Chapter 12. Optimizing Application Delivery in Storage-Based Networking, Wireless LANs, and an End-to-End Model

This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Storage-area networks

  • Wireless LANs

  • Complete end-to-end model

For years, network performance problems were solved with additional bandwidth. For underperforming applications, the first choice often has been to add servers and processing power. Hardware and bandwidth are relatively inexpensive, but IT managers have a difficult time scaling fast enough to keep up with the exploding amount and diversity of application traffic. Web surfing, e-mail, and streaming video and audio can hog bandwidth and degrade the performance of mission-critical applications such as customer relationship management ( ...

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