I really thought that the Cisco EOL CSS and replaced it with ACE.
It seems that CSS is still very much alive and being sold. How would you compare CSS to ACE? Features, Design, Cost, Licensing ..etc
When I compare these two - few things that jump out are:
CSS1500s - up to 40GB throughput
4710 ACE - up to 4GB throughput
Module ACE - up to 64GB throughput
So right away - if I needed appliance that could handle 20GB throughput I would need to go with CSS.
ACE - context supported
CSS - not supported (didn't find it being supported)
So again - if I need an environment with multiple virtual contexts, I would need to go with ACE.
CSS, CSM, ACE .. too many choices!