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


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



  • 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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