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APSera Tech Receives OPNETWORK 2011 Outstanding Best Practices Implementation Award

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Washington, D.C. (October 5, 2011) – For its strategic effort in ensuring successful cloud migration, Apsera Tech Inc., a premier Application Performance Monitoring (APM) consulting company, received an award of recognition from OPNETWORK on 31st August 2011 at Washington D.C.

The award for ‘Outstanding Best Practices Implementation’ was presented to Apsera Tech. in a ceremony held at OPNET’s fourteenth edition of annual technology conference, OPNETWORK 2011. The event attracted technology users, domain experts and thought leaders from all over the world. This year’s theme for OPNETWORK was on managing application performance in the cloud. Representing Apsera Tech. at the award ceremony was Sampath Prakash, President and CEO and John Sikora, Chief Technology Consultant.

“Apsera Tech. is honored to be recognized by OPNETWORK as an organization which established best practices. We believe this prestigious award reflects our dedication to following best practices in defining, measuring, improving, trouble shooting, and managing application transaction performance. This award is an excellent acknowledgement of the Apsera Tech. team that contributed to this success,” said Sampath Prakash, President and CEO, Apsera Tech.

When asked to brief about their exceptional milestone achievement and thought leadership, a spokesperson for Apsera Tech said, “A leading bio-tech company consulted us to consolidate its five data centers into a private cloud architecture. Major concerns included the post-migration performance of the client’s fifty business-critical applications, and accurately estimating bandwidth requirements at its new cloud data centers.”

He further added, “We conducted a two-track assessment project leveraging OPNET solutions. One focused on response time analysis, and the other on bandwidth estimation. Using AppTransaction Xpert, we identified the applications that could be migrated to the cloud without significant performance degradation. Traffic information, organized by business group, was obtained from AppResponse Xpert and used to simulate probable traffic patterns in AppTransaction Xpert, and accurately estimate bandwidth requirements. Using OPNET solutions, we were able to successfully migrate our client’s applications to the private cloud.”

‘Outstanding Best Practices Implementation Award’ is part of OPNETWORK’s Best of OPNETWORK Achievement Awards program that encourages users to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. OPNET Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of solutions for application and network performance management.

Since its founding in 2005, Apsera Tech has served companies from diverse fields by recommending and implementing the Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, optimized specially for their businesses.
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Oct 5, 2011

How WAN Optimization Increases Network Performance

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WAN optimization boosts the network performance in a very cost effective way. It speeds up the bulk data transfer to improve disaster recovery capabilities. The WAN have linked computer systems and devices, which will enable users to share files, emails and other applications.

The software technologies have improved the speed at which the systems communicate and operate. It helps in eliminating redundant transmissions, staging data in local caches and compressing and prioritizing data and streaming chatty protocols by using some techniques. Some of the major WAN optimization techniques are: Read the rest of this post

Sep 5, 2011

WAN Optimization Accelerates Application Performance

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Faster application performance ensures that a business effectively renders quality services to its employees and customers. WAN optimization is essential to businesses that are using network applications at its headquarters to stay in touch with branches at remote locations through WAN. WAN optimization enhances the application performance by techniques like bandwidth management, caching, compression, and Protocol optimization and significantly accelerates application performance.

Benefits:
Improves Productivity
Slow speed of application performance really hampers the employee productivity and customer satisfaction. Use of WAN optimization techniques accelerates the applications over the WAN, speeds up the data transfer and reduces the end-user application response time. This in turn makes transactions faster thereby leveraging the employee productivity. WAN optimization reduces the time taken to complete repetitive operations and helps in increasing employee productivity.

The employees waiting for long time to get a transaction done or download a file can not give prompt service to the customers and it results in unsatisfactory customer experience. By eliminating the network problems and reduced throughput, the remote employees can access the network applications that are installed on other locations at a faster rate. Accelerating the applications over the WAN also helps the mobile workers making it easy for them to cater their services to consumers.

Reduces Bandwidth Cost
Using WAN optimization techniques like bandwidth management/QoS, caching, compression, and Protocol optimization can significantly reduce the usage of bandwidth which in turn pulls down the network costs.

  • In Bandwidth Management, limits are set on network applications as to how much bandwidth they can use. This ensures maximum utilization of existing bandwidth by critical applications without providing additional bandwidth, saving considerable amount of money.
    In Caching, the copies of important files are stored in multiple locations. The users need not have to download these large files every time thereby reducing the bandwidth utilization.
  • Protocol optimization decreases the transmission delays thereby increasing overall speed of transmission and transaction response.
  • Compression techniques help to reduce size of the data thus saving time of transmission. Compression helps to send data in a faster way thus increasing reducing load on communication links.
  • Compression and caching together help keep the communications link uncongested and reduces queuing delays.

All these factors reduce bandwidth usage which in turn reduces cost. WAN optimization allows users to access WAN applications at speeds similar to a LAN.

WAN optimization accelerates application performance by eliminating issues like redundant file transmissions, chatty protocols, network latency, packet loss etc. WAN optimization ensures consolidation of IT infrastructure of the business at remote locations thereby ensuring higher productivity at remote offices. Using WAN optimization, the businesses can reduce remote office infrastructure cost by effectively centralizing applications, data storage, and server at data centers.

WAN optimization techniques increases transaction speed, improves productivity, and reduces bandwidth cost enabling businesses to be competitive and focus on newer markets. WAN optimization implementation helps businesses to get excellent ROI on their investments by reducing bandwidth costs and improving overall productivity.

Source: Apsera Tech, Inc

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Nov 17, 2010