Wide Area Network Optimization
Source: Global Technology Resources
Many of today's applications are performance-driven and demand everything that the network can provide. Unfortunately, the networks in use today are built upon protocols that were developed one or more decades ago. While technologies march forward, many of these protocols have remained stagnant, which can be the cause of performance issues within networks today. The networking industry has found ways to mitigate many of the side-effects of the shortcomings of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) as well as bandwidth-starved and high-latency WAN links. The solution is typically referred to as Wide Area Network (WAN) Optimization.