Cisco WAAS

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Jul 3rd, 2008

How the WAN acceleration is done by the WAAS?.. I meant what is the technlogy used for doing this.

I have this problem too.
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dstolt Thu, 07/03/2008 - 08:58

Without writing a book, WAAS uses TCP optimization and compression for all TCP traffic that is redirected to it. Also, on top of the basic TCP optimizations, there are also Layer 7 Application Optimization(AO). Currently in 4.0 there is a CIFS AO, but in future releases (4.1.x), there will be more AOs for things like HTTP, NFS, RTSP, etc.

Check out the following for a little more detail...

Hope that helps,


pmccubbin Thu, 07/03/2008 - 12:06

Hi Dan,

You might have mentioned the book which recently Zach wrote. ;-)

Here it is:

Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services (Networking Technology) (Hardcover)

by Zach Seils (Author), Joel Christner (Author).

Parthiban, I own it and recommend it to everyone who is tasked with deploying Cisco WAAS.

Hope this helps.



dstolt Tue, 07/08/2008 - 05:01


It's the best resource you can read on the subject from the formost expert on WAAS....anywhere.



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