Buyer’s Guide To Application Acceleration

Ten Questions To Ask Every Vendor
By Robin Layland
Published October 2007; Posted April 2008



Enterprises’ needs are different. Vendors’ products are different. How do you go about matching the two?

The good news is that all the solutions meet the goal of reducing response time and bandwidth usage. The vendors have a lot in common. For example, they all provide TCP optimization; bandwidth shaping; compression; dictionary compression; support for WCCP (Web Cache Communication Protocol); traffic statistics; and combining packets to create a larger, more efficient message.


However, this does not mean they are the same; which product is best for you depends on your particular environment. The goal of this buyer’s guide is to explain the key differences that will then allow you to make an intelligent selection.


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About the author:

Robin Layland, president of Layland consulting, is a leading industry analyst with many years experience working for leading enterprises.


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