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Cisco Continues WAN Optimization Leadership with the Release of Next-Generation Platform

WAN promises to overcome application performance bottlenecks associated with network architectures that were designed for data center, not cloud-based, applications, but is #SDWAN  always enough?

Secrets to Ensuring Application Performance at the Branch

Ensuring application experience at the branch is a daunting task. IT must look beyond traditional WAN challenges (like bandwidth, transport type, and speed) to applications experience. As time-to-market becomes a pillar of enterprise’s competitive advantages, application experience is key to ensuring fast service and high customer satisfaction. In today’s connected world, users demand instant connectivity […]

March 27, 2015

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Gartner Recognizes Cisco WAAS as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

I’m very excited and proud to announce that Gartner has placed Cisco into the Leaders quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. We believe this accomplishment reflects the...

August 13, 2014

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IWAN Wed: Three reasons why you should consider Cisco WAAS

There are a billion reasons (okay, I may be exaggerating but you get my point) why you should choose Cisco WAAS as THE WAN optimization solution for your company.  But today, I want to emphasize the following three: #1. Not your ordinary WAN optimization With Cisco WAAS, you’re not just getting WAN optimization but much […]

IWAN Wed: Say “Yes” and “Now” with Akamai Connect

Has this happened to you? The line of business comes to you one day and says they have this great new idea to train the sales teams.  “Let’s use YouTube videos”, they say.  Or the CMO comes to you and says, “digital signage will increase our revenue if we can promote this next new line […]

April 28, 2014

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Mo’ Traffic, Mo’ Problems: How to Turbo Charge Business Growth across the WAN

Today’s successful business leaders recognize that mobile apps, immersive web content and high definition video are all essential to elevating customer engagement and empowering employees – not to mention growing...

March 5, 2014

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IWAN Wed: What is Intelligent WAN?

Imagine that you have several branch offices that are using WAN demanding applications like Salesforce.com, Office 365, Virtual Desktops, Video Teleconferencing and more.  You are using those expensive MPLS/VPN WAN connections as you don’t want to risk it and probably because when you started to work there it was already there and … why mess […]

February 14, 2014

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Data Center Replication: WAN Optimization vs. Bandwidth Upgrade

During the past years WAN optimization devices were used to optimize end-user traffic mainly. Employers connecting to remote applications can achieve better user experience if a couple of WAN optimization are deployed. Typically web applications, file sharing and email can be well accelerated: end users can increase their productivity with a little investment. On the […]

April 18, 2013

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Application Experience at CA World 2013 Las Vegas

Last month, Cisco announced ISR-AX. This new application delivery platform provides granular application visibility, control and optimization, integrated in a single box.  ISR-AX helps customers enhance end-user productivity, lower WAN bandwidth costs and simplify IT. In discussing this new role of the router, application performance management becomes a key component.  ISR-AX and AVC (Application Visibility […]