Atlassian JIRA

Accelerate Atlassian JIRA Over Distance with Silver Peak

Give software developers fast and reliable access to Atlassian JIRA regardless of their location. Silver Peak fixes the wide area network (WAN) problems that can undermine JIRA performance over long distances, eliminating more than 80 percent of JIRA data from the WAN. With Silver Peak, you can achieve a faster, more predictable JIRA experience at the most remote offices.

Atlassian JIRA provides project management, and bug and issue tracking for software developers. While responsive within the organization, JIRA performance can degrade between locations. Sharing information and collaborating with various team members can take longer. JIRA dashboards can be slower to refresh. Capturing, assigning, and prioritizing work can require more time. 

The problem has little to do with JIRA and far more to do with the underlying network. As applications extend across private network services, such as MPLS, and Internet virtual private networks (VPNs), delay grows, degrading session throughput. The increased delay is not only a result of the distance between locations, but also the routing policies and peering practices of the intervening service providers. The effects of network congestion, namely packet loss and out-of-order packets, further degrade application throughput. 

Silver Peak addresses these and other problems, enabling IT to deliver a more responsive, more predictable Teamcenter experience. Specifically, Silver Peak addresses the following challenges: 

  • Bandwidth – Silver Peak byte-level deduplication removes more than 80 percent of JIRA data from the WAN. The first time JIRA sends data it is fingerprinted and compressed by Silver Peak. Subsequent requests are fulfilled by the local Silver Peak instance. 
  • Latency – Silver Peak mitigates latency enabling JIRA to operate more efficiently over distance. TCP Acceleration includes windows scaling, selective acknowledgements, and HighSpeed TCP. CIFS Acceleration includes CIFS read-ahead, CIFS write-behind, and CIFS metadata optimizations. Latency is also reduced through packet coalescing, which re-packages multiple smaller packets into a single larger one, and through Dynamic Path Control, which selects the fastest path to a remote location.
  • Congestion – Silver Peak makes JIRA performance more predictable across congested WANs. Lost packets are reconstituted in real-time at the far end of a WAN link, avoiding delays that come with multiple round-trip retransmissions. Out-of-order packets are resequenced, avoiding retransmission and processing delays that occur when packets arrive out-of-order.

Silver Peak protects JIRA data in-flight between locations with an Accelerated IPSec virtual private network (VPN) running AES-256, the enterprise standard for data encryption. Data-at-rest within Silver Peak instances is also encrypted with AES. End-to-end encryption is provided by SSL/TLS.

Silver Peak offers the most scalable and cost-effective data acceleration software for connecting data centers, remote offices and the cloud. You can download and deploy it as a free, self-service trial in just 20 minutes or contact us to see how Silver Peak can help your organization.


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  • Increase productivity by enabling diverse teams to use JIRA more effectively over long distances. 
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