Case Study: Aerospace and Defense Company


By employing an innovative distributed network architecture at Equinix, a leading aerospace and defense company realizes improved user experience, better throughput capacity and 20% net savings.



By employing an innovative distributed network architecture at Equinix, a leading aerospace and defense company realizes improved user experience, better throughput capacity and 20% net savings.

Company Background

Established more than 80 years ago, this prominent aerospace company has a long history of providing leading-edge communication products in the marketplace, and its electronics are installed in the cockpits of airlines around the world.

Challenge

Like many enterprises today, the company faced a number of performance challenges with its legacy IT architecture. In a world of anytime, anywhere and any device, enterprises are continually faced with the complexity of delivering more data, more apps and more mobility to more endpoints and for more information consumers. Enterprise applications and their underlying wide area networks (WANs) can be key business enablers. However, many enterprises also have architectural, implementation and cost challenges that often lead to sub-optimal performance.

In this instance, the company faced continual demands to increase bandwidth, but realized they were going to continue to experience low ROI and diminished returns on any investments unless they addressed the underlying limitations of their infrastructure, a MPLS-based WAN and virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) from a single provider. This architecture limited business projects, impacted user experience and complicated business continuity planning, primarily for the following reasons.

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) operates a global interconnection platform of more than 200 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 52 markets in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to protect, connect and power the digital economy.
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