Introduction

This case study of Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) is based on a July 2021 survey of Aryaka Networks customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


“With Aryaka, our global applications are faster by 20% and Aryaka accelerated Office365 in China by 1.5X.”


The Challenge

Prior to deploying Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN solution, Hirsch Bedner Associates was experiencing the following issues with their MPLS + WAN optimization box vendor:

  • Unreliable connectivity to China
  • Inability to adopt cloud-based applications
Use Case

The company selected Aryaka for the following use cases:

  • Enable multi-cloud connectivity
  • Improve connectivity/application performance in China
Results

After deploying Aryaka, Hirsch Bedner Associates achieved the following results:

  • Accelerated key applications, including Microsoft Office365
  • Increased productivity and collaboration among end-users
  • Stable connectivity for end-users in China, including their remote employees who make up over 75% of the company’s workforce in Asia

Additionally, the IT organization saw the following benefits:

  • An estimated time savings of 10-25%
  • Gained the ability to support an estimated 25% more users
  • Positively impacted the network TCO by decreasing hardware costs by up to 50%, decreasing software costs by less than 25% and decreasing time spent on incident resolution by 25%