Date Added: Dec 2010
The Internet has been in common use for nearly two decades - long enough to reveal where bottlenecks are and highlight the throughput limitations of Wide Area Networks (WANs). Data loads are constantly on the rise: where transmissions once included only plain-text email and a few static web hits, people now send rich text email, dynamic web pages including multiple AJAX requests per page, replication data, and a host of other data types. Replication data in particular is critical, especially to businesses. Businesses need their replication data to arrive at the appropriate destination, in a timely manner and with no doubt of delivery. The slower and less reliable one replication is, the less useful it is to one original purpose.