The Carlyle Group

“Because of Expereo, Carlyle has more robust and diverse global internet entry points, at a lower cost, with consolidated monitoring and invoicing.”
Alvaro Costa, Associate Vice President for Global Networking, The Carlyle Group

 

The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”) is a global alternative asset manager with $183 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors. With more than 1,700 employees and 36 offices across the globe, the Group invests across four segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies, and Investment Solutions. Expereo Components:

Why Expereo:

  • Expertise to deliver a full network redesign
  • Diversity of global suppliers managed by a single provider
  • Single point of contact for Service Delivery, Support and Billing across multiple countries.
Business Need
Carlyle sought to consolidate internet access globally to reduce public entry points into its network; improve security posture; consolidate ISP services; and have a single invoice in US Dollars for its many international locations. 

Expereo was selected for its global presence allowing it to service all of the 10 Carlyle selected locations for internet access. Expereo proved to be a partner who can deliver a single global solution offering full network management performance and assurance.

Solution
Carlyle leveraged the industry expertise and the global supplier base of Expereo to design a robust, diverse and highly available set of internet edges into its MPLS network. The solution allows Carlyle to decouple its internet services from its MPLS provider while ensuring customized and in-house secured internet edges. Further, having Expereo as a single global ISP affords Carlyle a single point of contact, monitoring and invoicing for all of its internet circuits.Carlyle-Logo
About Expereo:

  • Founded in 2004
  • Pioneered global managed internet access
  • 10,000+ customer sites under management in 180+ countries
  • Manages close to 3,000 in-country access partners across the globe
  • Unrivaled expertise in global internet access and global optimized routing.

Impact
As a result of switching the management of its global internet, Carlyle was able to reduce operational complexity and total costs by partnering with Expereo. The solution also enabled Carlyle to select different traffic speeds for critical and non-critical locations, while being ensured of a highly available, robust and secure managed network.

 

“Internet access is of critical importance to Carlyle. We selected Expereo due to its reputation as one provider with global coverage; its high levels of support and service. Because of Expereo, Carlyle has more robust and diverse global internet entry points, at a lower cost, with consolidated monitoring and invoicing.
Alvaro Costa, Associate Vice President for Global Networking, The Carlyle Group