Overview: The Networking Best Practices for Large Deployments guide provides information for optimizing your large-scale IPv4 network for Google Apps for Business, such as network routing, capacity, and testing.
Audience: This guide is intended for Google Apps administrators who manage complex networks, especially those spread across a large geographical area. Administrators with smaller or single-location networks may also find some of this information useful.
Benefits: Optimizing your network configuration can help you to improve your Google Apps implementation in the following ways:
- Improve the responsiveness of Google Apps by reducing latency in your IPv4 network
- Reduce bandwidth consumption by optimizing network routing and network services
- Predict network performance and capacity needs by collecting baseline metrics for latency, packet loss, and network availability, before your Google Apps implementation begins
- Reduce upload and download times with Google Apps for large files, such as internal videos and attachments
- Efficiently migrate data from existing legacy servers into Google Apps
Where to find: You'll find the Networking Best Practices for Large Deployments guide on the Google Apps Deployment site. This site also includes in-depth technical information on a variety of subjects to help you deploy Google Apps successfully.