The Cisco 7300 Series is optimized for flexible, feature rich IP/MPLS services at the customer network edge, where service providers and enterprises link together. The Cisco 7300 Series can be used for enterprise campus or Internet gateway applications or be deployed by service providers as a high-end CPE router for managed service offerings. The multi-gigabit backplane with an IPv6 and IPv4 feature set make the Cisco 7304 also ideal for research networks, higher education campus networks and peering exchanges.
The compact, modular Cisco 7304 Router is designed for the network edge where high performance IP/MPLS services are required to enable profitability, service differentiation, and business agility. The Cisco 7304 is the most compact (4RU) routing system in the industry to offer route processor redundancy coupled with a comprehensive set of interfaces from DS-1 to OC-48/STM-16 to Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco 7304 supports two network processors designed to meet the widest variety of network requirements. The NSE-100, with 2 built-in Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, delivers uncompromising feature acceleration using Cisco's innovative Adaptive Network Processing (ANP) technology - ideal for high-performance carrier service delivery. The NPE-G100, with 3 built-in Gigabit/Fast Ethernet interfaces, offers high-performance, flexible support for the most comprehensive set of Cisco IOS features.
Cisco 7304 Router proved itself a high-performance edge device making it an ideal platform for enterprise Internet Gateway applications or as a high-end CPE router with high-speed optical interfaces for service providers.