Zinopy boosts performance, reliability and security for LeasePlan Information Services

LeasePlan is one of the world’s leading fleet management and driver mobility companies, employing over 6,600 people in 32 countries and with more than 1.7 million vehicles under management.

Zinopy boosts performance, reliability and security for LeasePlan Information Services

LeasePlan Information Services is a subsidiary of LeasePlan, based in Dublin, providing a range of IT services to LeasePlan corporation around the globe.

Challenge

Serving over 110 branch offices around the world, LeasePlan Information Services needed to match LeasePlan’s physical growth with a stable and high-performing network solution, connecting all locations. LeasePlan operates a centralised IT infrastructure. Data centres are located in Dublin so it is crucial that our employees have a good user experience, regardless of where in the world they are. It’s essential that they have the same experience as if they were based close to the data centres in Dublin.

Solution

LeasePlan Information Services wished to explore a possible alternative to MPLS. Zinopy recommended Citrix’s Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution. After a proof of concept, LeasePlan recognised Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN as the perfect answer to their business challenge.

SD-WAN improved availability, reliability and performance while also significantly reducing costs. Instead of an MPLS network using an active primary link and a largely unused and expensive backup secondary link, SD-WAN created a single aggregated virtual circuit across all available connections links. This combines the bandwidth of these circuits to provide additional highly available bandwidth.

Zinopy consolidates LeasePlan's infrastructure

LeasePlan is the worlds largest fleet management company with 1.7 million vehicles under contract.

achievements

  • Improved availability
  • Additional layer of security through in-built firewall provides secure internet access
  • Significant cost savings

client perspective

" LeasePlan and Zinopy have developed a strong and successful relationship over more than ten years. LeasePlan has a long history with Citrix and we were fully confident in Zinopy’s ability to deliver. It is already proving to be a stunningly successful infrastructure upgrade for us. "

Lloyd Spendlove, IT Services Manager, LeasePlan Information Services