What if you could support a wide range of applications and users while preserving the integrity of mission-critical traffic?
IP traffic is projected to triple by 2022 with one third of that data flowing across your access networks.1 As you prepare to handle greater volumes of network flows and take advantage of 5G networking and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, your access networks could become the bottleneck for delivering the connectivity your mission critical traffic requires. For enterprise and public-sector networks, the reliable and secure transport of high-bandwidth and latency-sensitive traffic is critical to saving lives, improving cities, and protecting assets.
With Cisco Intelligent Metro Access solutions, you can evolve your networks to improve scalability, increase reliability, simplify operations, and reduce the costs for delivering mission-critical data. With better insight and control of network traffic, you can prioritize access and ensure network performance for the growing amount traffic across your access network.
Cisco Intelligent Metro Access solutions provide a network foundation that can scale efficiently, reliably and intelligently without compromising on security or increasing complexity. Using the solutions, you can connect different types of users to your access network and deliver better experiences. The solution is made up of a number of components.
The NCS 500 Series routers offer a highly scalable and energy-efficient access and aggregation router platform that offers flexible port configurations of 1/10/25/40/100 Gigabits. Available in both fixed and modular form-factors, the routers facilitate advanced features for automation and programmability throughout your access network. The NCS 500 Series features application-aware networking, which is made possible by segment routing technology. It enables you to extend control throughout your network. Automation enables you to securely deploy, provision, and configure the NCS 500 Series. With the NCS 500 Series, you can deliver the network of the future, driven by next-generation technologies such as 5G and Carrier Ethernet.
The ASR 900 Series is a modular aggregation platform that delivers high scale and cost-effective broadband aggregation for voice, video, data, and mobility services. The platform offers a full-featured, modular, and fully redundant platform that is built to meet Carrier Ethernet requirements and is optimized for smaller site deployments. The ASR 900 Series supports a diverse range of interfaces, including TDM/SONET and Carrier Ethernet to help transition across networks.
Digitization is changing how enterprise and public-sector organizations operate. Technology drivers such as mobility, the IoT, cloud, and security are placing increasing demands on your access networks. To reliably support mission-critical data, you need a deterministic network that can:
Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services routers offer a modular, high-density, power-efficient, and secure platform with software virtualization capabilities. The ASR 9000 provides layers 2-3 switching and routing. The ASR 9000 is a low-power platform that supports high-density interfaces with up to 32 port 100 GE fourth-generation line cards. It helps efficiently aggregate traffic from access networks to the WAN. These routers feature a purpose-built, multi-hard-drive architecture to mitigate failures and flexible chassis options.
The Cisco NCS 5500 Series offers industry-leading density of up to 288 100 GE ports, in a low-power highly redundant platform that is designed to efficiently scale edge aggregation between data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN aggregation networks.
All four platforms offered in the Intelligent Metro Access solutions have the following key features:
Additional technologies that can be used with Intelligent Metro Access solutions include:
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Because Cisco is a global networking innovator, we understand that to survive and thrive, you need to harness the latest benefits and features of the network. Our Intelligent Metro Access solutions span a broad range of platforms, technologies, and topology options. The solutions are designed to give you the flexibility to address your specific needs.
Our customers are pursuing Intelligent Metro Access solutions to modernize their networks and increase efficiency through converged access and segment routing technology. By delivering advanced software intelligence and automation across access networks, our customers are increasing agility and improving customer experiences.