The implementation of several performance strategies within a company's network that provide enhanced usability, uninterrupted accessibility and an increase in overall system functionality. The successful operation of such strategies can be accomplished through both software and hardware optimization efforts on local or remote company computers, individual servers and even across single or multiple data centers.
With the globalization of today's business, it is important that organizations maintain efficient access and operability of their networks. Doing so will allow them to sustain continual availability of company resources such as business-critical information and applications. Through network performance optimization, companies can increase the flexibility and scalability of their networks. Processes such as server and data center consolidation allow businesses to use the existing hardware supporting a network in a more efficient manner, while at the same time decreasing maintenance time and costs on upkeep of under-utilized machines. Server virtualization is another way to help companies decrease the need for additional hardware by allowing for the use of different operating systems and applications from a single server. Along with these proactive strategies, implementing effective security also plays a large part in network optimization. Protecting against potentially harmful traffic is a way to keep a system healthy and functioning at maximum efficiency.