Enterprise Cache Management
Your field personnel depend on web applications, such as SharePoint®, for their enterprise content and to ensure maximum productivity. However, guaranteeing that your web applications will always be fast and available can be difficult. Enterprise Cache Management solves this problem by ensuring that the business-class web applications your field service personnel, sales representatives, and remote offices depend upon are:
- Always Available - Field users are always productive, regardless of internet connection status
- Always Fast - Quick page loads (12x faster) irrespective of distance/bandwidth (DSL, cellular, satellite)
- Always Responsive - Reduced load on IT infrastructure ensures greater performance/capacity
Enterprise Cache Management enables you to centrally control and manage the caching of your corporate web content as close as possible to your users. Caching is the primary way content is accelerated on the Web, and the closer the content to the user, the faster and more reliably it can be served. Enterprise Cache Management guarantees that your web pages and files will be cached when your users need them—making them faster and always available.
Mobolize CacheFront™, our Enterprise Cache Management solution, resides invisibly on the end-user PC and ensures the best user experience for the web applications you rely on—regardless of whether the user's connection is dropped, the server fails, or the network slows to a crawl. Enterprise Cache Management ensures that the web content your workforce needs is always available and fast—resulting in the best possible field performance.
How does this compare to other acceleration or offline solutions?
High Availability - Offline Solutions
If you need to ensure constant access to the web applications that power field personnel performance, and increase the speed of web application content delivery, CacheFront™ offers a new vision of how to deliver top field results. No longer do employees need to learn how to use a custom client application to keep data available. CacheFront™ delivers the critical data that field workers need to get their job done in the same way they access it already—through the web browser—so there is nothing new to learn. This means that even with a slow, intermittent, or non-existent internet connection, your field personnel will be able to access your web content as if they had a constant high-speed internet connection.
Since CacheFront™ delivers a high-availability experience from the browser, productivity is guaranteed continuously and seamlessly with the full web application, while either online or offline, which is something other offline products with their own custom interfaces cannot do.
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
Caching is also at the heart of CDN performance, which works by serving content from multiple points throughout the Internet so that content can be delivered more quickly than from the origin server. While this network-based approach may work well for public web sites, CDNs are ill-suited for corporate web applications, since they cannot cache VPN-delivered content, and they are not secure for caching SSL-delivered sensitive corporate data. CDNs may result in server load reductions, but the amount of bandwidth consumed by each user is the same, so they don't help problems created by a slow internet connection at the endpoint PC.
Since CacheFront™ enables you to centrally manage the caching of your corporate web content invisibly at the endpoint PC, it does not require any changes to your enterprise SSL security or network infrastructure. CacheFront™ gives users fast access to their cached data under any network scenario, while simultaneously reducing the server load and bandwidth usage that the endpoint PC typically utilizes. When deployed together with a CDN, the CacheFront™ technology integrates seamlessly to improve the performance and reduce the cost of CDNs, by lightening the network and server loads.
Since CacheFront™ manages the caching of web content directly on the user's PC, it is the simplest, fastest, and most inexpensive way to deliver corporate web content.
WAN Optimization Controllers (WOCs)
Like CDNs, WOCs also utilize generalized caching to accelerate the speed of web applications and reduce server load. However, this approach requires the high cost, installation, and maintenance of WOC appliances across your corporate locations, limiting their overall economic applicability for small remote offices, distributed work environments and field personnel. With the CacheFront™ solution, there is no need to invest in any additional infrastructure. CacheFront™ manages caches on the endpoint computer that are completely personalized to each end user, resulting in the fastest possible access to corporate web content, as well as the highest possible server load and bandwidth reductions—both for documents and web pages. When deployed together with WOCs, CacheFront™ will integrate seamlessly to reduce the load on WOCs, increasing their performance and useful life.