Cisco delivers the Carrier Ethernet foundation for the ‘Zettabyte era:’

Cisco today announced a major leap in networking technology at the service provider network edge with the introduction of the Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series (ASR 9000). The Cisco ASR 9000 is designed to deliver massive scale, non-stop video experience and a reduced carbon footprint. The Cisco ASR 9000 meets service providers’ need to increase the speed, longevity, services richness and efficiency of the network edge, a demand spurred by the massive spike in video and data traffic across wireline, cable and mobile networks.

The Cisco ASR 9000 follows the introduction eight months ago of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series, the first Cisco aggregation services router. With the 92-terabit Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System (CRS) in the core, Cisco offers the most comprehensive core and edge solution to meet customer speed and scaling needs in the “zettabyte era.”

“The Cisco ASR 9000 offers service providers tremendous scalability and a services-optimized architecture that truly sets a new benchmark in the industry for carrier Ethernet systems for the zettabyte era,” said Pankaj Patel, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Service Provider Technology Group. “This platform is designed for IP NGN transformation and will be used as the Carrier Ethernet transport foundation for Video and Mobility data growth. The Cisco ASR 9000 has been specifically optimized to deliver video and rich media better than any other platform on the market.”

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