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WAN Acceleration

WAN acceleration (also known as WAN optimisation) is a term used to describe a selection of techniques that are designed to maximise the speed of applications and content delivery over a network. Some of the techniques that are employed to accelerate delivery over a WAN are data compression, caching, latency reduction, traffic shaping, forward error correction, and data deduplication.
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