The Cisco ACE30 Module provides best-in-industry scalability and throughput for managing application traffic: up to 16 Gbps in a single module. Additionally, through its unique virtualization capabilities, Cisco ACE enables IT to provision and deliver a broad range of applications from a single Cisco ACE30 Module, bringing increased scalability for application provisioning to the data center.
To increase application availability, the Cisco ACE30 Module uses best-in-class application switching algorithms coupled with highly available system software and hardware. The Cisco ACE30 Module greatly improves server efficiency through highly flexible application traffic management as well as the offloading of CPU-intensive tasks such as SSL encryption and decryption processing and TCP session management.
Cisco ACE is designed to serve as the last line of defense for servers and applications in data centers. The Cisco ACE30 Module performs deep packet inspection and blocks malicious attacks. Highly scalable integrated security enables IT professionals to comprehensively secure high-value applications in the data center and facilitates consolidation in the data center.
HTTP header manipulation
Cisco ACE supports the capability to modify, insert, or delete HTTP headers in both client requests and server responses.
Partial server farm failover
Cisco ACE provides the capability to determine which server farm receives traffic based on the number of available real servers.
Cisco ACE can capture real-time packet information for the network traffic that passes through the Cisco ACE Module, for enhanced troubleshooting.
Source Network Address Translation (NAT) for virtual IP
Source NAT for virtual IP allows you to include a virtual IP address in the NAT pool for dynamic NAT and Port Address Translation (PAT), saving real-world IP addresses on the client-side network.
Source NAT for server farm
Source NAT can back up to a server farm multiple hops away during the failure of a primary server farm, resulting in continuous application availability even during a primary server farm failure.
Flexible network deployment
The Cisco ACE Module uses internal VLAN interfaces. VLANs can be assigned from the supervisor engine to the Cisco ACE. Corresponding VLAN interfaces then can be configured on the Cisco ACE as either routed or bridged. The Cisco ACE Module can be configured in the following modes:
Cisco ACE can be configured to route the traffic when the client-side and server-side VLANs are on different subnets.