Who won? Romney? Obama? Cisco?

We can argue over the winner of the first presidential debate, but Cisco gets to claim they powered it.

 They can also take credit for “connecting the US National Conventions”.

Catching up on more relevant news, Cisco is leaving their load-balancer product, ACE (Application Control Engine). My primary exposure to load-balancers – now referred to as ADCs (application delivery controllers) – has been the ACE and its predecessor CSS. There are tons of other product out there which I guess Cisco felt they couldn’t compete with, or at least compete dominantly. Apparently Cisco’s own sales staff do not even recommend it for UCS installations.

Network World reports further development on the 6500 line.

The Nexus 3548 debuted … a $45K 1ru 10G Ethernet switch with 48 SFP+ ports supporting speeds up to 10G that is designed for financial trading boost. And it has Algo Boost. :-)

Cisco announced acquisition of vCider a developer of SDN technology, which they hope to integrate into ONE.