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NetFlash: Move afoot to speed XML traffic

Jun 23, 20032 mins

In XML, the “X” is for Extensible – and it’s that extensibility that can make XML a real performance hog. Yep, the cloud to Web services’ silver lining is that one of its key protocols can sap the life out of your network. Luckily, there is an answer: a new type of device that handles all the XML parsing for you. This area, it turns out, is becoming one of the hottest in networking, as start-ups snag lots of investment dollars to try to solve the problem.

Move afoot to speed XML traffic

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