Major supplier to the automotive sector implements VMware SD-WAN to deliver a fast and secure link connecting three European locations.

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“VMware SD-WAN reduced our monthly cost for the data lines by as much as 60 percent. This is EU €72,000 yearly. The new setup is faster than the old MLPS connection and gives us more flexibility to choose any provider.”

Mark Renders, European ICT Coordinator at Sumitomo Bakelite High Performance Plastic Products Europe

Replacing a classic MPLS data line with a modern SD-WAN solution

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (SBHPP) is a world leader in high-performance plastics solutions. Among other products, it produces phenolic resin and is a major supplier to the automotive sector where its solutions are used in the production of car tires. In Europe, the group has three sites, two in Belgium (Genk and Gent) and one in Spain (Montornes). When COVID-19 forced critical business changes, the company needed to create a fast and secure link between the three European locations. SBHPP replaced its incumbent MPLS data line with a modern VMware SD-WAN solution, delivering greater flexibility and more stability in operations and a cost reduction on connections of up to 60 percent.

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Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.