Oracle PeopleSoft

Silver Peak Boosts PeopleSoft Performance and Consistency over Distance

Finance, sales and HR managers need fast and reliable access to Oracle PeopleSoft, but the network conditions of long-distance connections often interfere with PeopleSoft performance. Silver Peak compensates for the network limitations that may undermine PeopleSoft performance over distance. With Silver Peak, PeopleSoft users can login faster and transfer data faster from any location. 

PeopleSoft applications address complex business requirements with comprehensive business and industry solutions. When PeopleSoft is deployed over distance, though, performance can be impacted by the varying conditions of the wide area network (WAN). Replication may take longer, exceeding recovery point objectives (RPOs). Trouble tickets and user-complaints may include reports of difficulty logging into remote PeopleSoft servers, scheduling resources,  retrieving labor data, and tracking employee time.

Adding more bandwidth at the impacted locations typically will not address the problem. Regardless of the amount of bandwidth, the throughput of the TCP stack underlying PeopleSoft decreases as delay increases. 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 the underlying network limitations that may impact PeopleSoft performance across distance. More specifically, Silver Peak addresses the following network challenges:

  • Bandwidth – Silver Peak reduces the amount of data PeopleSoft must transfer over distance typically by 80 percent and more using compression and byte-level deduplication. The first time PeopleSoft 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 PeopleSoft 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 PeopleSoft 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 PeopleSoft 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 for connecting data centers, remote offices and the cloud.

Specific customers who have used Silver Peak to improve their CRM and ERP architectures include: 

and many moreSilver Peak offers the most scalable and cost-effective data acceleration software for connecting data centers, remote offices and the cloud. Download and deploy it yourself in just 20 minutes or  contact us to see how Silver Peak can help your team.

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Benefits

  • Increase productivity by enabling remote workforce managers to gain faster access to labor, supply chain and customer data.
  • Lower PeopleSoft costs by expanding the reach of PeopleSoft applications to even remote offices. 
  • Hire the best talent regardless of location by enabling  access to PeopleSoft information quickly and efficiently from any location.
  • Lower bandwidth charges by eliminating extraneous PeopleSoft data from the WAN.

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