ADEC deploys Cisco WAAS in 270 public schools in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has deployed Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) in its 270 public schools throughout Abu Dhabi.

Cisco WAAS will help ADEC build and grow their expanded network with a set of cost-effective WAN optimization solutions that accelerate applications over the WAN, provide local hosting of branch-office IT services, optimize end-user experiences, and reduce bandwidth and latency problems.

The council, which develops and implements educational policies and programs to improve education in the United Arab Emirates, installed a Cisco WAAS solution to deliver optimal experience for administrators and teachers as they access HR and ERP business applications from anywhere on the WAN, streamlining processes and enhancing productivity.


Cisco WAAS provides an elastic scale as you grow enterprise-wide deployment model with Cisco AppNav and scalability for highly secure acceleration of email, file, web, software-as-a-service (SaaS), video, and VDI applications. It is jointly tested, validated, supported, and verified as a Citrix Ready solution.

Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, director general, Abu Dhabi Education Council, said: “Our relationship with Cisco is a significant one because as the Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, we will implement innovative technology solutions to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to help achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.”

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