Optimize Enterprise Networks to Improve SaaS Performance

Archived Published: 25 April 2013 ID: G00251082


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Organizations that migrate applications to the cloud via software as a service must adjust their network architecture to avoid degraded performance. We point to the specific activities networking personnel must perform to optimize network delivery of SaaS applications.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Network Designers Must Focus on Application Response Time, Criticality and End-User Behavior to Deliver Solutions That Meet or Exceed Business Requirements
    • Optimize WAN and Internet Access Architectures to Deliver Public Cloud Services
      • Data Center and Headquarters
      • Branch Environments
      • Security Impact
    • Employ Enhanced Application Delivery Mechanisms to Improve SaaS Performance
      • Application Performance Monitoring
      • Implementation Approach
    • Appendix
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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