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Australian charity organization selects Expand Network for optimization of overseas telecommunications


Australian charity organization selects Expand Network for optimization of overseas telecommunications
Company Expand Networks, a provider of IP telephony applications, as well as WAN optimization packages for branch office consolidation, network facilitation and virtualization, has announced that it has started the operational support of Australian humanitarian charity ‘’Oxfam Australia’’ network. Oxfam Australia has deployed Expand Networks Accelerators throughout its international asset of offices.
The expected solution is aimed to ensure the performance of charity’s network, connectivity and applications in support of staff activity between its Australian and widespread overseas operations.

“Poor connectivity presented us with an appalling IT performance challenge. In particular, in-country staff access critical services such as Intranet, VoIP and Web collaboration tools from head office,” stated Grant Holton-Picard, technical infrastructure manager at Oxfam Australia, “However, limited by our bandwidth provisions, slow delivery of applications began to impact our staff's ability to work efficiently.”

Additional hot issue facing the organizational network was the synchronization of Active Directory. The IT team in Melbourne tried heavily to provide remote support to field located systems or remote end consumers. The charity organization was in actual need of an efficient WAN optimization to eliminate the network operational problems. Expand Networks was selected due to good operational records and associated capability to combine VoIP and data traffic acceleration and file sharing services.

According to Holton-Picard, Expand’s ability to monitor, optimize, and control interactive RDP sessions and apply QoS techniques to protect VoIP also helped the product standout when going through the evaluation phase. “We immediately initiated a trial between our head office an overseas site with poor connectivity, and we have found Expand provided the acceleration to support our users' connectivity needs.”

Oxfam Australia has deployed Expand Accelerators in conjoint effort to implement a wider infrastructure upgrade throughout its primary overseas sites. The charity firm has successfully executed the first stage of the Expand project, deployed across 12 locations for acceleration. Recently Expand Networks announced that its WAN Optimization has initiated a company-wide server consolidation project at Thompsons Solicitors, a personal injury practice in the UK.


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