The Vandemoortele Group is the European market leader in frozen bakery products, margarines and fats, and focuses on the B2B sector. Active in more than 50 locations in Europe, it has 38 production facilities spread out over 12 European countries, and more than 5,000 employees.
With Ipanema’s Hybrid Network Unification
solution, we can fully use the global capacity of our 2 MPLS networks and have a 100% availability and performance guarantee for our business applications, at any time.”
Infrastructure Services Manager
Vandemoortele’s network connects 54 sites in 12 European countries, with 2 MPLS networks delivered by 2 different Telcos: T-Systems and Interoute.
The main challenges of Vandemoortele were to:
Ensure business continuity for critical applications (SAP) during and after the centralization and consolidation of their data centers
Save on IT costs by optimum use of the global network resources
Achieve business-driven management of application performance
Ipanema fitted perfectly with Vandemoortele’s requirements: it’s a dynamic WAN selection solution integrated with Application Visibility, QoS & Control and WAN Optimization:
Guaranteed application performance across the 2 MPLS networks
Full business continuity
Full use of the two available resources
In addition to the benefits above, the Ipanema solution was also chosen to:
Dynamically align WAN and business objectives thanks to its WAN Governance approach
Deliver high-level application performance reports for the board of directors
Perfectly fit with a managed service model, where Vandemoortele can concentrate on its application performance, letting T-Systems address the technical part of the solution.
Guaranteed application performance and service continuity
Largest network capacity without extra costs
Completely integrated into the managed service delivered by T-Systems
“In order to simplify both network and application performance management, we opted for the managed service offered by T-Systems. This allows us to fully concentrate on what matters to our business: application and service performance,” concludes Koen Tacq, Infrastructure Services Manager, Vandemoortele.