Blue Coat and Oracle
Oracle applications (including the Oracle E-Business Suite) are a collection of enterprise business applications, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. While Oracle applications usually perform well in a LAN environment, their performance can suffer when confronted by WAN limitations such as constrained bandwidth, encryption and security requirements, latency and network congestion.
The Blue Coat Application Delivery Network (ADN) helps you optimize all your Oracle applications. By combining Application Performance Monitoring, WAN Optimization and Secure Web Gateway technologies in a single, comprehensive infrastructure, the Application Delivery Network helps you discover, classify and prioritize all the traffic on your network. With detailed, intelligent control over your network, you can cost-effectively accelerate and secure all the applications that drive your business.
Blue Coat ProxySG and Oracle
More specifically, Blue Coat ProxySG's protocol enhancements and caching optimizations improve and accelerate the delivery of Oracle applications over the WAN, reducing the effects of latency and problems associated with limited bandwidth.
In a test of an Oracle Application login over an ADSL 768 Kbps link with 30ms latency, Blue Coat SG appliances improved login times by 25 times or more while reducing bandwidth usage by 95% or more.
In a test of an Oracle Application file retrieval over a T3 45Mbps link with 150ms latency and 0.1% packet loss, Blue Coat SG appliances improved file retrieval times by 97 times or more while reducing bandwidth usage by more than 98%.
To learn how Blue Coat can help you optimize all of your Oracle applications, read the following: Application Performance Brief: Oracle Applications