Chapter 17. WAN and Application Optimization: Performance Routing and Wide Area Application Services Test Plan

As rich content and multimedia applications are becoming a bigger part of everyday business processes, companies are looking at new technologies and solutions to optimize their performance over WANs. Lower bandwidth, higher latency, jitter, and packet dropping are considered common pitfalls of a WAN when it is contrasted to the more predicable and expedited packet delivery of a LAN. Degraded WAN performance inevitably leads to poor voice and video quality and considerable slowdowns in the delivery of data to remote users. To deliver these new services more efficiently, enterprises often look at the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture ...

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