Pluss is a social enterprise that makes gainful employment a reality for more than 5000 disabled and disadvantaged UK citizens every year. With 37 locations and over 300 active users, Pluss makes heavy use of its WAN infrastructure which was built on managed MPLS lines until recently.

“It saves us money, is easy to manage, and grows with us effortlessly.”

Steve Taylor, – Pluss
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Challenge

Steve Taylor, IT Manager at Pluss, needed to cut costs by replacing a costly MPLS service with alternatives such as DSL or EFM. In addition to cutting operational costs, he hoped to find a solution that would boost performance and be easy to scale.

“Our Peplink WAN has become a strategic enabler of all of our customer facing services.”

Solution

Steve found the solution Pluss needed in Peplink products. The Balance series of high performance enterprise routers and SpeedFusion bonding technology. Pluss now powers its entire WAN infrastructure with simple to install, highly reliable, and cost-effective Peplink gear. This allowed them to aggregate DSL and other commodity connections and replace expensive leased lines.

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Video Interview

Pluss

We recently interviewed Steve Taylor to learn more about how Pluss reduced costs, improved reliability, and simplified IT management with Peplink.

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Results

Reduced operational expenditure — Compared to MPLS


Agility Able to add and remove different types and classes of additional bandwidth as and when needed, at any location.


Lower support requirement — Simple solution that can be monitored and managed by first-line engineers. This frees up network engineers to do more useful activities like application monitoring and capacity planning.

Reliability — SpeedFusion has been a very reliable and secure method for our VPN WAN delivery. With a reliable network, we can spend more time on customer-facing projects that can really make a difference to our bottom line and the productivity of the company as a whole.

Deployment