Virtualized WAN Optimization: The Road to Cloud Computing
Strong market potential and growth in the application delivery and WAN optimization market are a result of multiple industry trends demanding new solutions to application delivery problems for distributed organizations and mobile users. First, a large percentage of enterprise employees (Estimated at More Than 70 Percent) work from remote locations and the pressure is on IT managers to ensure high performance and reliable application delivery to these users. Second, IT managers need to reduce costs and increase security by moving application, desktop, and server infrastructure out of branch offices and into centralized data centers and/or on- or off-premise cloud infrastructures. These trends place more and more stress on the WAN and can reduce application performance.