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Building Service-Aware Networks: The Next-Generation WAN/MAN by Muhammad Afaq Khan - CCIE No. 9070

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Chapter 15. WAN Optimization Services Use Cases

Whereas data center consolidation is on the rise, an ever-increasing number of file and application servers are now being centralized at regional or main data center locations. Another trend is the increasing number of remote users connecting from across the globe, especially for organizations with an international footprint.

Data and infrastructure consolidation to a few locations does solve security, compliance, backup, and many other issues that result from employees turning on and running local file servers scattered throughout the branches. However, data consolidation raises its own challenges. The most obvious ones are bandwidth limitation and increased latency, because branch offices have ...

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