On Wide Area Network Optimization

  title={On Wide Area Network Optimization},
  author={Yan Zhang and Nirwan Ansari and Mingquan Wu and Hong Heather Yu},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys \& Tutorials},
  • Yan Zhang, N. Ansari, H. Yu
  • Published 2 February 2012
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
Applications, deployed over a wide area network (WAN) which may connect across metropolitan, regional or national boundaries, suffer performance degradation owing to unavoidable natural characteristics of WANs such as high latency and high packet loss rate. WAN optimization, also known as WAN acceleration, aims to accelerate a broad range of applications and protocols over a WAN. In this paper, we provide a survey on the state of the art of WAN optimization or WAN acceleration techniques, and… 

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