- Citrix network solution will boost performance, reliability and security for LeasePlan all while making cost-savings
- Dublin-based LeasePlan Information Services was responsible for the installation and management of the solution for over 110 branch offices in 32 countries worldwide
- Offices using new platform provide return on investment within 12-18 months
Zinopy, the trusted workspace virtualisation and information security specialists, is announcing the implementation and management of an advanced network solution for LeasePlan Information Services. The solution will boost performance, reliability and security for LeasePlan, all while making cost-savings.
LeasePlan is one of the world’s leading Car-as-a-Service companies, with over 1.8 million vehicles under management. Its Dublin-based subsidiary, LeasePlan Information Services, provides a full range of ICT services to over 110 branch offices located in 32 countries across the globe.
To match the company’s growth, a challenge for LeasePlan Information Services was maintaining a stable and high-performing network capable of connecting all its locations. With customers placing an increasing importance on rich content and video, a new approach was needed.
Zinopy, LeasePlan Information Services’ long-standing strategic partner, encouraged LeasePlan to adopt Citrix’s NetScaler Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) as a solution to this challenge. As Ireland’s leading Citrix Platinum Solution Specialist, Zinopy was uniquely placed to deploy the new network solution across LeasePlan’s branch offices.
Within the next 18 months, Zinopy will implement this new solution in all 110 of LeasePlan branch offices. This will cut both maintenance and installation costs for the company. LeasePlan has seen a return on investment within 12-18 months in locations connected via SD-WAN, and expects further cost-savings in these offices compared to the legacy solution.
The upgrade has also improved availability and security for LeasePlan. SD-WAN uses multiple circuits, from the public internet to 4G, ensuring that should any network link fail, the remaining paths will guarantee that clients experience zero loss of service. Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN provides an additional layer of security through an in-built firewall and combined with a Secure Web Gateway solution, such as zScaler, provides secure local breakout to the Internet and cloud services.
Lloyd Spendlove, IT Services Manager at LeasePlan Information Services, said: “LeasePlan and Zinopy have developed a strong and successful relationship over more than ten years. We were fully confident in Zinopy’s ability to deliver the solution, and have found the upgrade to be a great success. Our team is responsible for ensuring every one of our users has reliable access to the applications they require to work effectively. With SD-WAN, users never have to worry about outages or performance issues”.
Aidan McEvoy, Sales Director at Zinopy Limited, said: “As a strategic partner, it makes a huge difference when working with a company as progressive as LeasePlan. The company has proved itself to be a bold early adopter of this technology, and this underlines an aggressive move to the Cloud. We are delighted with the continued growth of LeasePlan, and its forward-looking perspective is an indicator of the strength of the company’s ambition.”