Service providers need to scale their IP networks with high-speed optical interfaces to provide the throughput necessary for delivering next-generation IP services. The Cisco 12000 Series 4-Port OC-48c/STM-16c POS/SDH ES Line Card delivers unmatched forwarding performance and a comprehensive IP and Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP+MPLS) feature set to scale core networks to 10 Gbps speeds. It also introduces value-added services such as MPLS virtual private networks (VPNs); voice, video, and data integration; and tiered service offerings at 10 Gbps rates without compromising line-rate performance.
Supported by the Cisco 12000 Series distributed architecture, the Cisco Quad OC-48 POS ES Line Card features a dedicated Layer 3 forwarding engine that offers an industry-leading 25 million packets per second (Mpps) forwarding performance per line card slot for both IP forwarding and MPLS switching. The Cisco Quad OC-48 POS ES Line Card achieves a full 10 Gbps line-rate throughput, which translates to more than 25 percent greater performance on a per-slot basis than any competitive offering. Features such as quality of service (QoS), accounting (Sampled NetFlow), security, and traffic control (extended access control lists [ACL] and committed access rate [CAR]) are enabled without impacting performance.