Network services have been delivered across the Wide Area Network (WAN) for many years but the growing momentum of consolidation, remote access and cloud services have greatly increased the amount of traffic being passed between locations around the globe.
With users increasingly located a long way from data centres and network resources, they depend more than ever on a fast and reliable network service. Any inefficiency is magnified over distance resulting in issues such as a limited service, slow performance or intermittent connectivity. End users can become frustrated and suffer productivity losses, whilst customers may simply turn to another supplier.
WAN optimisation can dramatically improve the performance of services which are delivered across the WAN. Data deduplication reduces the amount of traffic competing for bandwidth whilst cached information allows data to be served locally whenever there are subsequent requests. Visibility of network traffic also allows you to manage and control how bandwidth is allocated between competing resources.
WAN optimisation has seen great popularity over the last few years as businesses face decentralised infrastructure and storage, enterprise-wide application performance issues and rising IT infrastructure costs. The ability to accelerate the performance of enterprise-wide applications helps organisations to deliver the network services they need to stay productive and competitive.
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