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Wide Area Network Acceleration and Optimization

Lower-cost Wide Area Network (WAN) services and data lines have made it affordable for midsize and some small organizations to link domestic and international offices with headquarters via high-speed data links. (See Chapter 4, “Carrier Networks,” for information on carrier network services.) Previously, these organizations only had access to centralized e-mail.

More recently, organizations have centralized an increasing number of IT functions at their headquarters to reduce or eliminate staffing expenses at remote offices. However, when the ability to access applications and files over the WAN is added, linking their remote offices to their headquarters, they often find that users have to sit and wait while files are downloaded.


  

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