Does Cisco Meraki offer WAN acceleration and optimization?
Cisco Meraki can leverage IaaS, SaaS or data center resources to ensure optimum performance of business critical applications. This is achieved through the use of advanced analysis tools that utilise smart 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. No improvements were made to the feature and was instead phased out in favour of VPN traffic optimisation as part of their IWAN offering.
Cisco Meraki’s solution enables WAN acceleration and VPN traffic optimization through load balancing, active-active autoVPN, 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. This includes: Warm spare failover, through the use of Virtual Routing Redundancy Protocols (VRRP), high data center availability, allowing for hub and spoke or mesh topologies. Failover is also supported by dual uplink support and 3G/4G cellular connectivity.