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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 2. Cisco Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) Family

Chapter 1 introduced the performance challenges created by the WAN and how they are addressed by the Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) solution. Cisco WAAS is a software component that is resident on a hardware device deployed at each location with users and servers. This hardware device, which can be deployed as a router-integrated network module for the Integrated Services Router (ISR) or as an appliance, is called the Cisco Wide Area Application Engine (WAE). This chapter provides an introduction to the Cisco WAE family, along with an in-depth examination of the hardware and software architecture. This chapter also looks at the licensing options for Cisco WAAS, positioning ...

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