Storage people are from Mars. Network people are from Venus. Despite interdependencies, each group has its own acronyms, vendors, and metrics - making it difficult to communicate between these two "silos". But the fact is that WAN Optimization is critical to the success of strategic storage initiatives, including replication, remote file access, VDI over distance, and implementation of private and/or public clouds for initiatives such as Storage-as-a-Service. Supported by results from specific case studies, this whitepaper shows how you can finally meet your recovery objectives, provide seamless failover between multiple sites, improve remote application performance, and lower your ongoing bandwidth costs.