Peribit ups the tempo of Wan link data flow

Peribit Networks has developed a way for IT departments to consolidate and centralise servers as well as speed up the performance...

Peribit Networks has developed a way for IT departments to consolidate and centralise servers as well as speed up the performance of a range of applications over the wide area network.

Peribit Networks has released Application Flow Acceleration (Appflow) technology for its Perisphere architecture, which it said could speed up the performance of Microsoft Exchange, file services and web-based applications over Wans.

One early adopter is process materials specialist BOC Edwards, which is in the process of phasing out old Exchange servers in remote offices and centralising them at its headquarters in Massachusetts.

Martin Cox, technical services manager at BOC Edwards, said, “It is all about centralisation. The Peribit products, which have already had a dramatic impact on e-mail performance over the Wan, will allow us to continue our consolidation effort and realise our corporate objective of centralising services to both reduce costs and simplify our administration.”

Microsoft Exchange and Common Internet File System applications were initially designed for local area network environments, and so performance drops dramatically when used across a Wan link, said Peribit.

Web pages for in-house and packaged applications also travel slowly across the Wan because they depend on sequential delivery of hundreds of objects. Appflow is designed to overcome these problems, said the company.

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