Cisco Intelligent Wide Area Network (IWAN) customers are achieving remarkable savings in WAN costs, and typically achieving ROI within 6-12 months. IWAN is helping them simplify WAN design, improve network responsiveness, and accelerate deployment of new network services. Now, there's an authoritative single-source guide to Cisco IWAN: all you need to understand, design, and deploy it with maximum value and minimum network cost. A team of leading Cisco experts cover all of IWAN's key technologies and components, including:
- Dynamic Multipoint VPN (VPN)
- Routing on overlay networks
- Performance Routing (PfR)
- Application Visibility and Control (AVC)
- Cisco Wide Area Application Service
- Akamai Connect
- Cisco Cloud Web Service (CWS)
- Native router security, and more
The authors explain how IWAN goes beyond traditional WAN solutions to drive dramatic business improvements, and how it combines transport-independent design with intelligent path control, application optimization, and secure connectivity. They address issues ranging from visibility and provisioning to troubleshooting and optimization. They also offer extensive practical guidance on deploying IWAN into existing networks, and migrating towards an IWAN solution.
Brad Edgeworth (CCIE No.31574 R/S and SP) is a Cisco Systems Engineer and Technical Leader, and author of IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR. He is a Distinguished Speaker at Cisco Live, where he presents on IOS XR. He previously worked as a network architect and consultant for various FortuneR 500 companies. Also a Cisco Design Professional and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), he has 18 years of IT experience, specializing in routing for Enterprise and Service Provider environments.
David Prall (CCIE No. 6508 R/S, SP, and Security) is a Communications Architect on Cisco's Enterprise Networks Technical Strategy Team. At Cisco for over 14 years, he previously held Consulting Systems Engineer and Systems Engineer positions within the US Federal Area supporting civilian agencies. His primary focus is complex routing and switching, including the design, deployment, and troubleshooting of large networks using IOS, IOS-XE, and IOS-XR. His areas of focus include IPv6, Multicast, MPLS, Fast Convergence, and Quality of Service.
Jean-Marc Barozet has 25+ years of networking experience in both enterprise and service provider environments. At Cisco for over 17 years, he is currently Technical Leader on its Product Management team, supporting the introduction and adoption of new Cisco Intelligent WAN technologies. As Consulting Engineer with the Cisco sales organization for 13 years, he worked closely with Cisco's largest customers on routing and switching. He then joined the Software Engineering group that designs systems, features, and protocols in Cisco Network Operating Systems.
Mike Korenbaum (CCIE No. 40175 DC) is a Technical Marketing Engineer in Cisco's Enterprise Routing Group. Through eight years at Cisco, he has focused on WAN optimization, caching, and data center technologies. He has extensive experience in designing, sizing, troubleshooting, and optimizing large-scale enterprise networks. He has supported the introduction and customer adoption of new Cisco and Akamai technologies for the Intelligent WAN.