4 ways to boost WAN
capacity and performance
As far as WAN optimization is concerned, a few techniques may be implemented in order to increase the capacity of a large network and to improve its performance.
Discover 4 ways to WAN optimization for greater capacity and performance of your network
Among these techniques, mention may be made of compression, deduplication, acceleration and caching. Throughout a description of these different techniques, you will discover how to optimize your WAN (Wide Area Network) aiming at the satisfaction of your end-users, at greater productivity and savings.
Compression and deduplication: increase the capacity of your WAN
Data deduplication ( often coupled with compression) is a technique based on the creation of a dictionary. Duplicate entries transiting on network are suppressed in order to reduce how much bandwidth is required. Creation of a dictionary on the disk of local probe also permits to save time on data transfers and this for greater enjoyment of users.
Redundancies in packets and frames can be eliminated thanks to compression. This technique is not based on disk dictionary but on data included within the frame. Principle is basically as such : size of data is reduced in order to limit the use of bandwidth.
On top of permitting more information to transit on the WAN, compression is also profitable to application performance because with compression, WAN is subjected to reduced load. Moreover compression technique generates cost reduction and implies as well time saving for users.
Measure easily the benefits for your WAN
Profits that are cashed thanks to the two above mentioned WAN optimization techniques are easy to notice.
Indeed, profits may be checked in a purely factual way with the help of measurable indicators.
However compression and deduplication cannot solve on their own all problems of WAN performance. Compression and deduplication are tools to use together with other WAN optimization techniques for the protection of your business traffic and your network.
Caching and acceleration : anticipate the needs of WAN users
Acceleration is meant to prevent protocol failures (tcp or application ones). Indeed, many applications have been thought for being used in a LAN (Local Area Network) whereas they are now used on large networks. Yet, these applications exchange much information between customer and server hence these applications rely on transfer times.
First objective of acceleration is to reduce the number of in-and-out network journeys required for the functioning of an application thanks to the understanding of the concerned application protocol such as CIFS. Another objective is to work on mecanisms that are specific to TCP protocol in order to limit as much as possible latency effects.
Data caching means to host data that are frequently used on a local server, thus in order to assure a quick access to them. This technique is ideal for files but also works for URL.
Here as well, it is possible to anticipate the needs of user by caching some URL not yet consulted by user, for user to save time and improve his or her experience.
e-Qual’s added value on such WAN optimization techniques
Optimizing our customers’ WAN by acting as mere executor seems to us impossible. Because behind each corporate network, there are different issues, businesses, applications and processes. So we make sure our teams are able to adapt themselves to your functioning and to your business in order to offer you solutions contributing to your success.
You are willing to enter into a logic of WAN optimization? Feel free to contact us so we may analyze your request.