We have 2 sites that have 15ms latency between them over a DS3. Every day my customer is moving several 2GB compressed files between the sites using a straight CIFS file copy. Moving a single file takes about 20 minutes currently. I'm assuming I'd buy WAE-674 appliances at each site plus a CM.
Given 15ms latency and previously compressed files, will WAAS really help that much? The source files and the compression used I think result in very little duplicative chunks of data.
Can anyone give me a recommendation for how much faster the file tranfers might be?
I'm trying to give my customer some feel for the benefit of spending money on WAAS.