Building a private cloud computing infrastructure gives enterprises more control than they would have with a public cloud and allows them to get a greater return on investment from their server virtualization efforts. But moving resources away from users into a private cloud computing facility also attracts an enemy familiar to WAN managers who have consolidated data centres - latency.
As it continues to expand its private cloud computing infrastructure from its main facility in Jasper, MasterBrand Cabinets, a large furniture manufacturer, has deployed Riverbed Technology's Steelhead WAN optimization appliances to its 21 sites around the world in addition to 30 Steelhead Mobile software licenses to minimize latency and improve performance between its sites and its private cloud. An internal monthly report on network performance showed that MasterBrand's headquarters and branch offices saw on average a 675% increase in network speeds in May with the Steelheads in place.
Source: Search Enterprise WAN