No, non è che i router spariscano, ma dato che ormai sono un mercato maturo perche non farne una piattaforma di sviluppo di applicazioni?
Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO - message board) is widening the scope of its Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) by opening the software to developers, creating the possibility of new branch-office applications that tap the network. The Application Extension Platform (AXP), announced today, delivers on Cisco's previous hints about opening up its software. More important, it continues Cisco's push to make routers the origination point for services, increasing the importance of networking to an enterprise's business. (See Cisco Pumps Branch Offices.) [From Light Reading - IP & Convergence - Cisco Opens the ISR - Telecom News Analysis]