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Tradewinds Plantation Berhad

Customer Overview
Tradewinds Plantation Berhad, formerly known as Jubilant Century Berhad, is a publicly quoted Malaysian firm engaged in the provision of management holding and investment services for a group active in the plantation industry. As a holding company, it provides group planning and strategies, as well as exercises financial control over its subsidiaries. Tradewinds Plantation settles the group’s general policies and appoints top management. It was incorporated in 1974 and listed on the Main Board of the Bursa Malaysia with stock code 6327. The company has a registered business headquarters located in Cheras, Malaysia.

Since its establishment, Tradewinds Plantation Berhad has grown to be recognized as one of the largest companies in Malaysia. It owns and operates approximately 126,985 hectares of plantation land mainly cultivated with oil palm. Its plantations are located in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

Network Challenges
Tradewinds Plantation Berhad has a lot of plantation branch offices and estates around Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. Due to the nature of plantation business in Malaysia, most of its site offices are located in remote places with limited Internet connectivity, relying heavily on VSAT connection. Limited internet connectivity concerns the company as all main applications and databases are hosted at headquarter.

IT manager at headquarter frequently getting complaints about slow connection from branch and estate users while accessing to headquarter applications since satellite connections are not stable with high latency and packet loss rate. Redundant data transmitting from headquarter to branch offices on a daily basis is also a waste of bandwidth. It is also lack of bandwidth control to guarantee internet speed for core applications as branch and estate users using the same satellite line for internet surfing and video streaming.

•   Slow Satellite Connection
Most of the branch offices and estates have no fix telecom line, therefore, they can only use satellite as internet connection and it is shared by 20 branches.

•   Redundant Data Wasting Bandwidth

Branch office users frequently need to generate reports and statistics via web application server. They need access to the same web portal, same application form or data entry form on everyday basis. This daily activity causes the company a lot of redundant data transmitting over the WAN.

•   No Bandwidth Control
Branch office users also make use of the limited Internet connection for internet surfing and video streaming. The connection speed of the company’s main applications has been reduced even further when business traffics are mixed with other Internet traffics.

Restricted by limitation of physical location of offices and estates, most of Tradewinds Plantation Berhad’s Internet connectivity is by VSAT, which is unstable and expensive. Tradewinds Plantation Berhad’s initial solution is to upgrade its Internet line, which will cost them a huge amount of subscription price that differs over the years.

Upgrading internet connection will not necessarily solve the problem for Tradewinds. For VSAT connection, the latency and packet loss rate is very high, which affects the throughput of the Internet. The core problem still lies in the stability of the internet line.

They also have no control over their internet usage by upgrading lines. Branch office and estate users also use Internet connection for web surfing and video streaming which lower down the speed of main business applications.

They also have no control over their internet usage by upgrading lines. Branch office and estate users also use Internet connection for web surfing and video streaming which lower down the speed of main business applications.

Solutions & ResultsTradewinds Plantation Berhad has many branches within Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia, but installation posed is not a problem at all. Core unit installation was led by Sangfor certified engineers with guides given on managing the device, and guides on installation were provided to other branch offices. Branch office devices were pre-configured before sending to sites, local personnel just need to follow a simple guide to plug WANO into their network without configuration. All configurations are controlled from headquarter.

Equipment Features
- Cost-effective alternative to internet line upgrade
- Layer 7 bandwidth management
- Data caching and compression
- Internet traffic transmission optimization

- Easy deployment

We put in WANO and enable HTP transmission protocol to improve the transferring efficiency by optimizing the TCP protocol; enable HTTP proxy to improve the efficiency of application protocols and enhance the access speed; enable Byte cache to avoiding the transmission of redundant data (web portal, form data) over the satellite connection; enable compression to reduce again the data size transmit over the WAN; enable bandwidth management to guarantee 70% bandwidth for core application. After enabling all these features we can see a more than 90% reduction rate for the flow (before/after).

Network Topology

One Sangfor M5600 WAN Optimizer is installed at Tradewinds Plantation Berhad headquarter with over 60 Sangfor S5000 WAN Optimizers in its branch offices and estates.

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