WAN speed expectations & optimization
Posted on 2011-10-03
We are opening a small remote office and are looking to connect this dierectly to our corporate network over a point to point Metro ethernet.
The remote (Mac OS-X) office will be transferring large image files (totals in the Gb range) to Windows 2003/2008 servers on the corporate domain. This needs to be cost effective so we are looking at limiting the pipe to 5-10Mb at least initially.
1) What kind of transfer speeds can we realistically expect over, let's say a 10Mb pipe (allowing for overhead etc)?
2) What tools/methods could be used to optimize the bandwidth?
3) Any recommendations?
The site is in fairly close proximity to the corporate LAN so I am trying to figure out a cost/benefit analysis before comitting to a new circuit.