Pandemic has touched off continuity of operations mode in nearly every federal agency. That, in turn, has produced a rapid expansion in telework and, in some cases, exponential increases in virtual private network traffic.

But neither bandwidth nor money is unlimited for federal agencies. That’s why they must consider technologies to make existing capacity more efficient. Two of the most effective are QoS and WanOptimization. These not only give more effective bandwidth but also potentially reduce the costs imposed by cloud service providers when customers extract data.

These technologies can also reduce some of the performance problems of overtaxed VPNs or sub-optimal home networks, like lost packets, jitter, and frustrating latency that can make users crazy.

In this podcast, we discuss these issues with Peter Marshall, the solutions architect at ThunderCat Technology, and Robert Schumann, the deputy chief technical officer at Riverbed. They describe how solutions such as Riverbed’s Client Accelerator, the industries only WanOptimization Client that leverages the same technology from their Steelhead Product Line, can give you an instance capacity boost for your VPNs. This light weight client on user devices and a simple-to-administer appliance at the server or data center end.

You can watch the full video on WTOP/Federal News Network.