Cisco Turns Routers Into Linux Application Servers

“Networking gear and server equipment are two distinct types of
hardware, right? Not anymore.

“Networking goliath Cisco is now opening its Integrated Services
Router (ISR) and Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
platforms to become Linux-based application server platforms. The
move could have wide-ranging implications, as Cisco’s gear has
millions of deployments that now can be leveraged to serve
applications directly…”

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