CDW Canada can help you cut costs and save time by accelerating application delivery across your wide area network (WAN).

Application Delivery Solutions

    What is Application Delivery?

    • Optimizing your network to enhance access to critical applications has become a priority for organizations as they build redundancy into their internal networks and centralize applications within their data centre. Critical applications running on multiple servers can improve performance by intelligently balancing traffic between the servers while maintaining resiliency within the network.

      Application delivery solutions enable organizations to simplify management of applications at remote sites by hosting critical applications within their main data centre and optimizing their wide area network (WAN) to reduce the latency of applications to their remote sites.
    • How Will Application Delivery Solutions Benefit My Business?
      Employing application delivery solutions can help your business to:
      • Reduce application latency to remote end-users
      • Centralize the network environment
      • Decrease operating and management costs
      • Postpone the need to upgrade WAN bandwidth
      • Improve disaster recovery position by speeding backup and data replication over the WAN
    • How Can I Help My Business Embrace Application Delivery Solutions?
      When implementing application delivery solutions, it is important to:
      • Identify which applications are business-critical
      • Prioritize applications requiring instant access
      • Determine which applications experience excessive latency issues
      • Investigate which applications are accessed multiple times throughout the day, causing duplicate traffic
    • What Comprises a Application Delivery Solution?

      Effective application delivery solutions include the following components:
    • Network Health Check
      Before mapping out an application delivery strategy, it's critical to assess the types of traffic on your network, how it is being accessed and routed, and where bottlenecks appear. A comprehensive network assessment can be conducted with in-house staff or through a third-party provider.
    • WAN Accelerator
      Using data deduplication algorithms, traffic prioritization and TCP protocols can deliver LAN-like performance over the WAN. WAN accelerators also reduce chatty application traffic, reducing the latency of bandwidth-intensive traffic.
    • Load Balancing Software
      Load balancing software intelligently prioritizes and accelerates the delivery of critical applications hosted on multiple servers. It monitors and distributes traffic on the network based upon defined prioritization of the type of data, the IP address, and the destination.
    • Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
      Offload server processing of web based applications from web servers. Often ADC's include load balancing software as well as other features such as content manipulation, advanced routing capabilities and system health monitoring.
    • Getting Started with Application Delivery

      Your CDW Canada Account Manager and certified specialists are ready to assist you with every phase of choosing and leveraging the right solution for your IT environment. Our approach includes:
      • An initial discovery session to understand your goals, requirements and budget
      • An assessment review of your existing environment and definition of project requirements
      • Detailed vendor evaluations, recommendations, future design and proof of concept
      • Procurement, configuration and deployment of the final solution
      • Ongoing product lifecycle support


  • To learn more, contact your account manager or call 800.972.3922.


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