A new report launching today, the 2013 WAN Management Spectrum, from
The study finds that traditional approaches to static WAN Optimization are being replaced by enterprises due to their inability to cope with the demands of increasingly complex application environments. Respondents cited a failure to scale to promised levels (56%), to provide adequate visibility into the performance of key applications (49%) and inability to cope with rollouts of new applications (45%) as key drivers for replacing first generation WAN Optimization solutions.
According to the study, increases in adoption of WAN Optimization will be driven by the need to support new IT initiatives such as cloud-SaaS applications, big data, virtualization, real-time applications and increased volumes of mobile computing. This adoption is being supported by a transition to lower cost, service based deployment models. The research shows enterprises are moving to either a virtual appliance (25% currently using the method and 42% planning to) or cloud services (8% currently using the method and 37% planning to) and away from physical hardware deployments.
Simic added: Â€śMoving beyond WAN Optimization to achieve dynamic application performance guarantee is a critical step for IT departments seeking to transition from a technical cost centre to the role of advisers that can work with business stakeholders to ensure their users are as productive as possible.Â€
The report from
TRAC's 2013 WAN Management Spectrum Report includes insights from 402 end-user organizations. These enterprises span across a number of different industry sectors, sizes and geographic locations, making use of many different types of applications and IT infrastructures.
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