Harrington Industrial Plastics, USA

MPLS Alternative | Branch Edge

Harrington Industrial Plastics is the US’s largest industrial plastics distributor. They came across Peplink while they were looking to upgrade their network equipment and started thinking about alternatives to MPLS. In the end they chose Peplink’s network solution because they would save 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 its 43 busy branches. It was more than natural that Harrington Plastics was looking for a cost effective solution with flexible resilience options.

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Solution

A pair of redundant Balance 1350s will be deployed to the corporate office for hardware resilience. This results in the network’s chance of an outage being practically zero as it is served by 4 separate links from multiple service providers. The next step is to deploy a fleet of Balance 380s capable of bonding DSL, cable and fiber-optic links together to all 43 branches. Network resilience can then be further increased by simply adding 4G USB modems. These all work together to create an unbreakable VPN connection to the Balance 1350s located at the corporate office.

Result

Harrington Industrial Plastics couldn’t be happier with the final results. They now benefit from an extremely reliable and cost-effective network. Supplying additional resilience is as easy as plugging in a 4G USB modem. Best of all, their new solution only costs them $92,000 a year for all 43 sites compared to the previously deployed MPLS 768kb that costed them $192,000. To top it off, their total bandwidth has increased from 36 Mbps to 138 Mbps.

Deployment