Welcome to the Cisco Networking Professionals Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to get information on WAAS design best practices in the data center and branch offices with Cisco expert Zach Seils. Zach Seils is a technical leader in the Application Delivery group at Cisco, focused on the architecture and network integration of Cisco's next-generation WAN optimization and application acceleration platforms. He frequently engages with partners and Cisco engineers on the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of Cisco Wide Area Application Services (Cisco WAAS). He also collaborates with other Cisco groups on product enhancements, testing, and application services architectures. Previously Zach was in the Cisco Advanced Services Data Center Networking Practice, where he served as a a technical leader in application networking services for Cisco's largest customers. He is coauthor of Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services (Cisco Press). Prior to joining Cisco, Zach spent six years in senior technical roles at a managed service provider. He holds CCIE certification #7861.
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