Eight Signs Your Company Needs WAN Optimization
1. Rapidly growing volume of data
If your company is dealing with an ever-increasing amount of data (both transferred and backed up), then you’re better off pursuing WAN optimization sooner rather than later.
2. Slow disaster recovery
There are certain metrics every IT professional has for recovery point objectives. If your data center would not be able to recover your data in the event of a catastrophic loss, it’s time to optimize.
3. Unresponsive applications
Does your IT department receive numerous complaints from end users about deteriorating application performance, especially for bandwidth-sensitive applications such as voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), virtual desktop infrastructure systems, and remote desktop protocol software? Without WAN optimization, these applications can slow down, reducing productivity.
4. Limited bandwidth
If your average bandwidth utilization is too high, you will most likely experience network congestion, and a bandwidth upgrade will only provide a temporary solution. WAN optimization, on the other hand, can provide a long-term solution to bandwidth utilization issues.
5. High latency and packet loss
High latency creates bottlenecks that limit the amount of data that can be transmitted through the network, decreasing bandwidth efficiency. Latency typically leads to delays in data transfer and increases the packet loss rate. If your network is exhibiting high latency, it is past time to invest in WAN optimization.
6. Mobile workforce
A mobile workforce often accesses the network at unpredictable intervals. WAN optimization will protect company security while simultaneously allowing your mobile workforce to access and utilize applications as efficiently as possible.
7. Remote offices
By the same token, a company that has multiple office locations usually needs to transfer large amounts of data on a regular basis. The farther data packets have to travel, the greater the risk of latency and packet loss. WAN optimization ensures that you will get the most out of your transmission control protocol, minimizing those potential risks.
8. Redundant data
Any company that needs to distribute multiple versions of files with minor revisions will utilize significant bandwidth. WAN optimization deduplicates data to eliminate redundant data in traffic and ensure that only new data is sent, which can reduce bandwidth usage by as much as 80 percent.
Ultimately, WAN optimization will allow your company to run more effectively and smoothly and will help future-proof your network for years to come. Sangfor offers a cost-effective WAN optimization solution that will save you money and dramatically increase your company's efficiency and productivity.
About Sangfor Technologies
Founded in 2000, Sangfor is a global provider of networking devices and services. Sangfor offers the latest networking technologies for midsize enterprises at an affordable cost. With 51 offices around the world —in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China — Sangfor has proudly helped more than 21,000 customers to increase their network efficiency and productivity while reducing IT costs. Leveraging its current success, Sangfor Technologies USA aims to make significant improvements in WAN optimization technologies for midsize enterprises. For more information, please visit www.sangfor.net
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