How to Optimize Internet Performance

The past 10 years can be described as the age of the Internet. Communication mechanisms have expanded beyond the ordinary and now allow people to communicate on numerous different levels. Whether you are a start-up, SMB or an enterprise – your organization will utilize the Internet and its services in one way another. As business drivers demand more out of regular Internet usage, questions around performance and optimization will usually quickly follow. Bandwidth and understanding optimization methodologies are important considerations revolving around the use of the Wide Area Network. With the reliance on Internet services and its methods of delivery, more managers are asking “Can we afford not to enhance our Internet performance?”

In this white paper, Internap outlines the importance of using the Internet as a tool and knowing when and how to optimize performance. There are numerous drivers and challenges to moving with a performance optimization plan and the benefits will greatly outweigh the costs. Simply put, users are much more likely to return to a site which provides fast and solid end-user experience. To fully grasp the concept of Internet and website optimization, Internap outlines the following technologies:

  • BGP Technology
  • TCP Acceleration
  • Intelligent Route Control
  • Website Performance Optimizers (WPO)
  • WAN Acceleration
  • And more…

When working with Internet-based technologies it’s important not only to optimize, but to monitor as well. Internap outlines how to monitor and gauge performance metrics when working with Internet-ready solutions. Metrics such as availability, load time, and responsiveness are all crucial in designing a solid platform. When choosing or working with an optimization solution, buyers should be aware of what they are selecting and must understand the various features that a WPO provider is offering. Making an intelligent decision based in performance, speed and TCO will create a robust environment capable of growth and expansion. Click here to download the Internap Enterprise IP Buyer’s Guide and learn more about becoming an educated WPO and Internet buyer.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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