August 26th, 2013, 12:18 AM
WAN acceleration is a hot project
Share an article talked about WAN acceleration. It mentions what WAN acceleration is, and then comes to how it works. I think it's worth to read!
According to the article, network acceleration is a hot project in IT field now. Due to more and more portable devices such as smartbooks, netbooks and other internet devices are increasingly web‐centric, demanding continuous connectivity and downloading additional image data to fill people's larger screens.
"WAN acceleration can drastically improve the speed of file transfers and the performance of many applications for your branch offices and remote workers. And since at least half, and by some estimates up to two-thirds, of all workers are located OUTSIDE the company's central office, this can be a big win. "
It also mentions about how WAN acceleration works and what the catch is?
"WAN acceleration involves placing an appliance between your WAN router and your servers at the headquarters or primary data center and then another appliance in the same spot at each of the branch offices. The remote appliances then cache the large files that get sent repeatedly over the WAN and only replicate the small changes to the files. The appliances also do some compression and make some tweaks to optimize the networking protocols...."
Full Article: techrepublic.com/blog/tech-sanity-check/why-wan-acceleration-is-one-of-the-hottest-projects-in-it/
For your reference: goo.gl/QiojlE