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.
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Tags: cloud, Express, Integrated Service Router, IOS, ISR, Nexus 1000, SRE, UCS, UNS, virtual, virtualization, waas, WAN Optimization
Published this week: this new whitepaper discusses the joint solution built on Cisco UCS, Citrix XenDesktop, and Atlantis ILIO - designed to deliver stateless VDI desktops with a shared master disk implementation, providing storage IOPS offload, reduced up-front CAPEX, and increased desktop/application performance. The Atlantis ILIO solution has been tested for interoperability and scalability with the Cisco UCS and Citrix XenDesktop Validated Design (CVD), to deliver faster desktop boot times, logon, antivirus scanning and overall desktop performance. The whitepaper is available for download here
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Tags: atlantis, citrix, ilio, iops, Storage, UCS, vdi, vxi, xendesktop
Today Cisco announced the Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI). I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss this new system, and offer some thoughts on what it means, relative to desktop virtualization.
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Tags: citrix, Cius, desktop virtualization, EMC, netapp, thin client, UCS, vdi, VMware, vxc, vxi, wyse, zero client
Hardev Singh and the new Sup6E
Welcome to the technology grab-bag…we have a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone I think -- bottom line -- the hits keep coming! Tons of huge stuff from our Borderless Team that we have the privilege of breaking down for you…but you gotta watch the show. In a nutshell: Catalyst 4500, New SUPS, Old SUPS with new Skills….plus the 800 series ISRs, Fire and Forget security now available on your iPhone with AnyConnect, AND UCS Express….(Cisco data center mojo now available in snack size…)
So how do we cover so much in a single show?
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Tags: 4500, anyconnect, borderless network, Borderless Networks, catalyst, iphone, ISR, JimmyRay_Purser, Sup7, TechWiseTV, UCS, UCS Express
I’ve been watching with some interest how reporting on UCS Express has played out in the wake of our latest Borderless Networks initiative. The original Integrated Services Router launch was the first I participated in when I joined Cisco back in 2004, so it’s fun to have things come full circle.
Because I think history is a great way to get a perspective on the present, here’s a quick look at how we introduced the ISR in 2004:
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Tags: branch office, data center, integrated services router, ISR, UCS, UCS Express, unified computing, unified computing system