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Cloud Ready WAN Optimization Solution with the New Cisco WAAS 4.3.1

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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Virtual Mining Leads To Virtual Fabrication

I recently read a fascinating story about a Minecraft enthusiast who is pushing the limits of the game world.   By gathering elements that hold special properties in the game, known as Redstone, and then pulverizing it into Redstone Dust, players are able to then create wires and simple circuits.   Some players have taken to these circuits, and have begun creating larger and larger boards.   Then, some have gone further still.

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Beyond the Virtualized Data Center

New Data Center Show Airing TODAY! (10-14-10 at 10 AM PST)

Its interesting to now be talking about moving ‘beyond’ with regards to virtualization.  Its been such a hot topic with such a wealth of new technology-new problems that reveal themselves only to be addressed in creative ways.

Welcome to the shownotes for our latest Data Center focused show…this one is a deep dive around multiple new technology announcements.  If for some reason you are just now reading this and have not watched the show…I encourage to you to check it out right away…these notes make much more sense in the context of of our video…Heres the teaser to get you started…

So what are the most intriguing items covered in this one?

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Virtual Velocity Broadcast Recap: 3 Tips on Improving Lead Generation

Think your website or marketing campaign has it all: Sparkling copy, dazzling design, and enough oomph to convert just about every visitor into a confirmed, solid sales lead? Well, think again.

During Tuesday morning’s Virtual Velocity IPTV broadcast, Luanne Tierney (VP of WW Partner Marketing) hosted Dr. Flint McGlaughlin who is Director of MECLABS and Director of Enterprise Research at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. McGlaughlin provided a host of tips on how you can drive better ROI from marketing campaigns based on his company MECLABS’ extensive research. MECLABS conducts more than 200 digital marketing experiments every year, which are focused on helping companies optimize sales and marketing performance.

During his presentation, he used real-world examples from current Internet campaigns as well as campaigns provided by Josh Krasnegor of FusionStorm, a Cisco partner.

(If you didn’t get a chance to watch the live broadcast, we’ll be posting a full replay for partners soon. “Like” the Cisco Channels Facebook page or follow us @Cisco_Channels on Twitter to get a replay link when it’s available.)

I got a chance to talk with Dr. McGlaughlin after the broadcast about what he identifies as the three principles to drive effective essential tips for lead generation. He also talked about where to place information on your webpage for maximum effect.

So what are those three principles you need to use to guide the presentation of information on your website to maximize leads? Here’s a summary:

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