Making networks go faster isn’t just about having bigger pipes; it’s about moving data faster, often with the help of WAN acceleration technology. The market for WAN optimization appliances is a competitive one with multiple vendors including Riverbed, SilverPeak, Blue Coat and Cisco ally vying for share.
Cisco’s Wide Area Applications Services (WAAS) appliances are now getting a refresh, in an effort to further improve WAN acceleration and optimization. Cisco first entered the market for WAN acceleration with WAAS back in 2006. The new generation of WAAS appliances announced today by Cisco offer improved performance over their predecessors.
“The new generation can support up to three times the users we’ve support in the past, up to 150,000 connections,” Inbar Lasser-Raab, Senior Director, Borderless Networks Marketing told InternetNews.com. “We now also support five times the bandwidth up to 2 Gbps of traffic.”