Cisco Bolsters Content Delivery
Cisco rolls out updated Application and Content Networking System software.Cisco Systems Inc. continued to beat its Enterprise Content Delivery Network drum with the rollout of a new release of its Cisco Application and Content Networking System software and new ECDN appliances. With greater focus on boosting the performance of enterprise applications modified for Web-based access from remote offices, enhancements in ACDN System 5.0 emphasize greater scalability and flexibility as well as tighter security and simplified management. "Any size enterprise looking to manage the prepositioning of content can do that and manage up to 2,000 edge devices from the browser-based Content Distribution Manager," said Julie OBrien, technology marketing manager for content delivery products at Cisco in San Jose, Calif.
The new release also works with the new integrated content delivery modules for the Cisco 2600, 3600 and 3700 series routers, and it supports direct-attached storage arrays and SAN interfaces. It can also work with MPEG 4 video on demand and HTTP streaming of MPEG 1 and MPEG 2.