Although the WOC market is rapidly maturing, reports Search Networking, it is still dynamic with a high level of vendor innovation. In this article, tips on what to look for before choosing a vendor are offered. One key suggestion is to conduct a detailed analysis of your network traffic to identify specific problems.
“Optimization techniques for wide-area networks (WANs) can improve most organizations’ application response times, particularly where network latency is high, which is often due to centralization of servers and IT resources. Typically, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) serve to prevent network latency having a severe impact on the performance of applications and underlying protocols. Through data reduction and prioritization techniques, WOCs can also help organizations avoid costly bandwidth upgrades.”