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Cisco Validated Designs for Enterprise WAN

Reduce Private WAN Traffic

Read the Remote Sites Using Local Internet Access Technology Design Guide (PDF - 8.5 MB)

Tested and True MPLS WAN

Meet the WAN Services CVDs

Learn how CVDs support enterprise WANs, including Cisco Intelligent WAN (PDF - 2.1 MB)

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Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) for Enterprise WAN interconnect remote-site LANs to a primary-site LAN or data center. These designs include technologies such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Layer 2 WAN, and VPN WAN over the Internet. Additionally, these designs support multiple resiliency options depending on the operational requirements of the remote sites.

Regardless of the technology used, these WAN designs provide users with connectivity to the applications they need to do their job. The designs support network access for wired and wireless users in remote sites. It doesn’t matter whether they are only a few workers in a small office or they number 5,000 in a large enterprise branch office.

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) provide system designs based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVD in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

The CVD guides below have been superseded by newer guides. This archive is maintained as a convenient reference for organizations that have implemented the designs in these older guides. For new implementations, we strongly recommend that you use the most recent CVD guides for enterprise WAN.