July 18, 2014
Bremer Bank Picks Talari's WAN Appliances
By Jyothi Shanbhag
Bremer Bank, offering banking services throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, was looking out for Private Networking (APN) WAN appliances that could prevent session interruptions, offer full-time bandwidth and allows future bandwidth growth. All these requisites were met by Talari's family of Adaptive Private Networking (APN) WAN appliances.
The Bank deployed Talari’s solution after conducting a thorough evaluation, during which the bank’s network operations team designed a test environment, connecting Talari to an MPLS and DSL circuit, to confirm that rapid failover without loss of sessions while disconnecting and reconnecting circuits, was achieved.
The bank has now deployed the Talari solution in its headquarters and data center located in St. Paul, Minn. and has announced its plans to introduce the same to more than 100 branch locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
"Our staff at the branch never knew the circuit had failed," said Bremer Bank's VP of Engineering Services, Cory Miller. "Before Talari, it would have brought business to a halt."
Talari’s WAN appliances are ensuring that the bank to phone and data sessions is alive when a circuit at a branch goes down, with no impact to bank staff and customers. The bank can now rely on backup circuit bandwidth for the network all the time, not just when a primary link goes down.
All these facilities are helping the bank to monitor the performance of circuits more effectively and also cut on cost by using low-priced cable and DSL circuits for backup, replacing costly MPLS links.
Miller said that they can leverage Talari's capabilities to negotiate the highest bandwidth at the lowest cost without compromising reliability/availability in preparation for more rich content, video and streaming applications in the future.
Talari ensures applications that rely on a WAN are not affected by underlying network issues, and its patented technology delivers significant cost savings over single-provider networks, while also increasing reliability and quality.
Edited by Adam Brandt
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