White Paper Library

Examine the issues yourself. Our library of white papers contains many independent tests of Circadence® WAN Optimization solutions in real-life comparisons. Others cover the challenges of accelerating and securing WAN connections for enterprise applications and the mobile workforce.

MVO Technical Product Overview Whitepaper

The patented MVO network optimization platform is marketed to customers as a hardware appliance, virtual appliance, software suite, individual mobile user application, or embedded into/with third party platforms and applications. MVO is fully interoperable regardless of deployment platform and both the appliance and software are feature and function equivalent. The Circadence MVO platform is the only WAN Optimization solution available today for Windows Mobile, Android, and Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad). Circadence also has pre-configured MVO virtual machines utilizing the same hardened operating system as the appliance. Download »

The Hidden Costs in Network Bandwidth

One commonly overlooked operational expense in many companies is the cost of wide area network bandwidth. Many companies can substantially improve productivity and save capital and operating expenses if they merely optimize the bandwidth they already have. WAN optimization is a technology which not only automatically compresses data so that more of it travels down the same bandwidth, or WAN "pipe", but also prioritizes data over competing network traffic, boosting performance even higher. This combination of more data over the same pipe and moving data ahead of network congestion and other traffic improves performance by 60% or more, depending on the type of data transmitted. Download »

WAN Optimization Made Easy

Mobile computing, branch offices, software-as-a-service, and other applications are stressing the security and performance of WANs. To squeeze the most benefit from these costly connections, companies must choose WAN optimization products not only on a cost basis, but also on their potential security, manageability, and flexibility benefits. Most importantly, implementing WAN optimization should not require a major overhaul to a company’s existing network, nor should it require extensive retraining of IT personnel. Successful WAN optimization should be easy to implement, yet provide a solid infrastructure for continued growth. This paper discusses WAN optimization challenges and proposes cost-effective and secure solutions.  

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Enhancing Health Care IT Performance and Data Reliability

This paper examines the specific network infrastructure challenges of moving health care data to a purely electronic format for access by internal and external health care workers. Challenges to making this digital conversion include increasing network performance, preserving data reliability, and maintaining security compliance. Traditional methods of addressing these challenges are reviewed, as well as solutions that may better address the unique IT needs of health care organizations.

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Building and Maintaining Effective Cloud Computing Infrastructures

A number of technical issues, including WAN performance, security, and central management of virtual and IP services, prevent the widespread adoption of cloud computing infrastructures in the enterprise. This paper explores the nature of these technical challenges and offers solutions for building and maintaining more effective cloud computing infrastructures.

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Improving Connections for Mobile Workers

To increase productivity and customer service, businesses are increasingly moving critical computing applications to mobile users. This shift to mobile computing introduces significant challenges. Compromises in security, productivity, and reliable remote connections can occur if mobile connections are improperly implemented. In addition, technologies deployed for improving connections for mobile workers must provide a long-term infrastructure that is flexible enough to grow and adapt to changing business demands. This paper examines these challenges and offers significant solutions for improving mobile connectivity.

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Central Management of Virtual Resources

Virtual sprawl, a lack of uniform security, and corporations’ inability to clearly see and manage their entire virtualization environments hinder the effective use of virtual computing. This paper examines the root causes of these potential obstacles to enterprise virtualization and proposes cost-effective solutions to more effective deployment and management of virtual assets.

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WAN Optimization for Oracle Applications

Enterprises implementing Oracle applications over WANs must manage performance, security, and data integrity over many topologies. This paper examines IT administrators’ challenges to not only ensure the security of Oracle data over WANs, but also to provide the required performance for these applications to be effective. Finally, the paper proposes a solution for Oracle applications that integrates security and performance optimization into one centrally managed package.

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Software-as-a-Service: Performance and Security Requirements on WANs

While software-as-a-service (SaaS) first took hold in small and medium-sized businesses, even large-scale enterprises are now deploying SaaS to cut software acquisition and maintenance costs. However, according to market research, the top three reservations customers have in implementing SaaS are security, lack of control, and the reliability and performance of SaaS applications. Nearly all of these concerns can be addressed with the proper deployment of SaaS. This paper discusses the challenges of delivering secure, reliable SaaS over WAN infrastructures and offers solutions for companies selling SaaS solutions and for potential purchasers of network-delivered applications. 

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Service Fidelity: Taking IP Assurance to the Next Level

When service providers send voice and video applications over next-generation IP networks, end-to-end service assurance becomes their most important concern. While traditional approaches to providing service assurance work well for high-speed data, they fail to address many of the network conditions that affect video and voice services. These problems may be caused by transient failures, misconfigurations, or even design violations.

Circadence® takes a new approach called service fidelity. Derived from real-time, highly accurate views of the network and applications, service fidelity relies on the ability to detect and remediate issues that are invisible to traditional service assurance and network management systems. This paper discusses Circadence’s approach to, and rational for, service fidelity – the next level of IP service assurance.

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Next-generation OSS: Service Path Technology and the Role Circadence Plays

To meet the demands for converged delivery of real-time applications, service providers are investing heavily in new IP infrastructures, often identified as next-generation networks (NGNs). Operational support systems (OSS) – which manage, monitor, and maintain the infrastructure, as well as proactively resolve issues that may result in service degradation – are a critical component of an NGN.

Service providers have successfully implemented OSS that address the requirements of data-oriented IP applications for today’s networks. But the dramatic increase in IP traffic within NGNs, as well as the emergence of new IP applications and networking protocols, has caused a fundamental discontinuity within NGNs. The demands on OSS have become real-time, resulting in new management requirements often referred to as next-generation OSS (NGOSS). This white paper explores how the Circadence MVR™ 1400 Route Analytics suite adds value within OSS environments, particularly NGOSS.

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Circadence MVR™ 1400 Route Analytics Suite – Product Bulletin

The Circadence MVR™ 1400 Route Analytics suite delivers – through continuous network monitoring – a high-fidelity Layer 3 view of the IP control plane. By listening to routing protocols and related activity, Circadence MVR reconstructs the state of the network and its service paths, providing a representation of all the Layer 3 components and paths in “network-time.” The intelligence delivered by Circadence MVR makes possible a preventive – rather than a reactive – network management capability. Network operators and engineers can pinpoint a variety of persistent and transient problems that are difficult to diagnose – or even invisible – with traditional management techniques and tools.  

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