In June 2014, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact(TM) (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the IBM PureApplication System. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the IBM PureApplication System on their organizations.
Branch networking is changing as applications move to the cloud and the Internet edge moves to the branch. In addition, mobility is putting more pressure on the network with bring your own device adoption and the proliferation of bandwidth-intensive video applications. In response, IT must meet expanding bandwidth requirements, increasing user expectations for high network availability and quality of experience, and strengthen its network visibility and control capabilities. Despite these challenges, WAN budgets are flat for the majority of companies.
The Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution combines secure connectivity, performance-based routing technology and dual transport links at the branch to improve the availability, quality, and security of the WAN while reducing its cost. IWAN employs the Cisco ISR-AX integrated services router and dual transport links that allow IT to augment premium-priced WAN services without sacrificing network requirements. IWAN features transport independence, secure connectivity, intelligent path control, and application optimization.