F5 gear bought to optimize WAN also helps with VDI
Distribution Management Inc. bought F5’s Big-IP Gateway to handle WAN optimization, but it turns out the platform solved a string of problems that cropped up when the company deployed VMware virtual desktop infrastructure, too.
With offices in about 15 metro areas in North America, the company needed optimization to make the most of its WAN connections, but during its bake-off among Cisco, F5 and Riverbed WAN optimization gear, it realized the right device could address other concerns, says Dan Shipley, IT architect for the computer and office equipment wholesaler, which is headquartered outside St. Louis, Mo.
It wound up trialing F5’s Big-IP Gateway for a month or so, then buying, configuring and putting it into test mode for the first few months of last year.
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