Differences between Branchcache, Shadow Copy and Transparent Caching RRS feed

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  • Hi.

    What's the differences between Branchcache, Shadow Copy and Transparent Caching ?


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    Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:59 PM


  • BranchCache  enables content from file and Web servers on a wide area network (WAN) to be cached on computers at a local branch office. BranchCache can improve application response time and reduce WAN traffic. Cached content can either be distributed across peer client computers (distributed cache mode) or centrally hosted on a server (hosted cache mode).

    Shadow Copy (Volume Snapshot Service or Volume Shadow Copy Service or VSS), is a technology that allows taking manual or automatic backup copies or snapshots of data, even if it has a lock, on a specific volume at a specific point in time over regular intervals.

    Transparent caching: Before Windows 7, to open a file across a slow network, client computers always retrieved the file from the server computer, even if the client computer had recently read the file. With Windows 7 transparent caching, client computers cache remote files more aggressively, reducing the number of times a client computer might have to retrieve the same data from a server computer.

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    • Marked as answer by Amir Varasteh Wednesday, November 16, 2011 5:48 PM
    Monday, November 14, 2011 6:19 AM