Using Branch Cache to Improve WAN Users Performance of Custom .NET App RRS feed

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  • Hi - Sorry in advance if this is the wrong forum - I'm just not sure where else to ask. We are investigating the replacement of Riverbed devices with Windows Branch Cache and have some confusion around the technology. Specifically my team developed a custom .NET Smart Client application that communicates over restful ASP.NET MVC WebAPI web services hosted in IIS on servers within our own private network. The bulk of our users run the application within the head office via LAN but we also have users in branch offices that connect over a WAN who struggle with performance. Riverbed devices have been an effective tool in a couple of remote sites, however, we can not put them in all locations and so were hoping that Branch Cache could be a more global solution.

    Can anyone tell me if Branch Cache will help with performance over the WAN? Does it do so "out of the box" or are there code changes required in order for it to work?


    Friday, August 7, 2015 9:25 PM


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  • Hi neilb14b,

    Actually this forum is to discuss the VS IDE, so this issue is not related to the VS IDE, am I right?

    I am moving your question to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct you to a right forum. Thanks for your understanding.

    Maybe it is related to the Windows Server like this case:


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    Monday, August 10, 2015 9:54 AM
  • I'd try them over here.






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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Laughlin Monday, August 10, 2015 12:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, August 24, 2015 12:22 AM
    Monday, August 10, 2015 12:49 PM
  • hi,

    BranchCache should help 'out of the box'. Depends on what content your users need to optimize over the WAN? Also depends on the version of Windows that you are using.

    Enterprise Windows is enabled for BranchCache via SMB, and HTTP, but Windows PRO SKU only supports HTTP via BITS, so no browser integration for example.



    Phil Wilcock http://2pintsoftware.com @2pintsoftware

    Friday, August 14, 2015 11:52 AM