Fujitsu Laboratories WAN Acceleration Technology doubles actual speed and improves end-user experience
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology for accelerating wide-area network (WAN) speeds, adapting to different characteristics such as packet loss and delay prevailing on communications networks, including mobile and international networks. The new technology is able to double previous transmission speeds on such WANs.
Existing technologies for accelerating WANs typically require identical accelerator hardware at both endpoints of the WAN, and make no accommodation for the differing characteristics that may prevail throughout a WAN. As a result, depending on the WAN, they were not always able to draw out maximum performance levels.
With this new technology, accelerators are distributed throughout the WAN to automatically select the communications protocols best suited to the network characteristics between accelerators, as well the corresponding sections of the network to which they apply. This has the effect of maximizing speeds between the client and the application server. The new technology could achieved roughly double the transmission speeds of previous WAN acceleration technology when using mobile devices in Japan to access cloud services abroad.