Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series

Cisco Introduces Superior Network Capacity and a Simpler Way to Build Next-Generation Internet for Zettabyte Era

New Cisco ASR 9000 System, at 96 Tbps, Delivers 36 Times the Bandwidth Capacity of Competing Technologies for IPv6 Applications; Delivers up to 70 Percent Operational Expense Savings

Cisco is continuing its tradition of innovation by announcing a simpler way for service providers to architect the next-generation Internet to be more visual, mobile and virtual. Cisco today announced major advancements to its Cisco® ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, which will set new industry benchmarks and dramatically increase capabilities at the edge of the next-generation Internet and transform the broadband communication and entertainment industries.

New capabilities, performance gains and significant cost savings stem from Cisco’s latest innovation, nV technology (Network Virtualization), which will be deployed first on the Cisco ASR 9000 system, then made available on other Cisco platforms in the future as networks continue to evolve.

Cisco predicts that by 2015, the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion, twice the world’s population, and the total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple, reaching 966 exabytes per year. (Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015) Cisco’s announcement today helps service providers thrive in this rapidly changing environment and capitalize on these trends.

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