Gartner Research

Optimize Enterprise Networks to Improve SaaS Performance

Published: 25 April 2013

ID: G00251082

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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