Rahbany learned about Talari on an industry blog. Talari creates a Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) by bringing real-time, packet-level intelligence to the network. With Talari, The Hain Celestial Group has increased WAN capacity, improved network resiliency and lowered costs. Phone calls and videoconferences are loud and clear. ERP, finance and other applications are speedy and unimpeded by network congestion or link failure.
The Hain Celestial Group deployed Talari in eight locations and two data centers and plans to roll out another four locations.
Manufacturing plants in Southern California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey were the first to benefit from Talari, since they were experiencing the biggest bandwidth crunch. The difference was immediately apparent.
“The transformation of our employee customers before and after the Talari deployment was remarkable,” says Rahbany.
Calls to the helpdesk are down. “I was working helpdesk tickets like crazy, trying to figure out what was eating up bandwidth. I spent a lot of time analyzing traffic. All that went away when Talari was deployed. It was a major win. The helpdesk isn’t getting calls because of slow applications, and that has given me a lot more time to deal with my other job—network security,” says Steinke.
Having an SD-WAN has been vital for business continuity. The Hain Celestial Group replicates between its data centers in Colorado and New York using a 20Mbps MPLS VPN as the primary connection and a 100Mbps Internet connection that could only be used during a failure. With Talari, all of that bandwidth can be used—all the time. “Talari added an obvious win for data-center-to-data-center optimization and link aggregation,” says Rahbany. “We are pumping tons of data between our data centers, and that will only increase.”