Wan acceleration

Ernest McCaleb emccaleb at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 19:25:13 UTC 2009

I would certainly look at Riverbed.  In my experience they make a product
that is just sensational. I could really go on and on about their product
but I'd come off sounding like an advertisement.

Juniper's WX is a good product also and worth a look.  In my experience
people tend to go with the WAAS because it can be really cheap with the
right bundle.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Bill Lewis <blewis at hottopic.com> wrote:

> Anyone in the group using hardware based wan acceleration and have
> suggestions?
> If so, anyone using it over a static IPSEC Cisco VPN link (or other
> vendor)?
> I've seen a demo of Cisco WAAS and why they think it's best of breed.
> Spoke to F5, theirs is still in beta so they suggested Riverbed. I've
> been told that Riverbed (unlike Cisco) reverse engineers protocols to
> allow for pass-through though, which worries me in case of failure.
> Cisco on the other hand licenses the protocols from the various vendors.
> Other vendors I'm looking at as possibilities are RocketConnect,
> RadWare, BlueCoat, and Juniper.
> My connectivity is a tier 2 Metro E at one site (policed at 90Mbps),
> Tier 1 OC3 at other.
> Reply to post, or off list.
> Cheers,
> Bill Lewis

Ernest McCaleb

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