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5 Vendors Exploiting Cisco's ADN Downshift

Cisco's confirmation that it would cease development of its ACE load-balancer products has prompted a scramble by application delivery networking competitors to grab market share. Here are five companies circling Cisco's customers.

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Cisco Hits Stop On ADN

In a move first confirmed by CRN in September, Cisco will cease development of its Application Control Engine (ACE) load-balancer products, effectively leaving behind a major piece of its Layer 4-7 switching/application delivery networking strategy. Naturally, Cisco's biggest competitors in the ADN space are pouncing on the opportunity to gain market share, and while Cisco's isn't exactly market-crushing -- it has a roughly 11 percent share, according to most analysts -- it's hardly inconsequential.

Here's a look at five Cisco ACE competitors looking to exploit an admitted Cisco weakness.

 
 
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