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Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services by Joel Christner - CCIE No. 15311, Zach Seils - CCIE No. 7861

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)

IT organizations are struggling with two opposing challenges: to provide high levels of application performance for an increasingly distributed workforce, and to consolidate costly infrastructure to streamline management, improve data protection, and contain costs. Separating the growing remote workforce from the location that IT desires to deploy infrastructure is the wide-area network (WAN), which introduces tremendous delay, packet loss, congestion, and bandwidth limitations, all of which can impede a user’s ability to interact with applications in a high-performance manner.

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) is a solution designed to bridge the divide between application ...

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