The recent years have witnessed an unprecedented rise of applications that are native to, or are migrated to cloud. While this trend awards tremendous possibilities for businesses to realize their objectives, it also mandates greater speeds at which the underlying information is accessed. Increasing the bandwidth to quickly deliver greater loads may come as solution at this point, but this doesn’t entirely solve the challenge of latency. This has catalyzed the growth of WAN optimization industry in the recent past. Market surveys portray WAN optimization industry to attain double digit CAGR by 2020.
Network monitoring for non-essential traffic and subsequent traffic shaping, data deduplication, data compression are among some of the common WAN optimization techniques. But, the real game is being played on the technology side. There is a sharp decline in the proprietary WAN optimization hardware and a commensurate rise of cloud WAN, or SD WAN. Much of this is fueled by the cost concerns of the hardware, at times when cloud models offer a viable option without sacrificing any functionality. Being such these cloud services are today available as Network-as-a- Service. Additionally, software defined network, or SDN, brings two more crucial benefits to the table. First, system upgradation in SDN involves software updation only in the central controller, not hundreds of routers. Next, the control being centralized gives more visibility into the system and a more efficient use of bandwidth.
However, the standard WAN optimization model (proprietary hardware) is also innovating itself and offers products that can be equally efficient in accelerating data transfer within WAN. In this scenario, a distinguished panel of prominent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts, along with the Enterprise Networking Mag’s editorial board has assessed hundreds of WAN optimization solution providers and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions. The listing provides a look into how the solutions in this domain are put into use, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of how they will optimize business processes.
We present to you Top 10 WAN Optimization Solutions 2016.
|Company Logo||Company Name||Company Description|
|Array Networks||Provider of WAN Optimization Controllers providing fast data transfers and short application response times for accelerating remote application delivery|
|Aryaka||Provider of software-defined WAN provisioning latency, throughput, and application performance|
|InfoVista||Offering cost-effective network performance orchestration solutions|
|Silver Peak, Inc||Provider of WAN solutions leveraging the Internet to enhance application performance and reduce networking costs|
|XipLink||Software company in wireless link optimization (WAN Optimization)|
|Circadence||Provider of software-based WAN optimization solution leveraging available bandwidth to accommodate business expansion or reduce infrastructure cost|
|CloudGenix||Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) provider for central point of control, management, policy setting, analytics and reporting for the SD-WAN fabric|
|FatPipe Networks||Provisioning highest levels of WAN optimization to enhance the timely delivery of critical data with site to site and satellite connectivity|
|Riverbed||Optimization solution for accelerated performance, problem resolution and data protection of any application across the Hybrid WAN|
|Viptela||Delivers SD-WAN services to assist organizations build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs|