Jean Tunis is Senior Consultant and Founder of RootPerformance, a performance engineering consultancy that helps technology operators minimize cost and lost productivity. He has worked in this space since 1999 with various companies, helping clients solve and plan for application and network performance issues. He has also authored an eBook called "Analyzing HTTP: Nine Things to Look for When Profiling and Troubleshooting Web Performance" to help those working in the field.
Low latency is the networks most important asset. Packets need to be quickly processed, queued, serialized and propagated across the network to get this.