World Fuel Services Selects Aryaka for Network Transformation Initiative

Aryaka, a leader in managed SD-WAN and SASE, announced World Fuel Services, a global energy company, has selected Aryaka’s cloud-first platform for its latest network transformation initiative.

The initiative consists of providing World Fuel Services with secure connectivity for its global hybrid workforce while lowering its total cost of ownership.

World Fuel Services sells and distributes aviation, marine and land fuel products, as well as energy management solutions, to clients across a range of industries in more than 200 countries worldwide.

When World Fuel Services embarked on a digital transformation initiative, transforming its core on-premises network was the critical first step and foundation to achieving its vision of a cloud-first architecture.

The company’s MPLS network was unreliable, expensive and time-consuming to maintain across its global sites. Its IT organization determined the company needed a unified, cloud-based architecture to deliver the company’s critical SaaS applications, such as Microsoft Office365, Box, Slack, Zoom and more, without increasing costs or management complexity.

After determining that Aryaka’s fully managed Cloud-First SD-WAN solution plus last mile management services met all its requirements, World Fuel Services rolled out the solution to 75-plus global sites. Once deployed, global application performance and network redundancy improved, while the company decreased its network total cost of ownership by 25 percent.

When the global pandemic appeared in 2020, World Fuel Services was challenged to transition an on-site organization to a remote workforce. The company’s traditional VPN was slow and unreliable. After deploying Aryaka Private Access, a secure managed VPN-as-a-Service solution, latency for remote workers decreased and remote users noted the positive experience of having fast, uninterrupted connectivity.

As a result, the company has embraced a hybrid work environment, viewing it as the future of work and Aryaka as an important tool to enable this vision. By moving to Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN and SASE solution, World Fuel Services plans to be MPLS and datacenter free by the end of 2021. Lastly, the move to Aryaka’s managed service has proved to be a major benefit, saving time and money for the IT organization.

Aryaka will present a webinar with Walter Aragon of World Fuel Services and Mauricio Sanchez, Network Security Research Director at Dell’Oro, addressing SASE technology drivers and implementation successes. Register for the October 20, webinar here:

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