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Providing WAN connectivity to multiple locations can be very costly for growing enterprises. As bandwidth hungry applications and users lap up existing capacity, existing WAN connections become saturated and performance suffers. Fortunately, the WAN optimization market continues to mature, providing multi-site enterprises with an option to reduce operating costs.
This research note focuses on the following attributes of WAN optimization:
- The components of WAN optimization appliances.
- How WAN optimization reduces bandwidth usage.
- The level of performance improvement and expected cost savings.
Virtually any enterprise with more than one location stands to benefit from WAN optimization technology.