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How can I improve performance over WAN file sharing

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I currently have two offices, one in LA and one in Seattle. I currently have a 1.5 MB MPLS circuit that connects the two offices. They both have file servers and domain controllers. However, the project folders reside primarily in the LA office. Now that our staff is more "streamlined" we have people in both offices working on the same projects. Speed is now becoming a major problem. I have tried file replication w/ a read only copy, and RDP for people in Seattle to work out of the LA server. neither of these options worked well. So I am wondering what other options I have to make this work. We also have email going across the MPLS pipe and our VoIP phones.

Thanks for the help.

Aaron
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Hello ,

If you have a Windows 2008 file server and Windows  Vista or Windows 7 , you could activate the the branch cache functionnality , it improve the Wan link by caching the biggest or more often used file .Take a look at google about that .

(Or you could use appliance solution like "Riverbed". )
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Is Riverbed a WAN Optimization Appliance?
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Riverbed basically invented the WAN optimization market with byte level deduplication, compression, and protocol optimzation. It is fantastic, and doesn't require server and woskstation upgrades for SMB 2 or Branchcache. It is also more effective than either of those technologies. DFS replication is also problematic, and you said that RDP didn't do it for you. I have had Riverbed for two or three years and it is fantastic. It will cost you some $$, but it works really well and is easy to setup and use.
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