Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Instant Messaging Network Throughput

Network throughput is the amount of data at a given time that can travel through your network between your client application and server. When a networked server is unable to respond to a client request, the client typically retransmits the request a number of times. Each retransmission introduces additional system overhead and generates more network traffic.

Improving data integrity, system performance, and network congestion reduces the number of retransmissions. Steps to do this involve: