Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) software on Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) provides router-integrated, on-demand WAN optimization and application acceleration for branch offices. Cisco WAAS has been designed since inception to provide the highest degree of integration with Cisco routing solutions. Cisco WAAS offers the option to integrate physically with first- and second-generation Cisco ISRs. The Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) Modules on the ISR G2 platform, which decouple software services from the underlying hardware, can deliver WAN optimization as an on-demand service as required for business objectives and IT budget. This approach allows organizations to make better use of existing investments while offering business agility.
Cisco WAAS is a comprehensive WAN optimization and application acceleration solution that is a crucial component of Cisco borderless networks and data center and virtualization architectures. It accelerates applications and data over the WAN