Ascent is a digital-first company, leveraging artificial intelligence and automation throughout its business processes and running critical applications in the AWS cloud. At its founding, the company relied on public internet to connect its warehouses and head office to the cloud. However, frequent link failures caused business disruption, with the public network lacking sufficient performance, resilience, and stability to support the company’s critical role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
After consulting with Silver Peak partner, Hararei, and evaluating a number of SD-WAN vendors, Ascent deployed the EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform at all its warehouses and head office, terminated with dual, bonded broadband circuits and connected to the AWS cloud via a VPC transit gateway. Ascent relies on Boost WAN optimization to accelerate critical applications such as ERP and order processing, leveraging business intent overlays configured through Orchestrator to ensure optimal network resources for each type of application.