Gartner Research

Use New WAN Optimization Models to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Costs

Published: 02 July 2014

ID: G00263171

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch, Neil Rickard

Summary

Business needs for improved application performance across more users will require that network architects incorporate new WAN optimization deployment models such as virtual appliances and WAN optimization as a service.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • For Branch Offices, Combine WAN Optimization Appliances With Virtual Optimizers and WAN Optimization Services
    • Virtual WAN Optimization Appliances
    • WAN Optimization as a Service
    • Hybrid WAN Optimization Solutions
  • Use Virtual WAN Optimizers in the Data Center Where Increased Flexibility Is Required
  • Employ Virtualized WOC Appliances and WAN Optimization as a Service to Support Cloud IT Delivery
    • Virtualized WOCs and IaaS
  • Use SoftWOC Clients or Asymmetric Browser Optimization When Selecting WAN Optimization Vendors If Supporting Mobile Users Is a Priority

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