CloudGenix CEO Blasts Cisco And Riverbed's SD-WAN Solution; Says WAN Optimization Market Is 'Dead'


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What exactly led to the demise of WAN optimization?

The rise of Software as a Service … Microsoft aggressively moving everyone to the cloud, while the performance and optimization techniques have nothing to do with traditional WAN optimization and the fact that a lot of network level optimizations are commodity and your de-duplication doesn't work on encrypted traffic, which is now the bulk of the traffic.  WAN optimization is dead and dying.

That's the reason why Riverbed, which was public then taken private, became private because the challenges of trying to grow revenue in a shrinking market.




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