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Henkel Achieves Guaranteed Application Performance; Meets Key Business Objectives with WAN Optimization Solution from Ipanema Technologies

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ipanema Technologies, the industry leader in application performance solutions for business efficiency, announced today that Henkel, a leading worldwide consumer and industrial manufacturer of laundry and home care, beauty care and adhesive technologies, has successfully implemented its WAN optimization solution to help Henkel guarantee end-user performance of business critical applications around the globe.

Linking 400 sites to its Wide Area Network (WAN), Henkel selected Ipanema to help it guarantee the quality of experience of 47,000 users worldwide, since controlling the increasing complexity of more and more users, new applications and systems is crucial to delivering the best performance to the business-critical applications that the company relies on to succeed.

In addition, Henkel is using Ipanema to help it support the use of standardized IT-based processes, consolidate and simplify the IT infrastructure, reduce operating costs and migrate applications to a unified private cloud.

Using Ipanema, Henkel’s IT team is now able to easily deploy new IT transformations, such as telepresence and cloud-based applications, to the business units without impacting the company’s productivity. Additionally, network costs are optimized since the network is constantly controlled and monitored so that the most critical business applications always receive optimal performance. In this way, there is no need to increase bandwidth capacity, since when the network is overused, less critical or recreational applications are kept under control.

With application visibility through a real-time application performance dashboard and drill-down reports, Henkel’s IT team is more proactive and can see and resolve network problems before they impact the end-user, so help-desk calls are also greatly reduced.

“Thanks to our work with Ipanema, our hybrid network has delivered on its promise,” said Frank Meyer, Technical Project Lead, Henkel. “It allows us to cost effectively benefit from the best of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and the Internet, and the objective-based application performance management strongly reduces complexity and enables us to dynamically guarantee the applications’ performance to end-users anytime.”

“We have been working closely with Henkel to help the company deliver guaranteed performance to each user and support their strategic IT transformation to cloud computing and Unified Communications,” said Béatrice Piquer, Vice-President Marketing for Ipanema Technologies. “We’re proud to be able to support Henkel’s business objectives and provide a direct connection between application performance and their business requirements.”

About Ipanema Technologies

Ipanema provides enterprises with a direct connection between application performance and their business requirements. With Ipanema Technologies, enterprises automatically understand which applications use the network and deliver guaranteed performance they to each user. Enterprises can support their strategic IT transformations - like cloud computing and Unified Communications - and control Internet growth while reducing their IT expenses.

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Source: Ipanema Technologies