Does Cisco Meraki offer WAN acceleration and optimization?
Cisco Meraki can leverage IaaS, SaaS or data centre resources to ensure the optimum performance of business-critical applications. This is achieved through advanced analysis tools that utilize intelligent path selection and machine learning to provide end-to-end visibility into the network.
WAN optimization features were retired from the MX range of appliances at the end of 2015 after failing to meet quality standards. Cisco Meraki made no further improvements to the feature, and it was phased out in favour of VPN traffic optimization as part of their IWAN offering.
Cisco Meraki’s solution enables WAN acceleration and VPN traffic optimization through load balancing, active-active auto VPN, flow preferences and traffic shaping rules to improve the network performance.
Cisco Meraki’s SD WAN offering utilizes Automated-VPN IPsec tunnels between sites. The MX range of appliances supports multiple layers of redundancy. Redundancy features include warm spare failover through Virtual Routing Redundancy Protocols (VRRP), high data centre availability, and hub and spoke or mesh topologies. Failover is also supported by dual uplink support and 3G/4G cellular connectivity.