I've had my team sharing a Filemaker database over an internal network without Filemaker Server (ugh). I'm now testing the same database on a remote server. The bandwidth on both sides of this equation is outstanding (hundred plus MBPS), but the main report generated by the database takes seconds to compile on the local copy versus 30 seconds on the remote copy.
There are summary fields on this report, and the database includes tens of thousands of records, but in any case the local copy has it up and ready to print in one second flat.
Otherwise, I'm seeing zero latency issues whatsoever; in fact, the remote copy does everything else way faster, especially running the opening script.
Any thoughts would be appreciated; thanks!