We have a number of MS SQL instances containing enterprise geodatabases. Our organization is spread out across our country and the server site is located at a single place. We are experiencing very slow initial connections to our databases through ArcGIS and the time it takes is increasing with distance from the servers. The Users are connecting through direct connect.
However. When a connection is established to a database, everything works fast. It seems its the initial "handshake" that takes time.
If i use a normal SQL database with feature classes (non enterprise geodatabase) the initial connection is very fast for every one.
Is there something we can do about this or is this how enterprise geodatabases works?