Cisco Aggregation Services Routers

William Wolfe

Tuesday November 18th 2008 at 7:00pm
Wheaton, Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus, Room 103


This presentation will provide both executive and technical level insight into Cisco's newest routing product series designed for the enterprise and service providers.

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series consists of three different versions, all powered by the new, Cisco QuantumFlow Processor (QFP):

  • ASR 1002 Router
  • ASR 1004 Router
  • ASR 1006 Router

    The Cisco QFP provides a huge leap in performance and resiliency for route processors.

    The Cisco ASR 1000 Series provides:

  • A significant enhanced value compared to prior generations of Cisco midrange routing solutions
  • Multiple services embedded in the Cisco QFP at wire speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
  • Separation of the control and data planes
  • Accelerate services by offering outstanding performance and resiliency with optimized, intelligent services
  • Establish a new benchmark for price-to-performance offerings in the enterprise advanced routing, service provider edge, and broadband aggregation segments
  • Facilitate significant network architectural innovations in areas such as WAN aggregation, managed customer-premises-equipment (CPE) services and service provider edge services.
  • Utilize the Cisco QuantumFlow Processor (QFP), the industry.s first fully integrated and programmable router engine. The Cisco QFP offers service providers more scalability, operating efficiency, service velocity and networking flexibility than any route processor on the market today.

    Utilize the new Cisco IOS XE software (introduced with the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers as a modular operating system). Based on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SR, Cisco IOS XE software is designed to provide modular packaging, feature velocity, and powerful resiliency. Because of the extreme flexibility and robust performance of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Services Processor (ESPs).based on the Cisco QFP technology.Network Security, Deep Packet Inspection, Cisco IOS Firewall, and many other advanced features are implemented in Cisco IOS XE without the need for additional hardware. For service providers, the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers facilitate more flexible, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of complex consumer and business services.

    The Cisco ASR 1000 Series delivers multiple services embedded in the Cisco QuantumFlow Processor at wire speeds of up to 10 Gbps. The services supported on the Cisco QuantumFlow Processor include:

  • Security services, such as encryption and firewall
  • Quality of service (QoS)
  • Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
  • Cisco IOSŪ Flexible Packet Matching
  • Broadband aggregation
  • Session border controller, among others


    William Wolfe, CCNA(R), CCDA(R) is a Sr. Manager and Enterprise Architect for Cisco Systems, Inc. and has over 28 years in Information Technology. As a former CIO/CTO and IT leader, his expertise is in the area of Business Transformation enabled by relevant and effective use of Advanced Technologies. He has extensive technical knowledge in network architecture, design, implementation and optimization of data centers, enterprise routing & switching, unified communications and security. He is currently completing additional certifications including CCNP(R), CCSP(R), and CCVP(R).

    Getting to the meeting

    The next General meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

            IIT Rice Campus
            Room 103
            201 East Loop Road
            Wheaton, IL 60187-8489
    Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
    The 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in south Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the North-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway (I-88).

    From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

    From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.

    From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, (Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.

    Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

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