Enterprises — Reducing WAN Costs and Improving Productivity
Large enterprises usually have large, enterprise-class networks that connect many locations around the world. These may link diverse businesses by a variety of methods — dedicated lines or over the internet using traditional virtual private networks (VPNs) or public networks. Added to this are mobile workers that need to obtain data from various locations and business partners that also require connections.
Enterprises rely on the smooth transmission of data but the widely distributed nature of the network and the variable connection methods can be a problem. Network performance can be patchy at best, with applications often running unacceptably slowly and long transmission times. This can be a serious concern to an enterprise that needs efficient communications and data transmission between remote locations.
The obvious solution is to use dedicated leased lines across the whole network, with sufficient capacity to handle peak traffic at acceptable speeds. But even the largest and most profitable enterprises will baulk at the high cost of adopting such a solution, which is still not guaranteed to give acceptable performance in all cases.
An alternative and altogether more cost-effective solution is to retain the existing network infrastructure and supplement it with WAN optimisation solutions from Sangfor. This will deliver appreciable improvements in network performance by compressing and caching data, analysing traffic and managing bandwidth effectively. It will also improve transmission efficiency through the use of application protocol optimisation.
Enterprises generally run many applications, from standard office products and email applications to complex CRM and ERP systems. These often use a variety of protocols, some of which are ‘chatty' protocols that cause a high level of messages to go backwards and forwards and so add to network overhead.
Sangfor WAN optimisation replaces traditional Transaction Control Protocol (TCP) processes to improve transmission efficiency. It also applies additional application protocol optimisation to boost further the performance of popular business software.
This solution delivers a much more efficient and dependable network for relatively little additional cost. Both mobile and office-based users receive an improved service and become more productive as a result. Enterprises gain a truly enterprise class network that delivers the level of service the businesses need.