Corporate WAN — Delivering a LAN-Like Experience Across the WAN
Any organisation that operates a WAN can suffer from poor performance and so will benefit from Sangfor WAN optimisation. For a large corporation with an extensive WAN that connects multiple locations throughout the world, performance problems can be much greater and so the benefits of WAN optimisation are considerably increased.
A large corporate WAN can experience slow performance in the same way as any network due to insufficient line capacity and application protocol problems. However, these performance failings are compounded due to the long distances that data has to travel over the WAN, with low latency dependency causing significant delays in transmissions.
Sangfor aims to achieve performance levels comparable to a LAN for corporate WAN users through a number of technical solutions:
- Data Caching and data compression techniques reduce to a minimum the amount of data that is transmitted over the WAN
- Application Proxies minimise the effect of delays caused by applications sending messages to remote locations and then waiting for replies before processing continues
- TCP Optimisation improves transmission efficiency by increasing bandwidth throughput and reducing duplicate transmissions
- Bandwidth Management ensures optimum use of available bandwidth by prioritising traffic, monitoring throughput and preventing congestion.
This combination of technologies ensures corporate WAN users have a LAN-like experience wherever they are located.