SABMiller is one of the world's leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries.
SABMiller India also has growing soft drinks businesses and is one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products. With the rapid growth in the number of branches and applications, the IT- Infrastructure and Security Team at SABMiller India decided to consolidate its IT Infrastructure. With this consolidation, there was an additional pressure placed on WAN bandwidth with latency issues persisting. It was quite a task for the IT department to deliver an acceptable user experience across the WAN network.
The implementation of SteelHead products yielded immediate and significant results. After the deployment, the company witnessed significant improvement in the application performance and found that there was no need to increase bandwidth. File transfers over the WAN are now 10 to 50 times faster depending on file size, emails are ten times faster, and Web applications are 15 times faster with SteelHead products.