Optimizing Performance For Your Branch Offices

By Jim Metzler
Published July 2007; Posted April 2008



As recently as a few years ago, IT organizations were not concerned about managing application delivery. Now this is top-of-mind for virtually all IT organizations. However, in spite of the importance of application delivery, few IT organizations perform this difficult function very well.

One of the major components of application delivery is the ability to manage the performance of applications delivered from the datacenter to the branch office or directly to the end user. Solutions to this problem, often referred to as branch office optimization solutions, are available from numerous vendors. Due to both their complexity and importance, when IT organizations evaluate these solutions, they should take a structured approach. One part of that approach is to use evaluation criteria such as the ones described in this article.


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About the author:

Dr. Jim Metzler has been an application developer, marketing manager, product manager, engineering manager, IT manager, research director and consultant.


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