HPE SimpliVity WAN Optimization
Conduct business on a global scale with efficient data transfer between your remote locations, partners, suppliers and customers.
Your business interconnects with other businesses around the globe via network connectivity. Your ability to conduct business depends on your ability to transfer data between your remote locations, partners, suppliers, and customers—anywhere in the world. To thrive, you need sufficient connectivity between sites to run applications and move data over a wide-area network (WAN).
The greater the distance between sites, the more latency. This scenario affects application performance and, therefore, the experience your employees, partners, suppliers and customers have. Since bandwidth is pricey, the challenge is to leverage your WAN in a cost-effective manner.
That’s where WAN optimization comes in. WAN optimization improves the transfer of data sets over distance and maximizes the efficiency of data flow across the WAN. It accelerates TCP/IP packets and file transfer protocols. And, importantly, it reduces capital and operating costs.
WAN optimization allows companies to more easily support remote and branch office environments, remote and mobile workers, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and disaster recovery strategies. It also aids organizations in better executing on latency-sensitive applications, such as voice over IP (VOIP), video, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and more.
WAN Optimization is Useful for Remote Offices
As companies expand and add locations to support markets locally, it introduces new challenges for IT. The question of leveraging centralized or local IT services depends on the size of the location, the types of services required, and the availability and cost of bandwidth between sites. Supporting the remote office with local IT resources—both IT infrastructure and staff—contributes to higher costs. However, supporting remote office’s IT from a central data center could impact productivity and user experience without optimizing application delivery over distance.
WAN optimization is a key technology for organizations with a centralized IT model. It improves the transfer speed of data, improving application performance and the user experience. Implementing WAN optimization contributes to significant costs savings by eliminating the need for local IT resources, and improves productivity by eliminating sluggish application performance.
WAN Optimization is Integral to Disaster Recovery
A disaster recovery “insurance policy” is often out of reach for companies. The cost of bandwidth to move duplicate data between a primary data center and a secondary site is often the cause. However, WAN optimization technology changes the economics of site-to-site data transfer.
There are many hurdles to implementing disaster recovery, including access to a second site, IT infrastructure at the second site, and the ability to cost-efficiently transfer data between sites. Virtualization and convergence pave the way for simple, low-cost disaster recovery. Similarly, WAN optimization enables disaster recovery.
Overcomes WAN Issues with Optimization features of Hyperconverged Infrastructure
OmniCube hyperconverged infrastructure combines server compute, storage, network switching, and virtualization software in a commodity x86 appliance, providing a highly-scalable data center building block. Deploying multiple OmniCube systems forms a federation. OmniCube provides unified global management—across the global federation—from within vCenter. OmniCube integrates data protection and data efficiency features to converge even more data center functionality.
OmniCube’s Data Virtualization Platform provides unparalleled data efficiency. It deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes data written to production storage – at inception – and maintains it in its optimized state for the life of data. Data efficiency extends not only to capacity, but also to performance. OmniCube reduces IOPS requirements and improves performance by writing and reading less data to and from disk. Greater bandwidth-efficiency addresses WAN challenges.
Data protection is integrated. Backup polices established at the virtual machine level dictate the frequency of virtual machine copies, storage destination (local, remote site, or public cloud), retention time, and preference for application- or crash-consistent copies. This eliminates the need for additional backup software, backup hardware, replication, backup deduplication, and cloud gateway solutions. And, since data remains in a highly-optimized state, backup, recovery and replication of even large data sets occur rapidly and take up minimal storage capacity.