WAN optimization becomes huge market

The WAN optimization market is rapidly growing, to the benefits of the channel.

Local and wireless networking products have gotten most of the attention in the market recently, but wide area

networks and, more precisely, WAN optimization have become an enormous market.

Infonetics Research estimates that the WAN optimization appliance market alone grew 49% in 2005, increasing the number of units shipped by 39%. The report predicts double-digit growth through 2009.

The field has also gotten crowded with new products. But that can be a good thing, because the WAN requirements of customers vary so widely that the VARs and resellers working with them have to support several major options.

Customers are willing to pay for fast WANs, though; and many of the new products are easy enough that VARs providing them have little to do but plug them in and let them know where the rest of the network can be found.

To read the original version of this story, visit SearchNetworking.com.

Dig deeper on Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

MicroscopeUK

SearchCloudProvider

SearchSecurity

SearchStorage

SearchNetworking

SearchCloudComputing

SearchConsumerization

SearchDataManagement

SearchBusinessAnalytics

Close