The demands on your bandwidth have increased with a number of new applications and the increasing importance of those applications. Applications such as SAP, Siebel, Oracle, Citrix and Intranets/Extranets demand instantaneous responses, along with other 'real-time' applications such as Voice over IP, video and audio streaming.
Your WAN often becomes congested and bandwidth costs represent a high recurring cost and a major element of your annual budget.
To gain the maximum performance from your network there are a number of bandwidth management solutions that each address the different causes of poor performance.
These products provide the equivalent of a WAN upgrade with no increase in recurring WAN costs. Other optimisation products intelligently manage the bandwidth to provide Quality of Service (QoS) to specific applications, thus ensuring performance of critical applications is not adversely affected by less critical ones by employing prioritisation techniques.
An important by-product of bandwidth management products is their use as a network management tool giving network managers visibility of their network use and performance.
Tiger IT will help you to identify the problem(s) and choose the product that will fix it. The different products that improve performance of enterprise networks are enterprise caching, acceleration, compression and application management.
WAN optimisation products increase the effective bandwidth of WAN links by eliminating the transmission of unnecessary or redundant data. This can be achieved by replacing header information with tokens, caching techniques, removing redundant information and by eliminating repeating patterns. These techniques can increase bandwidth by 100% to 1,000% dependent on traffic mixes and the algorithms used.