Cisco ASR 1000 Router Series for Service Providers

Transforming the Network Edge

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers transform the service provider network edge by offering industry-leading performance, service capabilities, reliability, and efficiencies in a compact form factor. They enable more flexible, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of complex “any play” consumer and business services.

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NTT and Cisco Deliver New Services

Japan’s NTT Group deploys new Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver advanced services. (3:44 min)

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NTT and Cisco Deliver New Services

Japan’s NTT Group deploys new Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver advanced services. (3:44 min)

Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers have been purpose-built to address the dynamic challenges at the network edge. They establish an entirely new price-to-performance class for edge routing solutions and are among the most powerful and compact routers in the industry.

The ASR 1000 Series offers services providers:

  • Industry-leading processing performance coupled with scalable service intelligence
  • ”Instant-on” virtual service delivery that simplifies networks by eliminating blades and appliances
  • An easily scalable compact form factor that minimizes space and power needs, and reduces operating expenses (OpEx)
  • Programmability to meet the new and emerging requirements of "any play" service delivery

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Flash Demo
Learn more about the innovative features, benefits and specifications of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers.

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Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers transform the network edge as they:

  • Accelerate service delivery with enhanced parallel processing power combined with hierarchical quality of service
  • Establish a new edge routing price-to-performance benchmark for enterprise advanced routing, service provider edge, and broadband aggregation
  • Simplify the network and improve availability by eliminating blades or multiple appliance networks
  • Reduce operating expenses (OpEx) and capital expenditures (CapEx) by integrating service capabilities onto a single multipurpose platform
  • Use an industry-leading fully integrated and programmable router engine to increase scalability, operating efficiency, service velocity, and networking flexibility

Two Cisco innovations power the ASR 1000 Series: the Cisco QuantumFlow processor (QFP) and the new modular Cisco IOS XE Software. The Cisco QFP combines massive parallel processing, advanced memory and traffic management with virtualized services on silicon that are fully programmable creating an entirely new architecture for edge networks.

Cisco IOS XE is based on IOS Software Release 12.2SR and provides simple in-service upgradeability, a backward compatible command-line interface, feature velocity, and powerful resiliency. The QFP is the world’s most powerful networking silicon. This innovation creates faster, application-aware services and increases overall service capacity. That means more individual advanced services can be deployed concurrently without the performance degradation found in other architectures, and they can be turned on instantly, without the need of an additional blade.

High-Performance Innovation Test Report (PDF - 189 KB)
Isocore report finds Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers deliver high-performance, scalable edge services for enterprises and service providers.

Cisco QuantumFlow Processor Flash Overview
Learn more about the unique features and benefits of this new ground breaking processor design.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers enable concurrent managed services capabilities for service providers with “instant-on” service delivery from a single, compact platform, simplifying overall network deployments.

Managed services enabled by Cisco ASR Series routers deliver the following benefits:

  • Instant-on service delivery: Eliminates appliance or blade-based service delivery, thus eliminating service calls and reducing operating costs
  • Exceptional availability: Virtually eliminates downtime associated with upgrades and planned downtime, and applies to all services, not just IP forwarding
  • Enhanced programmability: Application awareness permits service prioritization of any content from or to any device applied on a per-service basis, allowing the network to elevate the priority of voice over IP (VoIP) or video services that cannot sustain latency or jitter

Managed Services and Cisco ASR 1000 Series Panel Discussion (Video – 19:39 min)
Cisco business and technical experts discuss how the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers transform high availability managed services.

Managed Services and the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers (Video – 17:05 min)
This three-part video series discusses the managed services market, introduces Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers, and outlines some initial managed services.

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