can improve performance in environments where bandwidth is a limiting factor. Network compression is enabled at the port level on both the client and the server and must be enabled on both sides of the connection. In testing, network compression has been shown to reduce the amount of bandwidth used by approximately 50 percent. It can be enabled along with attachment compression, but data that has already been compressed will not be further compressed during transit.
Use network compression where CPU and memory resources are plentiful and bandwidth low. Because network compression carries an approximate 10-15 percent increase in CPU utilization and memory allocation, this option is not recommended when these resources are already strained.