One thing that Cisco doesn’t do well is close down products that are close to the core of the business. If you are going to quit making a product then simply say that. “Go big or go home” is a popular American saying. These partial death notices are bad for my business and I’m losing trust in Cisco’s ability to execute.
Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Cius (Wi-Fi Only) and Cius Accessories. The last day to order the affected product(s) is March 22, 2013.
Cisco announced the End-of-Sale in March and only now do we have the EOL date.
The Cisco ACE product still has still not be confirmed as EoS or EOL except for some general announcement (did I miss an formal announcement ? ). Cisco took several weeks to eventually declare that the Cisco FLIP video product was dead, and the same for many products. Instead of saying it straight out, Cisco seems to leak it and let customer’s down gradually.
So when you see an announcement defending the WAAS as NOT DEAD YET (Cisco WAAS: Setting the Record Straight) , you can count me on the cynical camp. Cisco has never been successful in the application networking space and the trail of failed products is very long. WAF, XML Gateway, GSS
Other posts in the series
- Noted: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Cius (This post)