Application Acceleration

Perfect for increasing application performance across your WAN

Managed Application Acceleration Service (MAAS) is our WAN optimisation service that accelerates data and applications across your entire network – at the data centre, in the cloud, at branch offices and even for mobile workers.


It uses patented algorithms and technology to reduce the amount of application chatter or network congestion and optimise the traffic traversing your WAN.

You will experience considerable performance and acceleration of your applications across your WAN, by up to 100 times, enabling your business to run more efficiently.


Managed well, MAAS can result in a measurable reduction of your IT and operational costs as well as a significant improvement in your workforce productivity.  We offer a fully managed service with specialist support to ensure your implementation operates at peak performance at all times.

Secure application acceleration

Dramatic performance improvements for key apps including file sharing, email, backup, SSL, document management systems, IT tools, SharePoint, SAP and ERP and CRM solutions.

WAN optimisation

Eliminates redundant data, removing the amount of traffic traversing your WAN by up to 95% and freeing up bandwidth for applications such as VoIP or Citrix so they perform better.

LAN-like performance

Mobile apps will run up to 100 times faster and web apps will increase in speed by up to 60 times.

Supports consolidation

Consolidates file, email and app servers and storage from remote branches and deploys virtual servers, desktops and apps with reduced bandwidth requirements and response times.

Disaster recovery

Reduces the time it takes to perform data backup between your branch offices and the data centre, providing better Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective.

Early alerts

Device monitoring, plus root cause analysis of device failures provides early detection and alerting.

Enhanced data protection

Speedy, resilient and secure backup of your WAN, reducing replication times from hours to minutes.

High visibility reporting

Configure, update and monitor performance through a single online interface and easily understand how apps are performing with data analytics and alert options to detect unusual performance.

Easily scales

Consolidate multiple data centres and roll out new apps and upgrades quickly and efficiently with a service that scales to thousands of branch offices and mobile workers.

Exceptional support

Maintenance on your hardware device, 24/7 proactive monitoring and management, and a range of virtual and onsite support levels to choose from.

Best of breed

Delivered in partnership with market-application acceleration experts Riverbed, and managed via our robust cloud management platform by certified professionals.

Proof of concept service

We will establish how best to configure your traffic flows, establish baselines and tune the MAAS implementation for maximum performance.

A one-off implementation fee and monthly device and service management charges apply. Choose a contract term between 12 and 60 months - early termination fees apply. To take MAAS, you will need to connect to Spark’s Essentials. Spark terms and conditions apply.

Available extras

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Already a Spark customer? Ask your Client Manager about Managed Application Acceleration Service.