RIVERBED WAN OPTIMIZATION SOLUTIONS IMPROVE EMPLOYEE COLLABORATION FOR NATIONWIDE WORKFORCE AT MAZZETTI NASH LIPSEY BURCHFebruary 11, 2013 No Comments
SOURCE: Riverbed Technology
SAN FRANCISCO – January 30, 2013 – Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced that Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (Mazzetti) a full-service consulting and building design firm, has deployed Riverbed® wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions to improve collaboration between its 10 offices in North America. As a result of the deployment, Mazzetti has accelerated application performance by as much as 78 percent. The improved performance enables employees to be more productive and now work more collaboratively and efficiently, without requiring employees to travel.
Founded in 1962, Mazzetti, a merger of Mazzetti & Associates and Nash Lipsey Burch, is a nationwide, full-service consulting and design firm focused on the engineered systems of buildings, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, technology, lighting, and power systems. Mazzetti’s 150 employees are located in 10 offices and work collaboratively on AutoDesk® Revit® software for Building Information Modeling (BIM)s. However, document collaboration was often a challenge and required employees to travel to another office or, in some cases, unproductively sit idle as synchronized changes locked out users due to latency, severely impacting productivity.
Mazzetti knew bandwidth upgrades would not fully resolve these application performance issues, so the company chose to deploy a WAN optimization solution. Mazzetti selected Riverbed Steelhead appliances and Steelhead Mobile software because Riverbed delivered the most application specific optimizations across broadest range of form factors. Adding to the selection of Riverbed, Mazzetti Director of Information Technology John Robison had a positive experience using Steelhead appliances at a previous company.
“Once we deployed Steelhead appliances in each of our 10 offices and gave Steelhead Mobile clients to our employees who were frequently on the road, our lives changed,” said Robison. “We were able to sync changes on Revit in seconds in some cases and we no longer worried about syncs locking out employees. Now, we’re able to make changes to documents from different offices without any issue. As we no longer have to fly employees from various offices to work on projects, it means we save on travel costs.”
Mazzetti saw a 78 percent application performance improvement in peak periods. To extend the benefits of WAN optimization, Mazzetti provided a Steelhead appliance to a consulting partner in India. After the installation, the partner, who was previously unable to get on Mazzetti’s Revit server due to latency, is now able to get instant access. “Our partner in India got LAN (local area network)-like performance as soon as the Steelhead appliance was configured,” added Robison. “As a result, we also extended this access to external contractors by giving them VPN access loaded with Steelhead Mobile. Now, they have the same fast performance needed to access our BIMs when we need to collaborate.”
“We have a template of technology solutions for each new office we open or integrate into the company. As a result of our positive experience, Riverbed WAN optimization solutions are now a key technology piece in our template for any new offices we open in the future,” concluded Robison.
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