Optimizing WAN Performance: Accelerating Market Growth
Redesigning applications to make them less sensitive to wide area network (WAN) environments may be impractical; improving underlying WAN characteristics is expensive; and improving only one factor, such as bandwidth, may not appreciably improve application performance. This report, updated by Senior Analyst Eric Siegel, describes cost-effective bandwidth optimization techniques such as compression and caching along with protocol optimization techniques and wide-area file services (WAFS) technologies. Used together or separately, these can improve the performance of applications and file systems by making the WAN characteristics appear to be better than they actually are.
Eric Siegel has 30 years of experience in design and evaluation of computer networks, at the MITRE corporation (system performance evaluation and security issues), at Tandem Computers (network architect, coordinator for all of Tandem Computers' data communications specialists worldwide), at Keynote Systems (principal Internet consultant, specializing in Web performance statistics and tuning), and at NetReference (network design, author of major portions of Burton Group's original Reference Architecture).
- Burton Group
- 18 Apr 2008
- 03 Jan 2006
- 52 Page(s)
- White Paper