The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Services Processors (ESPs) offer innovative new capabilities for forwarding and queuing in silicon. The Cisco ASR 1000 Series 40-Gbps ESP is supported on the Cisco ASR 1006 and 1013 Routers. On the Cisco ASR 1006 and 1013 Routers, the ESP can be deployed in a redundant configuration.
The Cisco ASR 1000 Series ESPs handle data-plane processing tasks for all network traffic. The modules perform all baseline router packet operations, including:
They are also responsible for advanced services such as: