Addressing WAN Optimization in the Integrated Services Router

Date Added: Oct 2010
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The emergence of WAN optimization in recent years has resulted in significant gains to the enterprise in terms of application performance, reduced network costs, and improved employee productivity and customer satisfaction. To date, the majority of WAN optimization efforts have been concentrated in branch deployments and have not been rolled out more broadly in office headquarters or in the data center, in part due to the fact that the first generation of WAN optimization products were available primarily as dedicated appliances. One of the primary drivers of WAN optimization was to deliver applications centrally located in a data center to branch offices with the same efficiency and speed with which they were delivered at an organization's headquarters.