A privately-held maker of application acceleration appliances is offering a replacement program for Cisco's discontinued ACE XML Gateway. Vordel, which is based in the DC beltway, is offering Cisco customers discounts until December 23 if they migrate to its XML Gateway, which the company claims provides features not found in the Cisco ACE XML Gateway, like Web service usage reporting.
Cisco ACE XML Gateway is designed to boost the performance of Web services applications based on XML and SOAP. Cisco issued an end-of-life bulletin on the product back in August.
The last sale date for the Cisco gateway is Jan. 30, 2011. The last shipment date is Apr. 30, 2011, and software maintenance releases will end on Jan. 30, 2012. Software support will end Jan. 31, 2014, and hardware support will end on Jan. 31, 2016. There is no product replacement from Cisco for the ACE XML Gateway, according to the EoL bulletin.
The Web service usage reporting capability of the Vordel gateway allow users to see who is using SOA services, how often they use them and what service levels they are experiencing.
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