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Cisco Launches Products

BARCELONA, Spain -- Cisco today announced new products and services that extend its Application Network Services (ANS) portfolio to enable end-to-end application delivery networks. The company also announced that it has validated enterprise software application performance over these networks with the support of industry-leading software vendors, including Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. The new offerings make the network a highly efficient platform for application delivery -- accelerating and securing business-critical applications while dramatically improving end-user application experience and productivity. Application delivery networks mark the next milestone in Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 initiative (http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2007/prod_072407b.html), which extends the benefits of the data center to the connected enterprise.

Announcements today include:

  • A new Cisco Data Center Assurance Program for Applications (DCAP for Applications) that tests and validates industry-leading enterprise software applications over Cisco application delivery network infrastructure. For commentary on Cisco’s application delivery network strategy from executives at Microsoft, Oracle and SAP: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/ekits/exec_commentary.pdf
  • New ANS products and services, including the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) 4710 Appliance, Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Mobile, Cisco ACE XML Gateway Release 5.2, and Cisco Advanced Services for application delivery.

“The intelligent network continues to grow as the platform for application delivery,” said George Kurian, vice president and general manager for Cisco’s Application Delivery Business Unit. “Cisco’s application delivery networks will drive significant productivity gains, and transform the role of the network in enabling applications to deliver bottom-line returns for customers.”

Cisco Systems Inc.