Cisco's big secret today was... Cisco ASR 9000.

Cisco unveiled today through their latest teaser advertising, something they had already teased with the series 1000. But today it actually is for the latest model, the ASR 9000.

ciscoasr Cisco ASR 9000 Series in all it’s glory. Has a strange ‘retro futuristic’ look to it, like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The new Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers will change the face of what we expect a router to be capable of. With a purpose developed processor that brings a lot of the functions of a router and firewall on chip, at blistering speeds. For those who do not already know, ASR (Aggregation Services Router) is the evolution of both an ISR (Integrated Services Router) and a Firewall. It is what cisco is driving for in the edge and provider networks.

From the email:

The Cisco ASR 9000 is ready for just about anything that may lie ahead. Mobile broadband traffic will increase more than 20 fold in the next 4 years. By 2012, half of all content crossing the Internet will be video. And there are more than 3 billion people out there who are still waiting to download their first song and watch their first online video.

The future is here. So is the machine. Meet the ASR 9000 Series Routers. Beautifully engineered for whatever may lie ahead.

The industry standard is about to go up.

Transfer up to 6.4 Terabits of data per second. Quadruple the per slot capacity up to 400 Gigabits per second. Terabytes of content streaming on a blade.

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