WAN Acceleration technologies have typically been deployed as appliances, however, the realities of virtualized infrastructure is demanding a more flexible approach to align with the needs of the software defined data center. WAN acceleration and optimization is more critical than ever given the elevated disaster recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO) of the “always on”, hybrid cloud data center environment.
To meet these demands, as well as the new requirements of the software defined data center, requires deploying WAN acceleration technology as a virtual appliance. Software-defined WAN acceleration enables organizations to leverage existing x86 resources while allowing businesses to granularly select those virtual machines most worthy of limited WAN bandwidth resources. This capability ensures that critical business applications will meet RPO and RTO objectives while maintaining application quality of service. Finally, it allows WAN policies to follow the VM instead of being hard set to hosts or network connections.
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