Customers and major software providers are evolving their enterprise software architectures from a client-server paradigm to a service-oriented architecture. In addition, customers are deploying a variety of Web 2.0 capabilities that are collectively transforming the World Wide Web from a collection of relatively static web sites to a services rich computing platform. XML- and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)-based web services are becoming the de facto communications and information exchange standard for this new model of applications. Reactivity’s industry leading XML gateways enable customers to efficiently deploy, secure, and accelerate XML and web services.
The acquisition demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to the expanding Application Networking Services (ANS) Advanced Technology segment, which is an important part of Cisco’s Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) strategy and vision. Cisco ANS provides customers with shared application-aware services to improve the availability, performance, and security of applications delivered from the network platform. Reactivity complements and extends the capability of Cisco’s ANS portfolio for these emerging application architectures.