Why Centralizing Microsoft Servers Hurts Performance
Although economic and regulatory conditions will continue to drive server centralization and data center consolidation, this can debilitate the performance of vital applications. Among the applications most affected are Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other Microsoft applications using Microsoft's Common Internet File System (CIFS) file sharing protocol, as well as Outlook which uses Microsoft's Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI) email protocol for Exchange.
This paper explains why performance of CIFS and MAPI-based applications degrades with distance and provides analyst recommendations to fix the problem. If your users are complaining of slow Microsoft performance, and you're looking at potential solutions, including increased bandwidth, WAFS, WAN optimization, WAN acceleration, protocol acceleration, etc., you'll garner valuable insight and recommendations for your project.
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Peter Sevcik is President of NetForecast and is a leading authority on Internet traffic, performance, and technology. Peter has contributed to the design of more than 100 networks, including the Internet, and holds the patent on application response-time prediction.
Rebecca Wetzel is an Associate of NetForecast and a 20-year veteran of the data networking industry, with unparalleled inside knowledge of the Internet service and product markets. She works with network product vendors and service providers to develop and implement strategies for new IP-based offerings.
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