Headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in Indiana, California, and Washington, D.C., as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom, VFA is the leading provider of integrated software and services for capital planning and facilities asset management. Organizations in a wide range of industries rely on VFA solutions to help them strategically manage their facility assets and maximize the value of their capital investments.
VFA uniquely combines facility assessment services, Web-based software products, and business consulting to provide their customers with a comprehensive solution for the complete capital management lifecycle. When Broadleaf met VFA, the organization was facing challenges because access to central IT resources and collaboration between offices was inefficient across the WAN. VFA needed faster access times for various applications including email, Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and many other types of files accessed within the network.
Broadleaf proposed a WAN optimization solution with Riverbed Steelhead appliances to augment VFA’s MPLS connection between remote locations. VFA tested the solution and was extremely pleased with the enhanced end-user experience. The Riverbed solution truly provides VFA with LAN-like access to data across the WAN. Bandwidth utilization has also been significantly reduced.
“Working with Broadleaf has enabled VFA to deploy a solution that has been critical in solving access issues for our remote offices with almost no need for IT resources. The Riverbed product simply works,” said John Fidler, IT Manager, VFA Inc.