2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2010 11:23 AM by Corey Vantilborg

    WAN Bandwidth required for Enterprise PDM

      Our organisation has two main sites, one in Netherlands and one in NZ. The designs in NZ are independant of the designs in Holland but there is collaboration with regard to file versions and changes. We would require Vault replication over a VPN between the offices and possibly database clustering so changes in NZ are replicated to Neterlands and vice versa. Can anyone from experience offer any indication what the requirements would be for this to be successful?

       

      In order to get speed we currently cap traffic but the best speed we get currently is 2.5 Mb/s between Netherlands and NZ. If we were to sacrifice speed to get just 2 Mb/s we could get unlimited traffic for similar cost.

        • Re: WAN Bandwidth required for Enterprise PDM
          Raghavendra Bhagavan.S.M

          Peter,

           

          Arriving at a Bandwidth requirement is dynamic and it depends on how many files do you generate and plan share per day ? and the average file sizes.

           

          If you have plan to generate large number of files, You can choose selected folders to replicate instead of the whole vault.

           

          Just my two cents !

           

          Cheers !
          Bhagavan.

          • Re: WAN Bandwidth required for Enterprise PDM
            Corey Vantilborg

            Peter,

             

            We have a similar with a remote office using a wireless WAN that gets 3Mb/s on a good day.  There are a few issues we run into.

             

            The bandwidth limit is very easy to deal with, just limit the replication, and schedule the replication for times when the bandwidth is highest. Enterprise seems to do a good job of using the bandwidth it has.  The speed might leave something to be desired.

             

            For us the bigger issue is latency.  We find that even if all of the files are on the local archive server, when there is lots of activity going to the SQL problems can arise. Certain actions start failing, and users get strange errors.  I don't have a solution for this but it is something to be aware of.


            Corey Vantilborg