Harringtons Industrial Plastics, USA

MPLS Alternative | Branch Edge

Harrington Plastics, the US’s largest industrial plastics distributor, was looking to upgrade its network equipment. Harrington’s team came across Peplink and started thinking about MPLS alternatives. By choosing Peplink, they saved a fortune on upgrades and ended up with yearly savings of up to $100,000.

Even with this additional redundancy we are still saving 100k annually as compared to dedicated T1 and MPLS costs. Not to mention we are now getting 4 times the bandwidth!”

Charles Miller. Systems Engineering, Harrington Industrial Plastics.
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Challenge

Harrington Industrial Plastics decided it was time to upgrade its network equipment. Its existing solution used redundant MPLS for site-to-site traffic and broadband connections  for Internet access.  It requires peak performance at all times in order to serve its large customer base and 43 busy branches. It was more than natural that Harrington Plastics was looking for a cost effective solution and flexible resilience options.

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Solution

The corporate office houses a pair of redundant Balance 1350s for hardware resilience. Served by 4 separate links from multiple service providers, the network’s chance of an outage is practically zero. All 43 branches are now equipped with a fleet of Balance 380s, bonding a combination of DSL, cable and fiber-optic links together with an additional 4G USB modem for added resilience. These work together to create an Unbreakable VPN connection to the Balance 1350s at the corporate office, connecting the final dot.

Result

Harrington Industrial Plastics couldn’t be happier. They now benefit from an extremely reliable and cost-effective network. Supplying additional  resilience is as easy as plugging in a 4G USB modem. Where the MPLS 768kb deployed previously had cost them $192000 a year for all 40 sites, their new solution is now only costing them $92000. Their total bandwidth has been bumped from 36 Mbps to 138 Mbps. 

Deployment