5 Businesses Cisco's Put Out To Pasture


Load Balancing

The facts are the facts: Cisco's market share in the hotting-up application delivery networking (ADN) segment has faded considerably in the last four years, and solution providers and customers have flocked to segment dynamo F5 Networks and other, more nimble ADN and load-balancing vendors. So it was no big surprise when Cisco confirmed that it would de-emphasize its Application Control Engine (ACE), telling CRN it will "not develop further generations of its ACE load-balancing products."