Data centre consolidation, modernisation and virtualisation affect traffic patterns on the WAN, and poorly designed networks can cause application bottlenecks and delays. Since most networks cant distinguish between web applications and web surfing business-critical data is treated just like other low-priority data.
Convergence also adds pressure. Networks are increasingly transporting more data, voice and video, when many were designed for data only. Lack of bandwidth, latency, jitter and packet loss significantly undermine the effectiveness of your unified communications applications. At the same time, your employees are more mobile than ever, demanding high-speed access to applications from anywhere, using any device.
Our approach to performance optimization takes an end-to-end view of performance and offers a range of best practice solutions that help you accelerate and optimize access to applications.
We help you design a performance strategy, processes and measurement that takes all the various technology options into account:
Bandwidth management reserving and allocating appropriate bandwidth for business-critical application data versus low priority and recreational traffic
Protocol acceleration and optimization making TCP/IP more efficient for applications delivered over WANs
Accelerated file services improving the efficiency of typically chatty file and data protocols designed for LANs
Compression reducing the amount of traffic transmitted over the network without losing the original content, which is then reconstituted at the destination
Caching storing data that has been transmitted via a WAN link locally, then serving it from the local cache
Content management controlling unsolicited and rogue traffic which can consume large percentages of corporate bandwidth
Fload services providing TCP, SSL and XML offload capabilities to free up CPU cycles on the application servers, as well as allow for control of encrypted traffic
Server load balancing spreading the work, or load, between two or more application servers, leading to higher levels of reliability, redundancy, predictability and improved scaling of applications.