The emergence of the cloud is one of the best things to ever happen to WAN optimization vendors.
That was the consensus of a panel of vendors including Akamai, Riverbed, Blue Coat and Virtela at the Interop conference lat week. WAN optimization technologies enable enterprises to get more out of their WAN links in terms of quality of service, performance and capacity.
As more applications move to the cloud, the need for optimized WAN links has become increasingly important.
“We’re in a new age of Web optimization and whether you look at on premise or service provider models, the challenge is that the world is getting more complicated,” Neil Cohen, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Akamai said. “You have to solve problems on your network, in the cloud and for mobile users.”