There is no denying that the WAN Optimization market is hot, even if it is a bit crowded with vendors like Cisco, Juniper, Blue Coat Systems, F5 Networks, and Riverbed. In its WAN Optimization Outlook report, Data Center Knowledge sees the market growth due to the proliferation of cloud computing.
“The WAN Optimization market has been hot lately, as corporate networks support more dispersed audiences and cloud computing applications proliferate. Whether you call it wide area network optimization, acceleration, or application services, the technology is designed to manage and maximize the flow of data across a wide area network (WAN). Techniques used by WAN optimization include traffic shaping, data deduplication, caching, compression and others.
“‘The somewhat crowded vendor market includes Cisco, Juniper, Blue Coat Systems, Certeon and F5 Networks, among many others. Last December Gartner recognized Riverbed as the market share leader for the advanced platform WAN optimization controller market.”