Global cosmetics giant Revlon has implemented a frame relay network which connects its offices in Australia with other regional locations in the Asia-Pacific region.
The network, which serves as a core platform for Revlon’s information management and security requirements, consists of Asia Netcom’s managed Frame Relay services and managed CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) solution, as well as ISDN links for back up. The solution enables Revlon to run its business-critical applications with both network performance and availability assurances.
Revlon's regional IT director John Dimitriadis said the ability to support region-wide billing with country-specific accounts lets the company share IT costs across the region.
“The bottom line is economics. Using frame felay technology, we can increase the effective throughput of our network by a factor of two or three to one. In simple terms, this means a reduction in the capacity of network bandwidth, which in turn reduces costs,” Dimitriadis said.