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Cisco WAAS Business Unit is excited to announce the general availability of WAAS 4.3.1 release!

The new Cisco WAAS 4.3.1 includes virtual WAAS (vWAAS) integrated with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus 1000V, provides uniform WAAS central management to the WAAS Express devices and improved optimizations for Cloud (SaaS) applications like Microsoft Office 365 (BPOS -- Business Productivity Online Standard Suite).

Cisco vWAAS enables the transition to public and private clouds and is a key proof point in the Cisco Unified Network Services (UNS) pillar, a central part of the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architecture. UNS includes Virtual WAAS (vWAAS), Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) and future services integrated with Nexus 1000V and UCS that differentiates Cisco’s cloud architecture while enabling a gradual transition from physical to virtualized environments.

Cisco WAAS Express extends the WAAS portfolio by offering a cost-effective IOS-based Cisco WAN optimization in the next generation Integrated Service Router -- ISR G2 routers.  WAAS Express, WAAS on SRE (Service Ready Engine) on ISR G2, and WAAS appliances interoperate seamlessly as part of the Cisco Borderless Networks architecture.  Customers and/or Partners can take advantage of Year-End-Sprint offer as part of the router refresh program.

WAAS 4.3.1 has the following new key features & customer benefits:
1.    Cisco Virtual WAAS (vWAAS)

2.    Enhanced optimizations for SaaS and HTTPS applications

3.    Common Cisco WAAS Central Manager for Cisco WAAS Express instances

4.    New & Enhanced performance monitoring charts in WAAS CM

The 4.3.1 software images can be downloaded using this link -- WAAS 4.3.1 Software Image
(or go to the portal and follow the instructions: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/pub/software/portal/select.html?i=!y)

The WAAS 4.3.1 docs are now live on Cisco.com.  Please see WAAS 4.3.1 Release Note

More details are accessible from the main doc page:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6870/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

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