Network Optimization


When it comes to network optimization, Mindsight offers several solutions. If you’re looking to increase the speed of your network, Mindsight can enhance the performance of an existing WAN connection through a combination of software, appliances, and modules. If you want to increase the reliability of your applications, Mindsight’s load balancing/high availability solution can help. You can also leverage Cisco’s Intelligent WAN to improve network and application performance by intelligently routing traffic through the path of least resistance. Better yet, Cisco IWAN can even reduce network expenses.

Learn more about each of these solutions below.

Network Optimization Solutions

  • WAN Acceleration / Optimization

    As companies grow, they’re challenged with two important but competing needs: how to optimize network response time and how to reduce costs. Between virtual desktops and the increased use of video, voice, and sophisticated applications, IT departments are struggling to ensure the network is still performing as it should. By optimizing their WAN, businesses can relieve congestion, improve access to data, and lower costs.

    Mindsight WAN Acceleration Solutions

    • Software
      Cisco’s Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) software provides the industry’s most scalable and highest performing WAN optimization solution. WAAS speeds up public cloud applications by providing an elastic “scale as you grow” deployment model. WAAS allows for exceptional scalability for secure email, file, web, Software as a Service (SaaS), video, and virtual desktop infrastructure applications.
    • Appliances
      Cisco’s Wide Area Application Virtualization Engine (WAVE) appliances deliver unmatched optimization and acceleration for business-critical applications, such as video, virtual desktop sessions, and SaaS. WAVE appliances are easy to scale, easy to manage, and cost-effectively address the WAN optimization needs of small, medium, and large customers.
    • Modules
      Mindsight delivers on-demand application acceleration and WAN optimization on Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs). These dedicated network modules have their own processors, storage, network interfaces, and memory. They operate independently of the host router resources and help ensure optimum concurrent WAN optimization and routing performance.

  • Load Balancing / High Availability

    Network performance isn’t always an issue of bandwidth. By intelligently spreading traffic across multiple servers to speed up connections, network load balancing offers a reliable, secure, and cost-effective way to increase the availability, speed, and protection of data center applications.

    Mindsight focuses on two technology providers when it comes to load balancing: Citrix Netscaler and F5 Local Traffic Manager (LTM). These technologies, along with our deep network engineering expertise, allow us to provide you with exceptional network performance.

    • Citrix Netscaler
      Netscaler provides core load balancing capabilities and ensures your web applications are always available and  secure.
    • F5 LTM
      LTM provides a flexible, high-performance application delivery system, which guarantees applications are always available, fast, and secure.

  • Cisco IWAN

    An IT environment lives and dies by its network. In order for a business to stay competitive, information and application data needs to be able to travel through the network without interruption or delay. This only becomes more important for organizations with multiple offices. Even though these locations are separated by hundreds or even thousands of miles, the network must help them to function as a unified group. At the same time, Wide Area Network (WAN) bandwidth costs are rising and IT budgets are shrinking. Network administrators need a new way to improve application performance, make network management easier, and reduce the overall cost of the operation. It’s a tall order, but Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) is up to the challenge.

    Cisco IWAN is a premium network management solution for the edge. It connects multiple office branches together and allows them to function as one collective organization. It is compatible with a wide array of Cisco routers and ready to bring automation and intelligence to the wide area network.

    Benefits of Cisco IWAN

    • Automation and Central Management
      Set network quality of service (QoS) policies for each of your branch connections and applications. These policies are then set and managed from a convenient, central dashboard.
    • Robust Network Services
      Cisco IWAN offers an extensive collection of network management tools. These tools include application visibility and control, application optimization, and network security.
    • Improve Application Performance
      The Cisco IWAN intelligently routes data traffic across the WAN to increase application performance. The IWAN analyzes network conditions and charts the path of least resistance for priority applications. This process is automated and based on customizable policy settings.
    • Reduce Network Expenses
      For half the cost of premium VPN services, Cisco IWAN leverages the internet for secure branch connections.
    • Reliability
      Cisco IWAN can achieve “Five nines” or 99.999% reliability.

Mindsight Supporting Services

  • Managed Services

    From monitoring to managing your network, Mindsight acts as an extension of your IT team by providing expertise and giving you the freedom to focus on other high priority tasks.

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  • Infrastructure Optimization Roadmap

    They say you can’t manage what you don’t measure. We offer Network Roadmaps, which include an analysis of your network to ensure you’re getting the highest performance possible.

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  • Technical Support

    Whether you need a few extra hours to help you with your network, or need to call on us at a moment’s notice, we have the technical support (T-Support) plan to suit your business requirements.

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