Deploying F5’s WANJet has enabled AutoTrader.com to address application response time issues affecting employee productivity. For example, it would take up to a minute for remote site users to download e-mail attachments with the company’s previous solution. Additionally, the company needed to improve file-sharing performance and response times for internal employees accessing sales and CRM applications.
“WANJet is a comprehensive solution that meets all our requirements for handling e-mail attachments, HTTP applications and file sharing and has given us a 73 percent gain in bandwidth utilization,” said Eric Blue, network and security manager for AutoTrader.com. “Within a couple of days of deployment, access speed improved dramatically and there was a big change in user perception. Employees can now efficiently access and share the information they need to do their jobs.”
The AutoTrader.com WAN environment is a fully redundant network comprising seven regional offices connected to the headquarters in Atlanta, via dual-frame relay connections.