Client-Server Application Acceleration
Many companies have either in-house or packaged applications that were developed with a client-server (2-tiered) architecture. These applications worked fine when everyone was at the same location, but as a company expands with more dispersed operations including international locations, remote branches and mobile users, performance can slow to a crawl. Many client-server applications were just not designed to be run across connections where the bandwidth varies per client connection.
Until now, your options were:
- Move to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI, Terminal Services) such as Citrix and Microsoft provide – This is not how the applications were designed to run and is more expensive than many think (see this interesting article on the cost of VDI. And end-users tend to really dislike VDI.
- Install WAN accelerators such as from Riverbed – These are great if you have six months and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s also like using a sledgehammer to do a screwdriver’s job. Here is an article by Pinal Dave on that very subject.
- Add more bandwidth – This adds additional recurring monthly costs for each site when available. What about remote workers?
Nitrosphere offers solutions that will immediately solve your performance problem with your client-server applications without breaking the bank. Here is our product that can help you now:
SQL Server Applications & Windows-based Client-Server Applications – NitroAccelerator