WAN accelerator

WAN accelerator

Software that speeds up transmission in a wide area network. Various techniques are used including compression and the application of quality of service (QoS) parameters to packets. If an application is chatty and requires constant acknowledgments, a specialized WAN accelerator may transfer data behind the scenes. For example, Windows file sharing (CIFS protocol) is slow over a WAN. A CIFS WAN accelerator can prefetch data at the server side and transfer it to the client side so that most of the CIFS interaction takes place locally in the client.
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Tokyo, Jan 11, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Ltd today announced that it has unveiled WAN Accelerator Family for global data centers, and for enterprises with global R&D, design, and manufacturing operations.
Nasdaq:BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that the Blue Coat ProxySG([R]) appliance has won the Computerworld Singapore Readers Choice Award in the WAN Accelerator category for the second consecutive year.
Nasdaq:BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that the Blue Coat([R]) ProxySG([R]) appliance was awarded the Computerworld Singapore Readers Choice and Computerworld Malaysia Readers Choice awards in the WAN Accelerator category.
Because the SonicWALL WAN accelerator is run and managed through the SonicWALL firewall, I didn't have to manage multiple vendors and devices, or spend time learning a separate interface," said Nash.
With Expand's Virtualized WAN Accelerator, user capacity is reliably extended and optimized on the existing infrastructure, stretching network and hardware investments.
Packeteer's Unique Combination of Intelligent WAN Accelerator and Traffic Shaping is "Second to None" in Speed of CIFS Transfers; Declared Leader in Overall Performance
For more information and to purchase Expand WAN accelerator technology for 3Com OSN, please contact your local 3Com or Expand representative.
Named Best WAN Accelerator in 2005, 2006 and 2007; Technology Recognized for Maturity, Simplicity and Speed
Marine Corps, Command, Control, Communications and Computers, the WAN Accelerator project was created to improve performance in data transfer governed under NMCI.
In addition, InfoWorld has named Riverbed's Steelhead appliance "Technology of the Year" in both 2005 and 2006, as the "Best WAN Accelerator," and Network Computing named Riverbed the winner of its 2006 Well-Connected Award for Remote Office Network Infrastructure.
EarthLink's team continuously monitors and proactively manages all aspects of the customer's network, including network routers, switches, load balancers, WAN accelerators, SSL VPN concentrators, and wireless access points.