Is Your Network Performing Optimally?
For the 21st century organisation, an optimally performing network is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. A poor performing network is a drain on company resources; it slows productivity, frustrates employees, saps IT support capabilities and negates technology investments. In essence, it ceases to support business and starts to impede it.
Many of today’s IT trends, such as consolidation, virtualisation, convergence, Web 2.0, globalisation, outsourcing, and mobility have significant impact on a user’s experience when connecting to business applications over the network, as a result of the different traffic patterns and flows they introduce. Many networks were simply not designed to carry these growing and changing traffic patterns and, in addition, many protocols used today are not designed to function over the WAN.
Performance Optimisation is the addition of technology to a network, in order to accelerate the end-users access to any given application. The primary objective is speed – delivering applications to users, irrespective of where the applications reside, and irrespective of where the users are connecting from, in the most efficient way possible. There are many benefits to optimising traffic on the network and the results can be astonishing. In addition, return on investment analysis generally reveals payback periods of approximately 12 months