While globalization can bridge distances and enhance communication, the story is a little different when it comes to wide area networks (WANs) and their effects on branch application performance. High-latency connections and chattiness cause slowed data transmission, and consequently, decreased user productivity. But there is light at the end of the tunnel: a fast branch office application delivery infrastructure.
high latency wide area network links
must ensure the same high performance and reliability they once delivered over the LAN, while also cutting costs and increasing security through consolidation. Latency Takes Its Toll TRAVEL THE DISTANCE Latency is the key culprit in slow branch office application delivery. No matter how fast the WAN circuit - or its implementation (VPN, MPLS, Frame Relay, etc.) - WAN throughput decreases as WAN distance increases. Sheer distance, alone, contributes to latency; however, other factors are also to blame.