JDA Software

Accelerate JDA Performance over Distance with Silver Peak WAN Optimization

Extend your JDA-powered supply chain to every location. Silver Peak software compensates for underlying wide area network (WAN) irregularities that disrupt the application experience. By deduplicating as much as 95 percent of JDA data on the WAN, Silver Peak shortens JDA database replication times, accelerates updates, and makes logins immediate, even for users in remote sites.

JDA Software (formerly RedPrairie) supplies a portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and commerce solutions for powering the enterprise. While responsive within corporate offices, JDA performance can degrade over distance. Replicating JDA databases off-site may take longer to complete. Remote users may complain of  waiting for JDA login, printing reports or refreshing dashboards.

Adding more WAN bandwidth at remote offices cannot solve throughput problem that stem from network delay. As delay increases, TCP performance decreases. Even when distance is nominal, delay across WANs and particularly Internet virtual private networks (VPNs) may be longer than expected due to network congestion, routing policies, peering practices and other factors.

Silver Peak compensates for these network problems, enabling JDA to perform better, more consistently across distance. Specifically, Silver Peak overcomes the following limitations: 

  • Bandwidth – Silver Peak byte-level deduplication  and compression eliminate up to 95 percent of the data sent by JDA across the WAN. The first time JDA 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  experienced by remote offices by enabling JDA 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 JDA 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 JDA 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 in 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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Benefits

  • Increase productivity by delivering faster JDA order management and customer records systems.  
  • Get the most out of JDA by improving JDA performance and reliability to supply chain, transportation, and warehouse management.
  • Avoid costly bandwidth upgradesby eliminating redundant JDA data from the WAN.
  • Shorten JDA data transfers over distance by correcting underlying networking problems and eliminating excess JDA traffic from the WAN.

Resources

  • Users in branch offices and remote offices have traditionally had a difficult time accessing files stored in remote data centers. The Windows file system relies on CIFS/SMB a chatty protocol that performs poorly over the WAN. Silver Peak corrects CIFS chattiness, accelerating the transfer of data to the branch office or remote office. This document explains how Silver Peak enable centrally managed file services to dramatically improve branch office and remote office productivity.
  • Web applications have become richer over time, including more interactive data with larger embedded images and file attachments. In addition, many client/server applications have a substantial amount of code that must be downloaded to the client browser before operation. All of these attributes make it increasingly difficult to deliver web applications across a WAN.
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