Streamlined communications are key to efficiency. But for one large business focused on feeding the world, connecting and operating a myriad of locations is a core IT challenge. The company produces and sells packaged foods across five continents via millions of points of sale and hundreds of corporate locations, ranging from large campuses to small offices to manufacturing facilities and distribution centers.
Previously, the company relied on a hub-and-spoke wide-area network (WAN) architecture that used a combination of two managed IP MPLS VPN links and broadband, one MPLS and two broadband, or one broadband and 4G depending on location. All local traffic was funneled through the regional data centers for inspection by a corporate firewall.