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- Increased data center and server consolidation has led to efficiency gains, but this trend has also stressed the WAN where applications are being delivered to branch offices.
- Many Web-based applications are chatty, sending lots of small packets and causing congestion on the WAN. Traditional enterprise applications aren’t optimized for working over a WAN.
- Implementing WAN optimization controllers allows traffic to be compressed and accelerated, minimizing bandwidth usage, providing end users a better experience, and possibly deferring bandwidth upgrades.
- WAN optimization controllers can greatly enhance the WAN by compressing traffic and deduplicating data.
- Some vendors have taken a unique approach to common features, creating differentiating features to suit different needs.
- Create a shortlist of vendors that meet the unique needs of your organization.
Impact and Result
- Maximize your WAN performance by deploying WAN optimization controllers to optimize traffic flows, reduce latency, and gain visibility into the WAN.
- Gain insight into which vendor best aligns with your organization’s needs and the future of your WAN.
- The need for robust WAN performance is ever increasing, so it is important to choose a vendor that will continue to innovate as the marketplace evolves.
1. Evaluate leading WAN Optimization vendors
Arrive at a shortlist of vendors for further analysis.
2. Create a customized list of the best fitting vendors
Isolate vendors that best meet requirements and accelerate the selection process.
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