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Dubai-based Aramex optimises branch office connectivity

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NewsHubDubai-based Aramex , a global provider of logistics and transportation services, has evolved into a global brand in the three decades since it was founded in 1982.
It is a publicly traded company on the Dubai Financial Market and employs more than 17,000 people in 575 locations across 70 countries. The company also leads a network of partners that provides a global presence and brings together 40 independent express companies from around the world.
Its services include logistics, international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, secure records and information management. Its e-services include e-business solutions.
In recent years, Aramex has steadily expanded its geographic and business footprint, and each new site has brought familiar challenges: a lengthy network installation and configuration process coupled with a tedious mapping-out of which routes would be best for the new office.
To overcome these challenges and the high volumes of data being transferred and shared across its network, as well as meeting the growing need for increased agility, Aramex chose to optimise its network connectivity, and virtualisation featured heavily on its agenda.
Ramzy Masarweh, corporate IT manager at Aramex , said the company had recently scaled up its branch office performance and connectivity by implementing the Silver Peak SD-WAN, a virtualised environment that was cost-effective for smaller and remote offices.
The high cost and limited capacity of WAN connectivity at some remote sites was restricting the business, said Masarweh. “ Silver Peak’s Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN has delivered reliable performance and automation at remote sites, freeing us up to open the doors to more locations now and in the future,” he added.

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