Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 25th September 2012 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them:
Requiem for the ACE « The Data Center Overlords – Tony Bourke goes deep on the history of the Cisco ACE Load Balancer and consider what is happening to the product and why.
However, there was a statement Cisco sent to CRN confirming the rumor, and my conversations with people inside Cisco have confirmed that yes, the ACE is dead. Or at least, that’s the understanding of Cisco employees in several areas. The word I’m getting will be bug-fixed and security-fixed, but further development will halt. The ACE may not officially be EOL/EOS, but for all intents and purposes, and until I hear otherwise, it’s a dead-end product.
Very good post. Note that Tony has been teaching and focussing on load balancers for 10 years or so.
These assumptions also underlie the oft-cited intention of “waiting for the $1 cables/adapters”. But, recall that Apple specifically said that Lightning is an all-digital, adaptive interface. USB3 is not adaptive, although it can be called digital in that it has two digital signal paths implemented as differential pairs. If you abandon assumptions 1 and 2, assumption 3 becomes just silly. Remember, the SlimPort designers put a few simple digital signals on the connector and converted them – just a cm or so away – into another standards’ differential wire pairs by putting a chip inside the plug.
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Gary Kinghorn from Cisco wraps up the latest announcements from the team that does the Nexus 1000 platform and some Borderless Network products including vSG, ASA v9.0, Cloud Router and more. Good launching point to catch up with the flurry of announcements.