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By damienrange ·
We have a centralized ProjectWise configuration, but a decentralized user base throughout several plants. I have been exploring using File Transfer Server and File caching. Is there any appliance that would speed up file access (and other TCP traffic) across the WAN?

If anyone has had any experiences, please share?

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by peternick2 In reply to Centralized Projectwise

Is your plant/office connected via T1 or greater? If so, in most cases, your provider can bridge them all together to form one private network, instead of using public connections. This is not a cheap option, but will work for you.

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by damienrange In reply to Centralized Projectwise

Is there anyone out there actually using ProjectWise and Riverbed products and receiving bandwidth benefits?
We are looking at a large multi-country implementation and need something to improve file / cache transfer.

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by peternick2 In reply to Centralized Projectwise

We have just run a live test with Riverbeds? Steelhead appliances between two of our locations, and the initial runs look very promising. We saw significant speed improvements, even with PW file caching enabled.

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by wanseeker In reply to Centralized Projectwise

Most EDMS systems do not expose the storage location that most WAN accelerators need to know in order to pre-cache files. This disconnect from the real storage location is what the industry calls a "true vault" EDMS.

You can't speed up a TCP packet. You can compress it or get a fatter pipe. You must consult a networking expert analyst.

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by damienrange In reply to Centralized Projectwise

Thanks for the feedback. I received another response in an email and they reported the same thing - looked very promising.

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by peternick2 In reply to Centralized Projectwise

Are you utilizing Sheet Set Manager with Projectwise?

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by damienrange In reply to Centralized Projectwise

How effective has Riverbed been found to reduce the need for Caching Servers (in particular with ProjectWise V8 XM Edition)? What sort of bandwidth (prior to Riverbed) is considered necessary?

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by peternick2 In reply to Centralized Projectwise

With Riverbeds? Steelhead appliances, there is no need to upgrade the bandwidth. Their product performs well with the existing bandwidth at your remote locations. They are proving themselves to be the leader in network acceleration.

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