The Challenge

Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs of homes, farms and businesses nationwide for over 80 years. Suburban Propane wanted to replace their costly and inefficient frame relay network with a solution that would provide increased bandwidth, reduce monthly costs, enable better control of their data communications, and support future scalability.

 

 

Our Solution

NetWolves designed and deployed a fault-tolerant, dynamic multipoint VPN (DMVPN) wide area network for Suburban Propane for maximum data exchange. The design includes three diverse carrier DS3s at the host, increased remote location bandwidth, visibility, and never before seen resiliency with 100 percent uptime. This solution was implemented across the entire enterprise, and has grown to hundreds of locations thanks to a scalable design. For real-time visibility into all of their remote locations, Suburban Propane also implemented NetWolves’ patented SRM2™ Monitoring and Management Services on WolfPac™ platforms for overall network management, security, and control.

The Results

As a result of this efficient and effective managed networking offering from NetWolves, Suburban Propane enjoys increased bandwidth and a 52% savings over the legacy network they replaced. In addition, Suburban Propane now utilizes better management tools for a real-time view of their network and quicker trouble resolution.

  • “NetWolves has delivered a complete network solution that meets our demands today with scalability built-in for future expansion.” – Suburban Propane