It is important to have a solution that helps to prevent data loss by enabling efficient, rapid and transparent backup for business-critical data on laptops and desktops through deduplication, opportunistic scheduling, bandwidth throttling
, flexible policy definition, and the intelligence to run a backup only if a file has changed.
These include Bandwidth Throttling
(to emulate various WAN technologies like T1,T3 etc.), Network Latency (to emulate delay characteristics of real world links like satellite), Network Delay Variation (Jitter), Packet Drop, Packet Reordering, Packet Duplication, Logic and FCS ErrorInsertion, and Background Traffic (to emulate congestion).
This enables DataKeeper Cloud Edition to achieve over 90 percent bandwidth utilization and offers nine levels of integrated compression and bandwidth throttling
. The new solution can be easily integrated into Microsoft ecosystems without proprietary file systems or technologies and is fully integrated with Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) and Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC).
In practice some techniques such as the bandwidth throttling
and bandwidth/traffic shaping  are available to provide more adaptive bandwidth control.
Packet shaping, traffic prioritization, file compression, and bandwidth throttling
can all play a part in optimizing bandwidth.