September 17, 2012 2 Comments
Oh don’t be like that ACE, you had to know it was coming
Looks like the rumor was true, and it’s not just the ACE30 Service Module: Cisco will stop developing the ACE load balancers. The article quotes a statement from Cisco that includes this:
…Cisco has decided it will not develop further generations of its ACE load-balancing products.
I wonder if that means they won’t even bother to release the vACE or the Nexus 7000 Service Module (both of which have been mentioned in Cisco Live! presentations I believe).
Not sure what this means for the CCIE Data Center either. I think it would be relatively easy to strip the ACE out. It doesn’t appear to be a key component, just sort of tacked on anyway. I used to joke that the CCIE Data Center exam would be more relevant if it included F5’s LTM. We’ll see.