Cisco ASR 9000 High-end Router Launches

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Cisco ASR 9000 High-end Router Launches

cisco-asr-9000.jpgCisco Systems unveiled a supercharged router called the ASR 9000, which is capable of moving 6.4 terabytes per second of traffic. The router is aimed at service providers with next-generation networks which plan to run bandwidth heavy services such as video, IPTV, mobile broadband, and more. With the explosion of Youtube videos, and other bandwidth-hungry apps, service providers are looking to stay ahead of the bandwidth demand curve. The ASR 9000 hopes to address that need with the ability to support the future "Zettabyte era". According to CRN, "The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series (ASR 9000) is designed to be the carrier Ethernet foundation for the "Zettabyte era," said Doug Webster, Cisco's senior director of service provider marketing. According to Webster, Cisco expects IP traffic to reach half of a Zettabyte by 2012."

Cisco's Pankaj Patel, senior vice president and general manager of the Cisco Service Provider Technology Group called and left me a message stating that their new hardware took four years and a whopping $200 million to develop.

The ASR 9000 router is capable of transmitting data at a rate of 6.4 trillion bits per second, and it has 10 times the bandwidth capacity of Cisco's ASR 1000 router.

Pankaj Patel also told the San Jones Mercury Times, "We truly believe consumer IP traffic will more than quadruple by 2012," He said the new router is capable of delivering 200 movies per second or 250,000 MP3s per second.

Price: It's expected to go for around $80,000.

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