IBM Notes and Domino

Reduce IBM Notes Replication Times and Improve the Notes User Experience over the WAN

Reduce IBM Notes and Domino replication times, and keep Notes users productive, even over long distances. Silver Peak compensates for the "weather" conditions of wide area networks (WANs) to dramatically improve Notes and Domino performance. Lab testing and customer results show that Notes and Domino performance can improve by more than 20X with Silver Peak, while eliminating 90 percent of Notes and Domino traffic from the WAN.

IBM Notes and Domino (formerly Lo­tus Notes and Domino) are the client and server components to IBM's popular business collaboration system. While Notes and Domino perform well within the office, the increased delay and packet loss of the WAN may disrupt some Notes-Domino operations. Databases may fail to open and files may take too long to transfer. Notes clients may become unresponsive and connection failures may occur as the network is occupied by other applica­tions.

More bandwidth alone will not solve these problems; latency and packet loss must also be addressed. The increased delay introduced  by long distances, provider routing policies, Internet peering policies, and network congestion degrade TCP throughput regardless of bandwidth. 

Silver Peak address those problems, enabling  IT to deliver a more consistent, more responsive IBM Notes and Domino experience to any remote location. Specific challenges addressed by Silver Peak include:

  • Bandwidth – Silver Peak byte-level deduplication  dramatically shortens large Notes and Domino transfers by removing the redundant data from the WAN. Customer testsing shows that more than 90 percent of Notes data can be eliminated from the WAN. The first time Notes or Domino send data it is fingerprinted and compressed by Silver Peak. Subsequent requests are fulfilled by the local Silver Peak instance. 
  • Latency – Silver Peak mitigates latency latency enabling Notes and Domino to operate more efficiently over distance, improving the user experience. CIFS Acceleration includes CIFS read-ahead, CIFS write-behind, and CIFS metadata optimizations. TCP Acceleration includes windows scaling, selective acknowledgements, and HighSpeed TCP. 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 Notes and Domino performance more predictable across congested WANs. Lost or out-of-order packets are recovered and resequenced in real time, avoiding retransmission delays. Traffic shaping and Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms ensure all applications receive the necessary bandwidth.  

Silver Peak protects Notes and Domino data in-flight between locations with an Accelerated IPSec virtual private network (VPN) between locations, securing all data with AES-256, the enterprise standard for data encryption. Data-at-rest in each Silver Peak instance is also encrypted with AES. Silver Peak supports SSL/TLS for end-to-end encryption.  

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 trial  or contact us to see how Silver Peak can help your organization.


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  • Increase productivity by enabling Notes users to share and transfer files faster and with less frustration.  
  • Replicate Notes and Domino faster by reducing the amount of data that’s actually transferred across the WAN.
  • Secure Notes and Domino data in transit with SSL and Accelerated IPSec without sacrificing performance or increasing complexity.
  • Reduce bandwidth charges by eliminating redundant data from the WAN.


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