Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series

Cloud Scale for WAN Aggregation

The Network Convergence System 5500 Series offers industry-leading density of routed 100-GE ports for high-scale WAN aggregation. The 5500 Series is designed to efficiently scale between data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks.

Features and Capabilities

Network traffic between and from data centers is expected to increase threefold by 2019, according to findings in the Cisco Global Cloud Index. To meet this challenge, networks need software and hardware solutions that are optimized for cloud scale.

NCS 5500 Series routers deliver a programmable, dense, high-capacity, and modular answer for WAN aggregation. Running on the latest version of Cisco IOS XR Software (IOS XR Release 6.0 or later), the 5500 Series supports segment routing, advanced forwarding feature sets, and programmable network management.

This router series delivers:

  • High-performance with up to 288 100-Gb ports
  • High capacity - up to 28 Tbps in one-third of a rack
  • Redundant route processors, fabric, and power
  • Low power consumption - approximately 0.3 Watts per 1 Gbps
  • An infrastructure for hosting applications

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Specifications at a Glance

Model Network Convergence System 5508
Software compatibility Cisco IOS XR Release 6.0 or later
Performance and scalability 28 Tbps
Route processor slots 2
Line card slots 8
Power supply Up to 8 3000W AC power supply, single 20A input 220V
N+1 or N+N grid redundancy
(80 Plus Platinum rated)
Physical dimensions 13 RU
Height: 22.70 inches (57.78 cm)
Width: 17.50 inches (44.50 cm)
Depth: 31.76 inches (80.67 cm)

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