Enterprises may be tuning into how hosted WAN optimization can boost their network performance, but Verizon thinks that they should be able to see how the service could benefit their particular business needs before signing a contract.
Included in Verizon's tailored Managed WAN Optimization Services offering is Riverbed Technology's WAN optimization solution and a suite of professional consulting services. Riverbed's WAN optimization products can help enterprise customers identify IT performance bottlenecks, including poor application performance, slow backups and identifying slow bandwidth at branch office sites. For multi-site businesses that are leveraging a consolidated or cloud-based IT delivery model, the Riverbed Steelhead appliances can speed up applications that are carried between data centers and remote offices.
Given the complex nature of an individual business' IT infrastructure, Verizon's professional consulting capabilities for its Managed WAN Optimization Services can assess a customer's business requirements and network architecture. As a global offering, Verizon will make the professional consulting capabilities initially available for U.S.-based enterprises and then international customers later this year. During the customer evaluation process, or WAN Optimization Proof of Concept, Verizon Business will not only set up the WAN optimization implementation and testing, but also provide recommendations on what would be best for that particular customer's network.
"Application performance is one of the most critical issues facing businesses today," said Anthony Recine, vice president for network and communications solutions for Verizon Business in a release. "These new capabilities can enhance how companies use their wide area networks by accelerating how large files and popular applications like SAP and ERP are delivered in identical fashion across business locations without the need for additional network resources."
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