With VDI, EGAN worksites now have the freedom and flexibility to not have additional hardware on site. Before utilizing Ecessa, EGAN needed a server, SAN (Storage Area Network), support for the SAN, and a router. In all, over $70,000 in onsite hardware costs are avoided while Ecessa’s never down technology increases the quality of the connection and service. EGAN saves over $100,000 per site annually in technology expenses.
When organizations implement VoIP and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology, they must ensure that communication lines are always available and open for successful collaboration and productivity. An Ecessa device is a vital network component for ensuring continuous connection.
These days, a number of companies have multiple locations operating within their service portfolio. However, the management and collaboration among these sites can sometimes present challenges.
In order to address these issues, many organizations have implemented VoIP and virtual desktop infrastructure technology to ensure that communication lines are available and open for remote collaboration.
EGAN Company is a large engineering firm that provides a range of construction services including mechanical, electrical, industrial controls, building systems, curtain wall and glass construction. When EGAN ran into performance issues with its network, it turned to Ecessa for help.
With more than 800 staff members and several locations outside of its headquarters, the business implemented a VDI system to ensure streamlined communications and access to mission-critical applications and resources for employees on all sites.
However, once the system was put in place, company leaders noticed a number of VDI performance issues creeping up. As the successful operation of the companies multiple locations hinged on this technology, this was an issue that had to be addressed immediately to mitigate any additional obstacles and unlock the productivity benefits VDI and VoIP technology can foster.
EGAN CIO Jim Nonn noted that due to the lack of a high-performance network infrastructure, employees had to log in to the system nearly 50 times a day just to access the resources they needed. At first, Nonn contacted a major telecommunications provider to help establish reliable connectivity for the company. Nonn soon found that the firm’s system – which included multiple lines for failover – was lacking, especially when it came to its usability.
“We had been using a competitor’s equipment to take those two lines and make sure that if a connection went down, it would failover to the other connection and we just were not happy with the performance,” Nonn said. “In particular, our users weren’t happy with the performance, which is even worse.”
When he needed a network infrastructure solution that would provide more reliability, however, he chose Ecessa.
Nonn pointed out that when the company’s VDI and VoIP solutions became unavailable – which happened even in the middle of calls – the result was a loss in productivity and revenue. Thankfully, Ecessa was able to rectify EGAN’s situation with its industry-leading WAN virtualization technology WANworX. The system was first implemented at one site, and once the benefits and success were realized, the company quickly deployed the technology at all of its remote sites.
“Never being down – that’s really the key. That’s the bar in IT that we’re all held to now,” Nonn said. “And that’s one thing that the Ecessa equipment really helps us to ensure, that the remote sites, in particular, are never down, and that our headquarters site here is never down from a telecommunications link standpoint.”
With Ecessa’s WANworX in place, EGAN has a reliable connectivity infrastructure for its VoIP and VDI systems and Nonn is confident that these resources will always be available for employees.
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