Metro Ethernet service delivers higher capacity, controlled costs, and easier upgrades.

To meet evolving technology requirements, Cisco IT needed to replace an Internet access circuit at its San Jose, California, headquarters campus. The IT group chose to upgrade from OC-3 configured at 60 Mbps to Metro Ethernet service at 200 Mbps with a Cisco 12404 Router as the terminating device.

This Metro Ethernet case study describes Cisco IT’s campus WAN solution and its benefits, including:

  • 45 percent of campus Internet traffic served at a comparable cost
  • Improved link diversification, failover, and traffic control capabilities
  • Incremental capacity increases, with no additional hardware cost or service disruption during circuit upgrades

Read the Metro Ethernet Service Case Study