Cisco IT is recentralizing its data centers to increase business agility. To consolidate branch-office infrastructure into centralized data centers, Cisco IT needed to help ensure that branch office employees would experience the same application performance they would if their applications were hosted locally. Cisco IT accomplished this without costly WAN bandwidth upgrades by using Cisco® Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) to accelerate TCP applications and optimize WAN bandwidth. Business benefits include significant productivity gains, up to 60 percent decrease in WAN traffic, and lower IT capital and operational costs in branch offices.
Application acceleration and bandwidth optimization benefits remain consistent as deployment scales to more than 200 offices.