Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Definition - What does Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) mean?
Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) is a Cisco System propriety technology for optimizing and improving the efficiency of an application over wide area network (WAN). WAAS combines several Cisco hardware and software technologies within a single appliance to improve the performance of an application operated on a TCP-based WAN.
Techopedia explains Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
The hardware component of WAAS provides enhanced scalability for data centers and branches, whereas the software component enables the acceleration of application services such as email, SaaS, video, etc.
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