Gartner Research

Key Challenges in the Remote-Office Implementation of WOCs and WLANs

Published: 10 December 2008

ID: G00161203

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman

Summary

WAN optimization controllers increase the effective bandwidth of WAN links by as much as 75%, but the introduction of wireless LANs can negate those benefits and add costs to remote-office solutions. This research reviews the architectural options and how to avoid the pitfalls.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Using WOCs for Better Remote-Office Bandwidth
  • WLAN Implementation Scenarios
    • Remote Office With Centralized WLAN Controller
    • Remote Office With Distributed WLAN Controllers
    • Remote Office With Autonomous APs or Indoor Mesh
    • Remote-Office WLAN With Soft WOCs on Clients
  • Implementing a WLAN in a WAN-Optimized Remote Office

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