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Virtualization Changes Everything: Enter the vWOC

Published By: Silver-Peak
Published:  Mar 21, 2012
Length:  7 pages

Noted author Jim Metzler reports on one of the major impacts of virtualization: the emergence of vWOCs , or virtual WAN Optimization Controllers. In the majority of data centers, VMs already exist that can be used to host a vWOC. In a branch office, a virtualized server - or even a router with server blades - could host a vWOC as well as other virtual appliances forming what is sometimes referred to as a Branch Office Box (BOB). Virtual appliances can therefore support branch office server consolidation strategies by enabling a single device to perform multiple functions typically performed by multiple physical devices.

Tagsvirtualization, technology, data center, data management, wan, wan optimization, vwoc, router, bandwith, bandwidth management, network performance management, wide area networks, data center design and management