Just like any other Web site, CMS sites are affected by the performance of their network. Network latency is the delay caused by data moving across your network architecture. This topic is outside the scope of this book, but it is important to realize that your network latency can impact your CMS server performance.
There are a few points that can easily be noted here. Microsoft advises that CMS performance will be best when the CMS server is on the same network switch as the database server. Keep in mind that security measures, such as firewalls, can also impact your network performance.