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How to Pick the Right WAN Optimization Solution for Your Organization

Published: 03 April 2013

ID: G00250203

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch


WAN optimization controllers continue to have significant differences in functionality. Network managers who choose the wrong solution for their environments will have to deal with unresolved performance issues, suboptimal performance resolution and higher costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start the WOC Selection Process by Defining and Prioritizing Use Case Objectives and Functional Requirements
    • Reduce WAN Costs
    • Enable Data Center Consolidation by Improving Application Response Times
    • Review Enterprise Mobility Strategies to Improve Efficiency of Mobile and Remote Workers
    • Minimize the Enterprise Disaster Recovery Time
  • Use Defined Functional Requirements to Shortlist WOCs
    • Multiple Ways to Reduce WAN Bandwidth and WAN Costs
    • Enable Data Center Consolidation by Application Acceleration
    • Improve Network Performance With Advanced Network Traffic Management
    • Support Individual Personal Devices
    • Reduce the Enterprise Disaster Recovery Time With Date Center to Date Center Storage Replication Acceleration
  • Always Perform an On-Site Proof of Concept Before Signing the Purchasing Contract

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