SOURCE: Aryaka

September 05, 2012 09:00 ET

Methven Taps Aryaka WAN Optimization as-a-Service to Accelerate ERP Applications and Avoid Appliances and MPLS

World-Renowned Shower and Tapware Designer Finds Aryaka for RDP Clients 12,000 Miles Away

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) - Aryaka (www.aryaka.com), the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization as-a-Service solution, today announced that leading New Zealand shower and tapware designer Methven Limited [MVN] has experienced dramatically faster application response time by using Aryaka's optimized network to connect the New Zealand headquarters with its expanding support and sales office in the United Kingdom. The company also saves thousands of dollars by avoiding up-front costs and expenses, plus ongoing maintenance costs, required by costly and complex WAN optimization appliances and MPLS links.

International shower and tapware designer Methven wanted to deploy a single Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system across all subsidiaries worldwide. Based in New Zealand and with operations in the United Kingdom, Australia and China, Methven needed a resilient link enabling fast application response times globally. This was particularly important for the UK sales and distribution team seeking to access centralized applications using the Microsoft Desktop Protocol (RDP) hosted 12,000 miles away in New Zealand. The company reached out to Aryaka because it found WAN optimization appliances and global MPLS too costly and complex to meet Methven's budget.

"With our precious capital and limited technical resources, we didn't want to pay for big fat pipes or extra hardware to optimize our WAN," said Alan Henderson, Methven's Information Systems Manager. "Aryaka resolves our issues of high latency at half the cost. The Aryaka solution is innovative, and allows us to roll out our ERP and other applications across our Group in a cost-effective and simple manner."

"We're also happy to see over 90% compression rates on both MSSQL and crucially, Print JetDirect," Henderson added. "The ease of hooking in other remote sites is especially attractive. We see Aryaka as a key element of our future cloud application strategies."

Aryaka delivers these benefits to Methven:

  • 4X improved response times on RDP
  • 32% CIFS data reduction
  • 90% MSSQL compression
  • 90% Print JetDirect compression

About Methven
A pioneer in bathroom and kitchen plumbing for over 125 years, Methven is New Zealand's oldest and largest designer of shower and tapware to builders, plumbers and home renovators. Today, Methven is a world-class international business with our proprietary technology, shower systems and tapware ranges earning a reputation for innovation, high quality, and water and energy efficiency. Methven has won prestigious design awards worldwide for the innovative functionality and water and energy saving aspects of our products including the prestigious Red Dot and Good Design Awards.

About Aryaka
Aryaka is the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization as-a-Service company solving application and network performance issues faced by the distributed enterprise. Aryaka has been named to Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech 50 innovative startups for 2011, a "Cool Vendor" by a leading analyst firm and a GigaOm Structure 50 company that will shape the future of cloud computing. Aryaka eliminates the need for expensive and complex WAN optimization appliances as well as long-haul connectivity, and enhances collaboration across corporate locations, data centers and cloud services. It offers significant cost benefits, ease-of-use, instant deployment, performance advantages, dramatic productivity gains and real-time visibility into WAN applications, locations and performance, while providing 24/7 world-class support. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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