Another Cost Savings Idea for the CIOs!!

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Another Cost Savings Idea for the CIOs!!

  1. 1. WAN OPTIMIZATION
  2. 2. <ul><li>Do you think your IT Department’s spend on network and associated infrastructure is excessive? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that this money can be put to better use? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your branch offices complaining of poor application speed performance? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you facing issues with control of information at the branches? </li></ul>If yes then maybe your Business needs a WAN Optimization Solution…
  3. 3. What is a WAN Optimization Solution? <ul><li>In very simple terms, it is all about… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Improving the Business’s WAN Network </li></ul><ul><li>efficiency and effectiveness and </li></ul><ul><li>Making the WAN Work Like a LAN ” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Typical Business Scenario… <ul><li>For a fast growing and distributed business… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Branches become a must and hence are opened across different geographies, Branches need people, people need computers / laptops to use and operate… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These computers / laptop need access to Business Critical applications and systems usually available at the Central Core at a data center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So, the CIO / IT Head deploys… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies through a 3 rd party ISP provider to connect these branches to the Central Core at a data center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Server and Supporting IT equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As time passes and business demands computing power, the CIO / IT Head continues to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase network bandwidth, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add computing equipment to ease the increasing computing load at the branches… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a EASY and WIDELY Adopted methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is nothing wrong with this IT Strategy </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Remote Office IT Infrastructure today… <ul><li>As the Business Grows and Expands, </li></ul><ul><li>the Computing Capacities are added at EXISTING Branch Offices – which means Additional Servers and Desktops / Laptops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Computing Infrastructure REPLICATED is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>across NEW Branches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Existing WAN Links Bandwidth Capacities are increased </li></ul>File Server / Mail Server File Server / Mail Server Storage / SAN Box WAN Branch Office A Branch Office B Data Centre
  6. 6. But… <ul><ul><li>Can we maintain the Business Money Spend on WAN Network in the Annual ICT Budget same as pervious year without impacting the QoS offered by the IT Department? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can the Additional Business Money Spend be minimized if not completely arrested? </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Is asking for MORE Business Money for managing and maintaining existing WAN network in every ICT Budget year on year the ONLY Solution? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANSWER is NO… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps, it is time to take a re-look at your Business’s WAN Network and work on ways to optimize it </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Make the WAN behave like a LAN… <ul><li>WAN Optimization Solution has 2 primary components… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery of Dramatic Performance Improvements in Business Applications particularly those which show a considerable degradation while running over the WAN, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlling and Optimizing a wide spectrum of protocols across the WAN Network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables Business Cost Savings… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced WAN Bandwidth Utilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables IT Consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimization of Disaster Recovery – Lesser Investment required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceleration of WAN Backup and Replication processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized Server Management and Improved Maintenance Cycles </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Post WAN Optimization Remote Office IT Infrastructure… <ul><li>As the Business Grows and Expands, </li></ul><ul><li>Branch Servers are consolidated and moved to Core Data Centre </li></ul><ul><li>the Computing Capacities can be added at EXISTING Branch Offices BUT NO NEW Server needed </li></ul><ul><li>The Existing WAN Links Bandwidth Capacities may not need to be increased </li></ul>WAN Branch Office A Branch Office B Data Centre Moved Branch Servers and Storage WAN Accelerator WAN Accelerator WAN Accelerator Storage / SAN Box
  9. 9. Learning from a Successful Implementation…. <ul><li>Existing WANs without upgrading bandwidth could take an year-on-year increase in user base up to 65% over previous year </li></ul><ul><li>Resulted in Improvement Business Application Performance over existing WANs – leading to increased branch productivity and enhanced collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Resulted in year-on-year Cost Savings on WAN Connectivity by about 40% over previous year spend </li></ul><ul><li>Considerable improved the Over-all Performance of the Already Deployed IP-based Voice and Videoconferencing Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Performing backup and replication over long distance WAN links – and completing them during backup windows that were unachievable just a year ago </li></ul><ul><li>Helped reduce the ICT infrastructure in terms of number of Servers and facilitated Centralization and Consolidation of Distributed infrastructure like file servers, mail servers, Network Attached Storage (NAS) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing large files among colleagues across different offices – as if they were in the same building </li></ul>
  10. 10. The future… <ul><li>A “Single Box” Solution that can optimize BOTH the WAN protocols and business applications protocols than run over the WAN protocols </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>make it into a SaaS offering? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Next Step… <ul><li>To Initiate a discussion on how YOU can Accelerate your Business Performance while Cutting IT Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please send in your views / comments to [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call on +919665037357 </li></ul></ul>

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