Sunday, June 19, 2005

Cisco Readies XML Devices, Software AON (Application-Oriented Networking)

CISCO is coming out with new XML Router, the reason this excites me is due to this factor.,1759,1826721,00.asp
"Cisco is using Tarari's programmable chip to perform low-level tasks such as checking XML signatures and verifying XML schemas. But Cisco's AON developers have also created a substantial amount of technology, including agents that work with the chip and handle tasks such as XML message transformation, which makes it possible to exchange XML messages between two systems that use different XML schemas."

This will mean we can have a router behind our firewall which will inspect every xml stream coming it and validate it against corporate schema repository. If not valid will discard it, otherwise route it appropriately. This implies we will have schema's for our web services, most of us who use contract first approach will nod our heads and say yeah (we are prepared for this world). Others I will leave to search Google and find out what I mean.

In addition by verifying XML signature on the chip and doing XSLT transformation we have taken the processor intensive task out of software and relegated it to the hardware making the messaging sub-system that much more faster.

In the past week or so I have been playing around and reading up on the CISCO call manager which allows one to send XML messages to the CISCO IP telephone, now with AON possibilities are limitless and I am exited :-)

Ohh well I am a nerd..................

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