If you got the Thanksgiving week copy of Network World, you’d have seen a feature article on the testing they did on the newest Cisco Wide Area Application Services, or WAAS for short. The Clear Choice test looked at the speed and scalability of the industry’s most scalable WAN Optimization appliance – the WAAS 8541.
Below, we provide an overview of the article, list the highlights of some great testing, and show a fun video that goes through the case for WAN optimization.
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Tags: Clear Choice, Context Aware DRE, Data Redundancy Elimination, demo, Network World, Test results, waas, WAN Optimization, Wide Area Application Services
Tomorrow, Wednesday November 16th, we’re having a live webcast, “Getting Rid of Repeats: How Cisco DRE Helps Optimize Performance”, going over the technical details behind the advanced caching technology in Cisco WAAS Context Aware Data Redundancy Elimination (DRE).
Show hosts Noam Syrkin WAAS expert (and recent video datasheet star) and Jimmy Ray Purser of Techwise TV fame give an “under-the-hood” review of this new Context-Aware DRE technology, as well as a look at how this and other technologies within our WAN Optimization solutions are bringing big opportunities to the enterprise network. Read More »
Tags: citrix, virtual desktops, waas, webinar
Dateline Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Citrix Summit and Synergy, October 2011
Last post I said I’d get back to you to give you, at least, my opinion of why Citrix and Cisco are partnering up. As you might have seen from the dateline above, it’s easy to find out when you get to Citrix Summit and Synergy. It has to do with the global and ubiquitous Cisco networks deployed by organizations everywhere. Citrix is doing great with XenApp (last I heard, well over 50,000,000 licenses) and is poised to do even better with XenDesktop.
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Tags: citrix, desktop virtualization, ICA, ISR, NME-WAE, PCOIP, QoS, RDP, SRE, View, Virtual Experience Client, VMware, vxc, vxi, waas, WAN Optimization, XenApp, xendesktop
At Cisco we are believers in the Borderless Networks mantra of any device, anywhere. One of the ways we deliver on this vision is with AnyConnect, our secure mobility client that provides a secure, encrypted connection back to corporate, just the thing for road warriors who might have to use public wifi in coffee shops or airports.
That’s one way to do it.
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Tags: byod, Cisco, citrix, Citrix Synergy, device proliferation, shows, virtualization, waas, XenApp, xendesktop
I started to link to my fellow Cisco Bloggers for their posts on Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) but already there are too many for which to build the links. I’m a WAAS guy so I thought I would draw you attention to the other press release that mentions Cisco WAAS.
The next layer as we peel the old onion is that Cisco WAAS is now optimized for Citrix XenDesktop. More explicitly, the Cisco WAAS engineering team has been collaborating with engineers from Citrix so that Cisco WAAS can understand the Citrix HDX and ICA protocols well enough to be able to optimize the traffic without Citrix administrators having to change any compression or encryption settings. And because it’s a a collaboration born of the strategic agreement between Cisco and Citrix, it will be jointly validated, marked as Citrix Ready prior to general availability, and will be supported by both vendors, with clean hand off mechanisms defined between both companies’ support teams.
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Tags: Cisco, data center, vxi, waas, WAN Optimization