Cisco Drives Industry Standards
The Cisco builds the network as the platform, so that applications run with the network as well as on the network. Cisco continues to open the network, helping customers and partners more effectively develop applications that transform business and support the next generation of collaboration.
Network services enable applications development and optimization, and Cisco opens the network platform to allow partners to integrate more closely with the services layer through:
- The Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP), which enhances the capabilities of the Cisco Integrated Service Router (ISR) by offering a tighter integration among the branch network, IT, and application infrastructure.
- The Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine, which centralizes delivery of mobility services across wired and wireless networks. The platform provides a common framework into which application development partners can source network intelligence through an open API based on SOAP/XML, to more effectively develop mobility applications.
The power of the network continues to drive incremental productivity and collaboration benefits. The Cisco approach to opening the network platform increases possibilities for third-party integration and innovations.