, who often only has days in which to get a job site up and running. It’s also not an uncommon scenario for many organizations that are given less than ample notice to get branch or remote sites fully functional in a very short amount of time. And like GE Johnson, organizations who face this fire drill regularly, a solution that allows for a very fast deployment timeline, built-in flexibility, and a use-what’s-available-but-make-sure-it-has-tons-of-bandwidth connection is the only way to go.
GE Johnson, who specializes in complex and schedule-driven projects in a variety of niches including: advanced technology, cultural, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, mixed use, and office, was able to deploy job sites in less than 7 days using VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN and also achieve:
- Savings of $75,000 in annual data and voice circuit costs
- Optimized best-case transport at locations with little to no connectivity options
- Streamlined remote location deployment and reduced lead time requirements
- Optimized exchange of large-sized design files to any location within the network or cloud
To learn how GE Johnson gained efficiencies, agility, and delivered on its core business goals, read the full case study here.
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