The world of virtualization is moving forward and down into the network portion of the data centre. Several of Cisco’s network products are getting virtual versions of their network products. The Cisco WAAS, which is their WAN optimizer, and the Cisco ACS, which is an authentication server, are two such products. As much as Cisco or other proponents would like to believe hardware based devices are the fastest, easiest and most stable way to deploy many of the services that Cisco offers you can’t admit that in this day virtualization is the way things are going. People want to reduce their hardware and rack space with good reason. Hopefully Cisco sees that and continues to bring more of their products to market in virtual forms.
Until next time,