Application Networking Services

The Top WAN Optimization Solutions

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Software

Enhance user experience and innovate quickly with Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) and Cisco Intelligent WAN.

  • Optimize your WAN to increase ROI

  • Deliver an application-aware network for optimal performance

  • Apply advanced compression for minimal WAN load

Optimize the WAN, Accelerate Applications

As part of the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution, Cisco WAAS delivers the next generation of WAN and application acceleration. It has a broad range of offerings, including physical appliance, virtual appliance and router-integrated software. With Cisco IWAN with Akamai Connect, this fully integrated solution helps businesses deliver high-quality digital experiences with minimal bandwidth impact, regardless of device, connectivity, or cloud

Cisco WAAS Software offers:

  • Transparent, standards-based, highly secure application delivery

  • LAN-like application performance with application-specific protocol acceleration

  • IT agility through reduction of branch and data center footprint

  • Enterprise-wide deployment scalability and design flexibility

  • Enhanced end-user experience

Make Your WAN More Intelligent

Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) helps organizations deliver an uncompromised experience over any connection. Your IT staff can right-size the branch network without affecting performance, security, or reliability.

What Cisco SD-WAN can do for you

Deploy branch offices quickly

Simplify SD-WAN management

Reduce costs and mitigate risk

Deliver a great user experience

SkyConnect helps bring up a branch in one day

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Challenge

Lufthansa and Star Alliance carriers needed to expand their customer services and open new branches on short notice. Yet they couldn’t increase costs or complexity.

Results

Using IWAN, Lufthansa’s SkyConnect boosted bandwidth by 30 percent. It simplified management with a standard infrastructure. Network utilization rates rose because redundancies were no longer needed. (4:04 min)

What's inside Cisco Intelligent WAN

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Automation and centralized management

Bringing branches up to speed has never been so easy. Manage your network with a few simple clicks and rapidly respond to user needs.

 

 
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Network services

Take advantage of a broad selection of industry-leading, trusted network services. They're all available on a single platform.

 

 
 

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Routing platforms

Choose physical or virtualized platforms to meet your branch and WAN needs.

 

 
 
 
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Cisco ONE Software

Protect your branch office investment with flexible purchasing options and license portability.

All Application Networking Services Products

Add intelligence to your network to allow application messages to be securely recognized, routed, or transformed

Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS)

As part of the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution, Cisco WAAS delivers the next generation of WAN and application acceleration. It has a broad range of offerings, including physical appliance, virtual appliance and router-integrated software. With Cisco IWAN with Akamai Connect, this fully integrated solution helps businesses deliver high-quality digital experiences with minimal bandwidth impact, regardless of device, connectivity, or cloud.

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Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS)

Cisco Virtual WAAS (vWAAS) is the first cloud-ready WAN optimization solution that accelerates applications delivered from private and virtual private cloud infrastructure, using policy-based on-demand orchestration.

Cisco vWAAS can be:

  • Virtualized on the industry-leading VMware ESX and ESXi hypervisor
  • Deployed on Cisco Unified Computing System x86 servers in an on-demand, elastic, and multitenant manner
  • Integrated with Cisco Nexus 1000V, which optimizes application delivery in a virtual machine environment through Cisco vPath architecture services.

Cisco vWAAS Benefits

Cisco vWAAS is designed for both enterprises and service providers to offer private and virtual private cloud-based application delivery service over the WAN. vWAAS provides:

  • On-demand orchestration of WAN optimization
  • Fault tolerance with virtual machine (VM) mobility awareness
  • Lower operating expenses for customers who are migrating their applications to the cloud

Cisco vWAAS Advantages

Cisco vWAAS is a WAN optimization service that gets deployed in an application-specific, virtualization-aware, and on-demand manner. This solution:

  • Uses policy-based configuration in the Cisco Nexus 1000V to associate with server VMs as they are instantiated or moved
  • Helps enable cloud providers to offer rapid creation of WAN optimization services in cloud-based environments
  • Supports transparent deployment at the network edge using WCCP providing deployment flexibility and feature consistency

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Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Modules for ISR

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) solutions for Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) platforms help distributed organizations implement WAN optimization, with a fast return on investment. WAAS solutions for ISR platforms include:

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Integrated Cisco WAAS and Cisco ISR configurationThis reduces deployment complexity and helps to enable faster time to service

Specifications at a Glance

ModuleCisco 2900 and 3900 Series Integrated Services RoutersCisco 2800 and 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
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SRE-910* 
SRE-900* 
NME-502**
NME-522 *
NME-302 *

Optimize Application Delivery

Improve collaboration and control with application-centric networking. (PDF - 220 KB) Adobe PDF file
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Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Express

Cisco WAAS Express extends the Cisco WAAS product portfolio with a small-footprint, cost-effective IOS-based software solution integrated into the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2). It offers application acceleration capabilities. Cisco WAAS Express increases remote user productivity, reduces WAN bandwidth costs, and offers investment protection.

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Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Express

Cost-Effective, Integrated WAN Optimization

Cisco WAAS Express extends the Cisco WAAS product portfolio with a small-footprint, cost-effective IOS-based software solution integrated into the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2). It offers application acceleration capabilities. Cisco WAAS Express increases remote user productivity, reduces WAN bandwidth costs, and offers investment protection.

WAAS Express 2.0 in IOS 15.2(3)T

Get two times´ bandwidth savings for SSL applications, bandwidth optimization, and application performance visibility without remote probes.

Features and Capabilities

Organizations today need to:

  • Provide employees with constant access to centrally located or cloud-based information
  • Provide satisfactory experience for IP phone and video communications
  • Control bandwidth costs without sacrificing application availability and performance

Designed to help you address these challenges, Cisco WAAS Express accelerates business applications by optimizing the WAN bandwidth required to access centrally located applications.
Cisco WAAS Express provides a cost-effective, transparent, and easy-to-deploy WAN optimization solution. It can be easily enabled on most second-generation Cisco ISRs G2 with Cisco IOS Software.

Benefits

  • Enhances Productivity-Mitigate the effects of WAN latency while delivering faster data transfer
  • Bandwidth Compression-Reduce bandwidth consumption and promote scaling of branch offices while eliminating increased bandwidth costs
  • Cost Savings-Reduce capital expenditure with a small footprint branch deployment
  • Network Transparent and Integrated-Make use of security, quality of service (QoS), and other services native to IOS Software
  • Ease of Deployment-Easily deploy with simple software activation on most ISRs G2 running IOS

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Optimize user experience for any application, at any time, on any device.

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Router-integrated, on-demand WAN optimization and application acceleration for branch offices.

 
Data Sheets and Literature

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Software

As part of the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution, Cisco WAAS delivers the next generation of WAN and application acceleration. It has a broad range of offerings, including physical appliance, virtual appliance and router-integrated software. With Cisco IWAN with Akamai Connect, this fully integrated solution helps businesses deliver high-quality digital experiences with minimal bandwidth impact, regardless of device, connectivity, or cloud.

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Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Software

Optimize the WAN, Accelerate Applications

As part of the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution, Cisco WAAS delivers the next generation of WAN and application acceleration. It has a broad range of offerings, including physical appliance, virtual appliance and router-integrated software. With Cisco IWAN with Akamai Connect, this fully integrated solution helps businesses deliver high-quality digital experiences with minimal bandwidth impact, regardless of device, connectivity, or cloud.

Improving Application Performance

SoftwareOne sees 300 percent improvement with Citrix XenApp products using Cisco WAAS.

Features and Capabilities


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Cisco WAAS Software offers:

  • Transparent, standards-based, highly secure application delivery
  • LAN-like application performance with application-specific protocol acceleration
  • IT agility through reduction of branch and data center footprint
  • Enterprise-wide deployment scalability and design flexibility
  • Enhanced end-user experience

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