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  ISR G2 ASR 1000 Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 6800 ASR 9000 CRS
  ISR G2 ASR 1000 Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 6800 ASR 9000 CRS

Description

Ideal for high-end deployments requiring business continuity, WAN flexibility, collaboration capabilities, and investment protection. Ideal for service providers and enterprises seeking leading performance with a compact form factor. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge. Ideal for convergence of campus and WAN in a single system. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge. Ideal for convergence of campus with customized services up to 100G. Industry's highest-density Carrier Ethernet system with superior edge and aggregation performance. Offers industry-leading performance and scale for service provider core applications.
Branch Yes No No No No No
Cloud access Yes No No No No No
Industrial networking and
machine-to-machine
Yes No No No No No
Data center interconnect No Yes Yes (Sup720 and Sup2T) Yes Yes Yes
Enterprise WAN Yes Yes Yes (Sup720) Yes Yes No
Internet edge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Managed services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Internet Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Service provider core No No No No No Yes
Service provider edge Yes Yes No No Yes No
  800 1900 2900 3900 4451-X
  800 1900 2900 3900 4451-X

Description

Ideal for telecommuters and small offices. Ideal for small offices requiring modular flexibility for highly secure mobility and customizable applications. Ideal for mid-range deployments requiring business agility, WAN flexibility, and secure collaboration. Ideal for large deployments requiring business continuity, WAN flexibility, superior collaboration capabilities, and investment protection. Revolutionary architecture purpose built for high-end deployments that require gigabit performance with services for a high quality application experience.
3G/4G Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
(Using external 3G/4G)
Integrated switching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi Access Point Wi-Fi Access Point Wireless LAN Controller on SRE/Cisco UCS E-Series Wireless LAN Controller on SRE/Cisco UCS E-Series Wireless LAN Controller on Cisco UCS E-Series
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) No No With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series With Cisco UCS E-Series
Integrated Branch Computing No No With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series
VPN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application and WAN optimization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unified Communications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Medianet Medianet Medianet Medianet Medianet
Application visibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloud connectors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  ASR1000 Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 6800
  ASR 1000 Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 6800

Description

Ideal for service providers and enterprises seeking leading performance with a compact form factor. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge. Ideal for convergence of campus and WAN in a single system. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge; customized for 10 GE, 40 GE, and 100 GE services.
VPN Yes Yes (Sup720) Yes*
WAN optimization Yes with AppNav No No
Unified Communications (UC) No No No
IP/integrated security Yes Yes (ASA Services Modules) Yes (ASA Services Modules)*
Wireless LAN No Yes WiSM-2 Modules Yes - (WiSM-2)
3G/4G No No No
VDI No No No
Video Multicast and medianet Multicast and medianet Multicast and medianet

Certain fixed models of the Catalyst 6800 Series do not support services modules.