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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 8. Configuring WAN Optimization

The capabilities of Cisco WAAS are commonly associated with the terms WAN optimization and application acceleration. On the surface, these two terms seem similar, but in fact they are fundamentally different. WAN optimization refers to a set of capabilities that operates in an application-agnostic manner, either at the transport or network layer, making the transfer of information over the WAN more efficient. In the case of Cisco WAAS, WAN optimization is implemented in the transport layer. Application acceleration, on the other hand, refers to a set of capabilities that operates in an application-specific manner, and interacts at the application protocol layer to improve performance. This chapter briefly ...

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