Expand Networks and IBM BladeCenter - Delivering Virtualized WAN Acceleration Services
Today, organizations of all kinds are increasing their reliance on Wide Area Networks (WANs) to provide employees, partners and customers with better access to information and applications. Delivering acceptable access to applications over the WAN is now an essential aspect of any enterprise IT strategy. WANs offer a way to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve Return on Investment (ROI) - through virtualization, server-based computing and server consolidation strategies that shift servers out of the branch offices to consolidate and centralize them in the data center. Telecom service providers can deliver virtualized WAN acceleration as a new, revenue generating service to augment their portfolio for enterprise customers.