Have You Outgrown Your WAN?
As applications become more centralized and users more distributed, Wide Area Network (WAN) performance limitations such as limited bandwidth, longer latency, and packet loss are becoming more apparent. Our Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Proof of Concept (POC) service provides a simple and efficient way to design the perfect Cisco WAAS solution. We tailor this technology to fit your specific needs, ensuring that your organization has flexible, powerful networking options.
Cisco WAAS Proof of Concept Services Are Customized to Fit Your Needs
Our Cisco WAAS POC service includes the development of a detailed design document that outlines the equipment sizing, scope of services, and specific implementation tasks for your environment. The solution is highly customizable, making your transition to a WAAS environment as streamlined as possible. We review the design with your project team, conduct a test implementation, and generate WAAS reports to ensure that the project meets your requirements and conforms to industry best practices. After the completion of the project, you can choose to try and buy the equipment or have the solution removed.
Know Where Your Network Stands
Our team of technical experts listens to your needs to make sure the correct hardware is selected, properly configured, racked/installed, and powered. Your proof of concept is an accurate representation of how much your network can benefit from a Cisco WAAS installation.
Testing Your Cisco WAAS POC Solution
The test plan developed during the design phase ensures all of the features of your WAAS installation are in working order. Our engineers execute the test plan and verify that:
- WAN throughput has increased as expected
- WAN traffic flows successfully between all relevant sites and through all Wide Area Application Engines (WAEs)
Try Before You Buy
Once implementation and testing have been completed, our experts perform a validation of the POC results and assist with the removal of the solution. If you would like to keep the solution, we conduct a features and functions knowledge transfer with the your IT administrators to ensure that your team has the skills and information to comfortably manage your new WAAS solution. Training typically covers:
- System access
- All major features of the WAAS solution
- Report generation
- Basic modifications
- Basic troubleshooting steps