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Today, WAAS 4.2 is a key component of our Data Center 3.0 launch. In this video Dave Frampton, VP/GM of the Application Delivery Business Unit, talks about this product release and the significance for our customers as they deal with changes in how applications are delivered with the emergence of Cloud Computing and Software as a Service.

Today’s IT organizations face the emergence of both software as a service and cloud computing, which allow for greater IT flexibility and leverage but make the WAN more distributed than ever – an impediment to ensuring end user productivity and application performance. In addition, the distribution of organizations continues to accelerate with a proliferation of solutions that enable more mobile and home-based workers, and ever present remains the focus on IT efficiency coupled with a growing requirement for IT agility.

As WAN and Application optimization vendors emerge and evolve to solve these dilemmas, Cisco WAAS increasingly stands out through its differentiated Systems approach to enable cloud offerings, and tight integration with the network and the data center. Cisco WAAS 4.2 delivers three key innovations to the Cisco Data Center 3.0 architecture.  It delivers service agility in the form on on-demand WAN optimization, higher IT efficiency in the form of deployment and management innovations, and enables the next tier of IT cost reduction and consolidation for remote sites of distributed organizations.

Increasing Cisco’s investment in WAAS is intended to enable our customers to migrate to new applications and DC architectures while maintaining performance and reducing costs. If you are at Cisco Live! vist the Cisco booth where the Cisco WAAS team can answer your questions about the WAAS 4.2 release and how it can help you deliver on your IT initiatives or go to the Cisco WAAS site.

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