Network optimisation | Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network

By: Karen  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Network Performance

To get the best performance from KAREN you may need to make some tuning and configuration adjustments to your KAREN connection or your internal network.

Dial up your network performance

Standard commercial networks often constrain capacity, which means that the performance of your network, hardware and devices may be dialled back to ensure a smooth experience under these restricted conditions.

In comparison, KAREN’s full capacity is there for you to take advantage of, giving you the opportunity to configure your network, hardware and devices to get the best performance possible.

Areas for optimisation

The possibility for significant improvements in network throughput performance can be achieved through turning your attention to the following areas:

  • Host tuning
  • Application settings
  • Network tuning

Identifying problems

If you are not getting the performance or throughput from KAREN that you expect you may have a bottleneck.

Identifying whether you have a bottleneck, what and where it is can be challenging. The best place to start looking is at the KAREN border and work your way back.  In some cases it may be better to work from the end user out.

Solving problems

We have advice and resources on the following areas to help you get the best performance from KAREN:

Keywords: Network Performance

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