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Cisco XML Acquisition Fills In Missing SOA Piece

Cisco is making a play to improve its SOA (service-oriented architecture) position with acquisition of XML equipment vendor Reactivity.

Cisco's Reactivity acquisition is a logical extension of the company's SONA architecture. There's a move towards delivering appliances that provide out of the box application-integration services. Reactivity delivers such an appliance, but it's hardly the only one. IBM-DataPower and Cast Iron Systems offer similar solutions and Alcatel-Lucent demonstrated such an appliance at its user conference in Paris last week. The device is expected to ship by midyear. Network Computing will take an in-depth look at these appliances this summer.
David Greenfield
NWC Editor

The company disclosed plans to purchase privately held Reactivity, a maker of gateway appliances businesses use to secure and manage XML-based services.

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