In the last lesson on optimizing WAN performance for changing end user needs, John Burke, principal analyst at Nemertes Research, defines a roadmap to a better performing WAN with various WAN optimization techniques. In this lesson, Burke explains the importance of beginning this journey with identifying the problem and collaborating with other business lines to determine the best approach to WAN optimization. He also advises companies to examine how WAN optimization will blend with all aspects of IT, including data center network and security.
Once problems have been identified, Burke recommends the right solution for each problem. Understand which WAN optimization techniques will benefit your network most, and learn which deployment options will match your corporate culture best.