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Published: 17 Oct 2012

Network accelerators Source: Marc Staimer, founder, Dragon Slayer Consulting Storage managers have long realized that TCP/IP worked poorly for storage, especially when replicating large volumes of data. But with the need to support widely distributed operations and under pressure to protect data from disasters, managers had little choice but to suffer TCP/IP's shortcomings when replicating data. Help with overcoming--or at least minimizing--TCP/IP's infamous transmission problems is finally arriving. TCP/IP wasn't designed to transport large volumes of stored data. The pervasive WAN protocol has no problem with small amounts of data that can be sliced and diced into tiny packets. However, "TCP/IP doesn't handle congestion well. It does a lot of checking back and forth and resending, which just slows things way down," says Marc Staimer, founder, Dragon Slayer Consulting, Beaverton, OR. As a result, when an organization tries to replicate large amounts of data between sites over, say, a T1 link (1.5 Mb/s) using TCP/IP the performance can't match what it gets ... Access >>>

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