Thursday, April 25, 2013

Could Your Network Benefit from a Cloud Accelerator?

Remember when you accessed computer software from a server connected to your network or a local copy installed on your computer’s hard drive? Back then, application performance relied on the performance of your network and computer. While you may still access some applications on a physical network or computer, cloud applications and software as a service are becoming increasingly common. With this move to the cloud, application performance often relies on external processes and equipment beyond your control. However, cloud accelerator services have emerged with promises of dramatic application performance improvements (Source: Cloud Accelerator by Aryaka).

Though numerous cloud accelerators exist, they work by delivering content from the original servers over a privately controlled delivery path rather than the public Internet. Because the cloud accelerator service provider controls the connection, it becomes possible to optimize it for faster application deliver and performance.

Cloud acceleration isn’t just for application delivery. Cloud accelerators can be used to deliver applications, VoIP, live video, remote desktops (virtualization), web pages, images, and other interactive and dynamic content.

Some of the benefits you could expect by choosing a cloud accelerator are:
  • Improved application performance – Companies offering cloud acceleration claim increased application performance by as much as five to 100 times. TCP optimization techniques can also be used to deliver improved TCP application performance.
  • Reduced bandwidth consumption – By removing redundancies and using bandwidth scaling, cloud accelerators can reduce bandwidth consumption dramatically – by up to 98 percent. This translates into lower bandwidth costs.
  • Better user experience –Whether you’re concerned about employees having faster access to cloud-based software in order to perform their jobs or customers being able to navigate and use your site, improving application performance with a cloud accelerator can lead to a significantly better user experience.
Most cloud accelerator providers charge for the service using a “as a service” model. This means you pay as you go out of operational funds rather than investing upfront using capital funds.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

All The Uses for Laser Tools Today

It wasn’t all that long ago that lasers were the subject of many science fiction stories. Today, however, lasers are used in almost all industries, in science and even in our homes. Of course, the type of lasers has changed over the course of time, as has the laser measurement tools and other tools that are being used for those purposes. What are some of the ways that we use lasers on a regular basis and what type of products and services use solid state lasers for increased accuracy and speed?

It might come as a surprise to you that lasers are not only used in science, medicine and industry, they are also often used in our homes. The diode module can be used in a variety of devices and lasers are routinely used in our DVD players, CD players and computers. In industry, they are used to measure distances of varying lengths quite accurately and quickly. In fact, lasers have been used to accurately measure distances from the Earth to the moon as well as for measuring miniscule distances here on earth in manufacturing a variety of products. Laser cutting tools also provide a degree of accuracy that was not available in standard tools for tame purpose. This has helped in many industries, including the automobile industry, which relies on accuracy in cutting and measuring for many of the parts that are included in your cars. Lasers are a very important part of our lives and although lasers may change in form at some time in the future, they will still use the same basic components that have been used for many years. (Source: Coherent Laser Measurement Tools)