Cisco's new AON business unit has tech companies of all stripes on alert. That's not surprising given that Cisco is proposing that tasks usually handled by middleware or XML acceleration appliances be done in Cisco's own routers.
As Loosely Coupled blogger Phil Wainewright points out, the full significance of Cisco's AON launch is still being digested.
"Despite the lack of buzz and advance fanfare surrounding AON's debut, a swathe of vendors and their customers in the SOA (service-oriented architecture) market will be watching very, very closely," Wainewright writes.
On Tuesday at its Networkers … Read more