Harrington Industrial Plastics

Harrington Industrial plastics mpls replacement with peplink extreme savings

Harrington Industrial Plastics Saves $100,000 per Year

Yesterday I discontinued our last 3 MPLS circuits.”

Charles Miller. Systems Engineering, Harrington Industrial Plastics.



Time For An Upgrade

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. Harrington is the US’s largest distributor of industrial plastics piping, serving all industries with corrosive and high-purity applications. It requires peak performance at all times in order to serve its large customer base and 43 busy branches.


Quick Deployment and Unbreakable Connectivity

In evaluating an upgrade to its network infrastructure, it was only natural that Harrington settled on the best in the industry — Peplink. Peplink partner Frontier Computer Corporation was chosen to help design and deploy the solution. Since Peplink gear is so easy to configure and install, Harrington was able to design, prototype and roll out the entire solution to the corporate headquarters and all 43 branches.


harrington industrial plastics peplink mpls replacement solution deployed by frontierUS


Overview

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.


Requirements

● Zero network outages

● Flexible resilience options

● Cost-effective solution


Solution

Peplink Balance 1350

Peplink Balance 380

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Benefits

● Extreme savings of $100,000 per year

● 4x the bandwidth

● Seamless hardware failover

● Highly available network due to WAN diversity

● Highly cost-effective compared to competing solutions

● Easy resilience achieved by adding 4G USB modems

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.


Dependable, Resilient Networking that’s also Very Budget-friendly


harrington industrial plastics 43 branches peplink balance 380 mpls replacement frontierUS

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.


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.



Proudly presented by Peplink Partner Frontier Computer Corporation.



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