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WAE and WAVE

lieuyong10
Beginner
Beginner

Hi all, just wonder what is the difference between wide area application engine (WAE) and wide area virtualization engine (WAVE)? I read the data sheet for WAE and WAVE, both stating they provide :

• Improve employee productivity by enhancing the user experience for important business applications delivered over the WAN

• Reduce the cost of branch-office operations by centralizing IT resources in the data center and lowering the cost of WAN bandwidth

• Increase IT agility by reducing the time and resources required to deliver new IT services to the branch office

• Simplify branch-office data protection for regulatory compliance purposes

Really appreciate if anyone can explain to me about it.

Thanks

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Felix Arrieta
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Lieu,

The are some key differences.. for example:

-WAVE 574 and WAE 674 support virtual blades and WAE 512 and WAE 612 don't

-WAE 674 can support 8 inline ports ( using 2 4-port inline cards) and WAE 612 supports only 4ports.

-WAVE 574 and WAE 674 has better hard drive redundancy..etc

if you are working on a project that requires detailed info I suggest to contact your Cisco Account Manager or Cisco Partner  as it is critical to choose the right device depending on your topology, applications, number of users..etc

cheers!

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So you need one device in your network doing the Central Manager role only (or two for redundency) and all the rest doing optimisation only. Because this ends up being lots of boxes, WAAS allows the different sorts of "form factors"

  • appliances,
  • on SRE or Network Modules,
  • WAAS Express ,
  • vWAAS
  • etc. 

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Felix Arrieta
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Lieu,

The are some key differences.. for example:

-WAVE 574 and WAE 674 support virtual blades and WAE 512 and WAE 612 don't

-WAE 674 can support 8 inline ports ( using 2 4-port inline cards) and WAE 612 supports only 4ports.

-WAVE 574 and WAE 674 has better hard drive redundancy..etc

if you are working on a project that requires detailed info I suggest to contact your Cisco Account Manager or Cisco Partner  as it is critical to choose the right device depending on your topology, applications, number of users..etc

cheers!

Hi Felix, thanks a lot for your explanation.

Just to clarify if I was to use WAAS Central Manager to manage and monitor all WAAS nodes in WAN, is it I must install WAAS Central Manager in WAVE or WAE that support virtual blade ?
Or can WAAS Central Manager be installed in other devices besides WAVE and WAE.


Thanks