Xactly Deploys Aryaka's WAN as-a-Service to Improve RDP Performance

By Michael Guta, TMCnet Contributing Writer  |  August 27, 2015

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) directs data in high-performance telecommunication networks, but increasingly companies are finding it is not able to perform to the standards that is required in today’s low latency ecosystem. For companies that require information in real time, this can be a very expensive problem. Xactly (News - Alert) Corp., provider of Connection Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and related services, was running into the very same problem due to the high latency between U.S. and India, as well as other issues. The company chose to deploy Aryaka’s WAN as-a-Service to improve remote desktop protocol (RDP) performance for its global users.

In addition to the latency problems, Xactly was also experiencing poor application and overall end-user experience performance, as well as sub-optimal use of WAN bandwidth that resulted in large MPLS bills. With offices in San Jose, California and Bangalore, India, the company was always connected, and the new solution that could deliver improved performance at a better price point was necessary.

"The complexities and costs associated with MPLS make it unusable for many organizations today, especially those with distant remote offices and heavy investments in the cloud," said Ashwath Nagaraj, CTO at Aryaka (News - Alert).

Because WAN serves as mission-critical infrastructure for Xactly, the Aryaka WAN as-a-Service was a better option than MPLS.

The Aryaka platform was able to solve the latency problem through multi-segment TCP optimization, compression and application acceleration proxies built over a next-generation, software-defined, optimized network. According to Xactly, it was up and running in less than a day and the delivery of application over long distances were being carried out without any bugs.

Xactly saw improvements across the board, including up to 6x application acceleration, 90 percent data reduction across all applications, 10.9 Mbps peak bandwidth savings and 14x faster TCP connection set up.

"We had been using MPLS links to connect our international offices, but application performance remained poor, and latency was a killer," said Robert Genchi, Director of Information Systems/Technology at Xactly. "We switched to Aryaka because we place a high value on the consistency and affordability they deliver with their global, private WAN."

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino