The Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers is a next-generation load-balancing and application-delivery solution. A member of the Cisco family of Data Center 3.0 solutions, the module:
It achieves these goals through intelligent load-balancing and content-switching technologies integrated with acceleration and security capabilities. A virtualized architecture and role-based administration help you provision and deliver multiple applications from a single module to increase data center scalability.
To increase application availability, the module uses best-in-class application-switching algorithms and highly available system software and hardware. You can manage up to16 Gbps of application traffic in a single module, and up to 64 Gbps with four modules, in a single Catalyst 6500 Series Switch chassis.
Flexible application traffic management, and offloading of CPU-intensive tasks such as SSL encryption and decryption processing and TCP session management, improve server efficiency. For long-term investment protection and scalability, you can upgrade your software license to add modules.
Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Overview
See how the Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module helps ensure application performance, scalability, speed, and security.
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