Have you ever tried to open a document, presentation or spreadsheet across the WAN and wondered if and when it would open on your desktop? When the WAN is slow, your first thought is, “we need more bandwidth.” Since the price of bandwidth has come down a lot in the last few years, that seems like a logical conclusion.
HOWEVER, throwing additional bandwidth at a slow Wide Area Network MAY NOT be the answer. You could wind up with a bigger monthly bill for your WAN and no difference in network performance. So, what else can you do?
Consider ACCELERATING the network you already have in place! WAN Acceleration technology can increase available bandwidth using compression, caching and QoS algorithms to radically change your experience online.
Many of the applications that we use today – like Word, Excel and other Microsoft programs – were not designed to be executed across a low bandwidth (T1) WAN. These programs are “chatty” on the WAN and use a lot of unnecessary bandwidth. Network acceleration technology eliminates the chattiness of these programs and allows you to work with them on the WAN. By caching documents that are accessed across the WAN, response time is improved. Only the changes to the document are passed across the WAN instead of the whole file.
Prioritizing bandwidth with a QoS engine also increases performance. You choose what WAN traffic is important and can even delegate an amount of bandwidth that you want to devote to the different applications. This can be done on the fly, making network management a breeze.
Would you like to have a better idea of which applications are causing problems on your WAN? A network acceleration device will give you immediate feedback on every port that is active. We’ve seen a network accelerator solve an mysterious network problem within minutes of being plugged into a customer WAN! Information is KING!
Take a look at the case studies in the Network Acceleration Toolbox to get an idea of what the possibilities are in your industry. Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Travel, Construction and the Military are just a few of the vertical markets that have used Network Acceleration to increase productivity and increase access to resources across the WAN.
Interested? Then let us help you TEST DRIVE IT TODAY! Call us today to schedule an evaluation of your WAN and set up a live test. Try it for up to 30 days and we’re convinced that you will be too!
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